Archive of August 22, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 22, 2019

Children before politics say parents as Catholic adoption agency heads to court

Aug 22, 2019 - 05:30 pm .- Parents of five adoptive children were present in court on Thursday in support of a Catholic adoption agency in Michigan that is threatened with closure by a new state policy.

Suspected Hindu radicals arrested in India after attack on Catholic pilgrims 

Aug 22, 2019 - 05:24 pm .- Six suspected members of a radical Hindu group were arrested in India this week after dozens of Catholics were attacked on a Marian pilgrimage.

Bishops praise proposal to clarify religious exemptions for federal contractors

Aug 22, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- Leaders at the U.S. bishops’ conference have praised a U.S. Labor Department proposal to clarify protections for religious employers seeking federal contracts.

Ex-Philly pastor arrested for charges of embezzling roughly $100,000 of church funds

Aug 22, 2019 - 02:50 pm .- A priest in Downingtown, Penn., a suburb west of Philadelphia, was arrested yesterday for stealing roughly $100,000 in church funds over six years to fund his New Jersey beach house and sexual encounters with men among other personal expenses, authorities have reported.

Vatican diplomat: Solidarity must be at the heart of the European project

Aug 22, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States said Wednesday that politics surrounding migration in Europe fuel ideological conflicts that do not fully take into account the complexity of the problem.

In first-ever event, UN commemorates religious victims of violence

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:01 am .- The United Nations General Assembly has designated Aug. 22 as the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

Real reform in the Church requires a faithful laity, priest says 

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:38 am .- For the Catholic Church to be renewed, the entire body of Christ - especially the laity - must strive to live the faith devoutly.

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics have an important role in peaceful protests

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:12 am .- As massive protests continue in Hong Kong, one student leader says Catholics have an important role to play in encouraging demonstrators to remain peaceful in asserting their demands.