Archive of September 4, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 4, 2019

Cardinal Tobin blesses immigration protest

Sep 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark, blessed a group of protesters on Wednesday, as a they demonstrated in front of the city’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. 

Paglia responds to controversy at JPII Institute

Sep 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, grand chancellor of Rome’s Pontifical Institute John Paul II, has responded to controversy over a plan to restructure the school’s faculty and curriculum.

Burke and Brandmüller say Amazon synod challenges deposit of faith

Sep 4, 2019 - 05:45 pm .- Two cardinals have sent letters to fellow members of the College of Cardinals, raising concerns about the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the pan-Amazonian region.

Colombian bishop decries assassination of mayoral candidate

Sep 4, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- The secretary general of the Colombian bishops' conference has deplored the assassination of Karina García, a mayoral candidate in the country's southwest, and called for an end to the bloodshed in the country.

Thousands participate in Costa Rican pro-life march

Sep 4, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- Thousands participated in Saturday's March for Life in the Costa Rican capital, urging that the president not sign a technical regulation for the performance of therapeutic abortion.

Student leader: Withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill not enough to quell protests

Sep 4, 2019 - 03:49 pm .- Despite Hong Kong’s chief executive announcing that she will withdraw a controversial extradition bill, protests are continuing, with demonstrators demanding additional government and police reforms, said the leader of local Catholic student group.

HHS announces $2 billion to fight opioid addiction

Sep 4, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it will send almost $2 billion in grant funding to the states to fight the opioid crisis.

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, who oversaw the Jubilee Year 2000, dies at 96

Sep 4, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, a frequent collaborator of Pope St. John Paul II, has died at 96.

Lawyers' group hesitant about Australia's religious discrimination bill

Sep 4, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- The president of the Law Council of Australia signalled dissatisfaction with the government's religious discrimination bill Wednesday. Among his concerns are its ability to bolster conscience protections for medical professionals who object to participating in abortion.

Medical groups support North Carolina's 20-week abortion limit

Sep 4, 2019 - 01:25 pm .- Four non-profit medical groups have filed a brief with a federal appeals court in support of a 20-week abortion limit in North Carolina.

Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique for 3-nation trip

Sep 4, 2019 - 12:33 pm .- Pope Francis arrived in Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday, kicking off a Sept. 4-10 trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The pope was greeted by government officials at a welcoming ceremony, with singing crowds lining the streets.

'This could be the end for me,' Buffalo bishop says in taped conversation

Sep 4, 2019 - 11:30 am .- Recordings of private conversations appear to show that Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo believed sexual harassment accusations made against a diocesan priest months before the diocese removed the priest from ministry.

McCarrick created 'culture of fear and intimidation,' Seton Hall review finds

Sep 4, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick created a “culture of fear and intimidation” at the Seton Hall University seminary, according to a report released by the university on Aug. 27.

Hong Kong auxiliary bishop calls for ‘Friday fasting’ amid ongoing protests

Sep 4, 2019 - 03:01 am .- As widespread protests continue in Hong Kong, a local bishop is urging people to pray and fast for peace, while speaking up against injustice and corruption.

Border bishops 'filled with mourning' over deaths of migrants

Sep 4, 2019 - 12:09 am .- At the end of their recent semi-annual meeting, Catholic bishops from dioceses along the Texas-Mexico border lamented the challenges facing migrants and called on governments to welcome newcomers and help them adjust to life in a new country.