Archive of August 27, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 27, 2019

Mexican bishops call for justice following murder of priest

Aug 27, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of Mexico offered prayers and called for justice after the murder of Fr. José Martín Guzmán Vega, a priest in Matamoros, along the country’s northern border.

Seattle bishops to 'review' blessing of assisted suicide advocate

Aug 27, 2019 - 04:45 pm .- The Archdiocese of Seattle is facing questions after a local man received a formal Catholic blessing at Mass shortly before committing medically assisted suicide.

Franciscan Province paid poor abuse victims $15,000 in nondisclosure agreement

Aug 27, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- The Associated Press has uncovered the cases of two men whom the Franciscans of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province paid $15,000 each to keep quiet about abuse claims, despite a requirement that victims must not be bound by nondisclosure agreements in child sexual abuse settlements.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572m for driving opioid epidemic

Aug 27, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson pay $572 million for “public nuisance” in driving the state’s opioid epidemic by pushing prescription painkillers.

While Fort Worth bishop says apparition is not real, alleged visionary blames demonic attack

Aug 27, 2019 - 02:40 pm .- The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, said Monday that alleged appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary in his diocese are not real apparitions, and that alleged evidence of the visions was fake. But supporters of the alleged apparitions say that Satan is trying to discredit their visions.

Put human dignity not profit first, Rubio says

Aug 27, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- Rubio cited Catholic Social Teaching and Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum novarum while reflecting on how profit and human concern have drifted apart.

Musicians sign Planned Parenthood protest of pro-life laws

Aug 27, 2019 - 01:05 pm .- Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, called the signers “wildly out of touch” with the views of most Americans.

Judge temporarily blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

Aug 27, 2019 - 12:56 pm .- A federal judge has blocked a Missouri law banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy from taking effect while a challenge to the law is being heard in court.

First Chinese bishop consecrated after Vatican-China deal

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:44 am .- A new bishop was consecrated Monday in Inner Mongolia, China, becoming the first bishop to be consecrated in the country after a deal on bishop appointments was made with the Vatican last year.

Benedict XVI responds to criticism of his essay on the Church and the sexual abuse crisis

Aug 27, 2019 - 08:49 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has responded to criticism of his essay on the abuse crisis, saying many negative reactions have confirmed his central thesis that apostasy and alienation from the Faith are at the heart of the crisis – by not even mentioning God in their critique of his essay.

A model of despair: Planned Parenthood and Title X

Aug 27, 2019 - 07:00 am .- Planned Parenthood’s decision to forgo tens of millions of dollars per year in Title X grants simply reinforces its commitment to abortion, say those familiar with the organization’s operations.