Archive of September 5, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 5, 2019

How Catholic charities are helping in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

Sep 5, 2019 - 04:46 pm .- With Hurricane Dorian leaving widespread destruction in the Bahamas earlier this week, and now moving up the eastern U.S. coast, Catholic agencies are coordinating response efforts for those affected by the storm.

Miraculous healing at Knock Shrine confirmed by Irish bishops

Sep 5, 2019 - 04:24 pm .- The Catholic Church in Ireland has for the first time recognized a miracle attached to the Knock Shrine, where a woman was cured of multiple sclerosis thirty years ago.

Effort to pass abortion bill in NSW could push government into minority

Sep 5, 2019 - 03:03 pm .- As the Australian state of New South Wales considers a bill to decriminalize abortion, two members of parliament from the governing coalition are threatening to separate from the majority government if certain limiting amendments to the bill do not pass.

'Despicable,' 'repugnant,' 'extremist': Pro-life activists respond to Bernie Sanders on abortion 

Sep 5, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- Pro-life leaders have denounced Sen. Bernie Sanders statement that he would repeal the Mexico City policy and promote abortion in “poorer countries” in response to a question on population growth.

German bishops to green light binding 'Synodal Assembly'

Sep 5, 2019 - 12:02 pm .- The decision to proceed comes despite a warning from Pope Francis to the  German bishops that they must remain in step with the whole Church.

From inspiration to adoption: A story of working with Mother Teresa

Sep 5, 2019 - 11:24 am .- More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The experience would spark a years-long process that would eventually lead her to adopt a severely handicapped child from one of the care centers run by the Missionaries of Charity.

Pope Francis challenges Church in Mozambique to be ‘door to solutions’

Sep 5, 2019 - 09:44 am .- Pope Francis urged Church leaders in Mozambique Thursday, to avoid being part of conflicts and divisions, but to go out of their way to visit others and to encourage dialogue and solutions.

Do not let go of joy, Pope Francis urges youth in Mozambique

Sep 5, 2019 - 05:02 am .- Pope Francis encouraged young people of different faiths in Mozambique Thursday to not give up in the face of their country’s challenges, but to confront them with joy and hope.

Peace requires perseverance, Pope Francis tells Mozambican authorities

Sep 5, 2019 - 03:13 am .- In his opening speech in Mozambique Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the country’s authorities to work diligently for peace.

Marriage is 'colorblind' but not 'sex-blind', says Catholic author

Sep 5, 2019 - 03:05 am .- After a wedding venue employee in Mississippi cited her Christian beliefs in refusing to host the wedding of a mixed-race couple, a Catholic scholar clarified that “marriage is a colorblind institution.”