Archive of August 23, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 23, 2019

HHS conscience rule essential for freedom say Catholic healthcare groups

Aug 23, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Legal briefs filed Aug. 21 on behalf of four non-profit organizations, including the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Catholic Medical Association, argue that medical professionals should not be forced to perform procedures or refer patients for procedures to which they are morally opposed. 

Amid efforts to rebuild, residents of Karala face another round of floods

Aug 23, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- Just a year after devastating floods swept through Kerala, India, the state is again facing devastating flooding.

New West Virginia bishop addresses scandals head-on at installation Mass

Aug 23, 2019 - 04:43 pm .- After nearly a year without a bishop, due to the scandal-ridden former Bishop Michael Bransfield, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia has a new shepherd, who was installed at a Mass yesterday on the feast of the Queenship of Mary.

Catholic leaders voice concern over Amazon fires

Aug 23, 2019 - 04:23 pm .- Catholics groups in the Amazon have expressed concern over the wave of forest fires that have been ravaging the region.

Cincinnati Catholic raised 'red flags' about priest over a year before rape indictment

Aug 23, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- A Cincinnati news station is reporting on the contents of a letter, sent to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer in August 2018, accusing them of ignoring “red flags” related to a priest now indicted on nine counts of rape.

Christian filmmakers win right to sue against Minnesota human rights law

Aug 23, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- A federal court has reversed a decision dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Arizona bishops welcome tuition break for undocumented students

Aug 23, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Arizona’s Catholic bishops issued a statement Thursday in support of a change in policy that will offer a discounted tuition rate to in-state high school students who are undocumented immigrants. 

Exorcists to Jesuit head: Satan is real

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:49 am .- An international organization of Catholic exorcists said Thursday that the existence of Satan as a real and personal being is a truth of Christin doctrine.

Analysis: Pell, and the politics of Rome

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:15 am .- With no further civil progress likely, and Cardinal George Pell almost sure to remain in prison for the foreseeable future, attention now shifts to Rome, where a canonical process has been pending.

Agreement reached on permanent Holy See representative to Vietnam

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:08 am .- A Holy See-Vietnam diplomacy working group, which met inside the Vatican this week, reached an agreement on establishing a permanent resident papal representative to the southeast Asian country.