Archive of August 26, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 26, 2019

Death row inmates appeal to North Carolina Supreme Court, citing racial bias

Aug 26, 2019 - 07:25 pm .- The Supreme Court of North Carolina is set to hear the case of six death row inmates who say a repealed state law should still allow them to be resentenced to life without parole, since they were able to successfully demonstrate that racial bias was a factor in their death sentences.

Lawsuit claims Knights of Columbus broke $100m ‘verbal contract’

Aug 26, 2019 - 05:25 pm .- Jury selection began Monday in a lawsuit that accuses the Knights of Columbus of violating a verbal contract with a vendor who claims that the Knights of Columbus inflate their membership numbers, and have destroyed his business.

Understanding the liturgy can be transformative, Cardinal Parolin says

Aug 26, 2019 - 04:35 pm .- A better understanding of the meaning and symbolic language of the Church’s liturgy, especially the Mass, will help Catholics encounter the Lord and grow in holiness, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in a letter this week.

Missionaries of Charity remember Mother Teresa’s birthday

Aug 26, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Hundreds of Missionaries of Charity gathered at their headquarters on Monday to commemorate the birthday of the order’s founder, Mother Teresa.

Virginia governor appoints activist with history of anti-Catholic tweets

Aug 26, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Governor of Virginia has appointed a Democratic activist with a history of profane, anti-Catholic statements to an influential public body. 

With plea to global community, Rohingya mark 2 years as refugees

Aug 26, 2019 - 03:41 pm .- Two years after a surge of state-sponsored violence in Burma forced more than 1 million members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group to flee the country, the refugees are calling for international action.

No injuries a ‘blessing’ after fire destroys Catholic Charities shelter in N.J. 

Aug 26, 2019 - 01:55 pm .- After a fire destroyed a Catholic Charities shelter in Paterson, New Jersey on Saturday, Catholic leaders are counting their blessings that no one was injured or killed in the blaze.

Catholic Congressman standing down to put family first

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Rep. Sean Duffy made the announcement Aug. 26, citing a desire to be with his family ahead of the imminent arrival of his ninth child as the reason he will leave Congress before the end of his term. 

Cardinal Pell to appeal to Australian High Court

Aug 26, 2019 - 10:05 am .- Cardinal George Pell will appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the decision last week by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse.

Pope Francis lends support to committee on Abu Dhabi declaration

Aug 26, 2019 - 09:57 am .- Pope Francis has given his encouragement to a committee created by the United Arab Emirates for the promotion of his joint statement on human fraternity, signed in Abu Dhabi in February.