Archive of August 29, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 29, 2019

Alencherry will face trial over land deals, Indian court rules

Aug 29, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- An Indian court has ruled that Cardinal George Alencherry will stand trial in a case related to controversial land deals in the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly.

Pro-life group: Use gene editing to fix disease, not make designer babies

Aug 29, 2019 - 05:20 pm .- As scientists explore new avenues for gene editing, a pro-life group is urging caution against the temptation to use the technology to create “designer babies.”

China’s one-child policy will leave lasting damage, expert warns

Aug 29, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- Although China announced it was ending its one-child policy in 2015, the effects of the communist regime’s controversial measure will be felt for generations to come, an expert has warned. 

Cardinal Achille Silvestrini dies at age 95

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- Cardinal Achille Silvestrini, former prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches and a long-time Vatican diplomat, died at his home in the Vatican Aug. 29.

Before it hits the road, the 'popemobile' takes to the seas

Aug 29, 2019 - 11:10 am .- Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the “popemobile” - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has been shipped from Kenya to Mozambique, which is the first stop on the pope’s six-day swing through three African nations.

Virginia governor accepts appointee's resignation over anti-Catholic tweets

Aug 29, 2019 - 11:00 am .- A Democratic Party activist with a history of anti-Catholic and other bigoted social media posts has resigned from Virginia Council of Women after her appointment prompted outcry from Catholics. 

Can tattoos be sacramentals? 

Aug 29, 2019 - 03:30 am .- When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the English Carmelite, St. Simon Stock, she carried the Carmelite scapular in her hand and told him: “This shall be the privilege for you and for all the Carmelites, that anyone dying in this garment shall be saved.”