Archive of September 3, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 3, 2019

Advocacy group: Ill Chinese citizens grilled on religious belief before treatment

Sep 3, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- As part of its crackdown on religion, the Chinese Communist Party is requiring healthcare workers to grill gravely ill patients about their religious beliefs before treating them, human rights advocacy group Bitter Winter has reported.

A Catholic school removed Harry Potter from the library. Should Catholics read the books?

Sep 3, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- A Catholic elementary school in Nashville has banned the seven books of the Harry Potter series due to concerns the books promote witchcraft and black magic. An exorcist and a Catholic author talked with CNA about the Harry Potter books and the Catholic faith.

Love for neighbor includes care for the planet, Vatican official says

Sep 3, 2019 - 02:53 pm .- Taking care of the planet is ultimately about justice for the poor and about loving one’s neighbor as one’s self, a Vatican official has told CNA.

In rare interview, McCarrick maintains his innocence

Sep 3, 2019 - 02:17 pm .- In an interview last month with Slate staff writer Ruth Graham, Theodore McCarrick said he doesn't believe he committed the acts of which he has been accused.

Judge dismisses wrongful death suit filed on behalf of aborted baby

Sep 3, 2019 - 12:28 pm .- A judge in Alabama has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a six-week old aborted baby.

JPII Institute VP suggests compromise on university restructuring

Sep 3, 2019 - 11:10 am .- The vice-president of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II in Rome has proposed a compromise between the university administrators implementing a restructuring plan at the school, and the faculty members who have opposed certain aspects of that plan.

Solidarity is strong in the Church in Madagascar, priest says

Sep 3, 2019 - 10:59 am .- Later this week, Pope Francis visit the island nation of Madagascar, a place where the faith is practiced with simplicity and with a strong solidarity, according to one priest on the island nation.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Sartain of Seattle for medical reasons

Sep 3, 2019 - 04:41 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday accepted the resignation of Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, who will be succeeded by Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, coadjutor of the archdiocese since June.