Archive of August 30, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 30, 2019

Jackson diocese: we did not influence victim’s decision to accept smaller settlement

Aug 30, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The Diocese of Jackson in Mississippi said it did not pressure a victim of clerical sexual abuse to accept settlement offers after he was abused by a Franciscan brother in the late 1990s. Earlier this year, that victim and his cousin were paid $15,000 each by a Wisconsin-based Franciscan province — a lower amount than typical settlements— to settle their abuse claims.  

Analysis: What is next for pro-life legislation?

Aug 30, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- A Missouri decision this week calls into question whether any legislation is possible on abortion in the first two trimesters of pregnancy, and whether a new Supreme Court decision on the issue is now inevitable.

Democrats say ‘nones’ are largest religious group, warn against religious liberty claims

Aug 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Democratic National Committee last week passed a resolution recognizing so-called “nones” as “the largest religious group” in the party and warning of threats caused by “misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty.’”

Study finds no 'gay gene' - What that means for Catholic morality

Aug 30, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- After a major scientific study found there is not a singular genetic marker for homosexualty, a Catholic theologian explained that the findings are fully in accord with Catholic teaching.

Dupont: I was 'absolutely' unaware Seattle man was planning suicide

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:44 am .- A priest who was photographed blessing a man planning to commit medically assisted suicide said Friday that he was unaware of the man’s intentions, and that if he had known what the man was planning, he would have acted differently.

Nigerian priest killed as car set ablaze

Aug 30, 2019 - 10:08 am .- A Catholic priest was killed in Nigeria this week when the car he was driving was set ablaze.

Pope Francis will visit this Catholic-run HIV treatment center in Mozambique

Aug 30, 2019 - 09:38 am .- Days ahead of his trip to three Eastern African nations, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Mozambique, saying his heart embraces them.

Healed aneurysm investigated as possible miracle for Creole nun's beatification

Aug 30, 2019 - 03:30 am .- In December 2017, 19 year-old Arkansas college student Christine McGee was rushed to the hospital.

'Enough of the violence' – Mexican archdiocese laments massacre at night club

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:53 am .- The Archdiocese of Xalapa in Mexico called for peace after a massacre at a night club in the town of Coatzacoalcos claimed 26 lives on Tuesday night.