Archive of September 9, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 9, 2019

Mural of first Memphis bishop removed after abuse allegations

Sep 9, 2019 - 05:07 pm .- After being included several months ago on a Virginia list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse, the first Catholic bishop of Memphis was removed from a mural in the city over the weekend.

'If we are spiritually sterile, we will have no future,' bishop tells Ruthenian eparchy

Sep 9, 2019 - 04:23 pm .- In many ways the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma, a local Church of the Byzantine rite in the midwestern United States, faces the same problems as the Church throughout the world: shrinking and aging parishes, fallout from scandals, financial strain.

Archbishop Gomez at Mass for immigrants: 'We can heal what is broken in America'

Sep 9, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- At a Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called migrants to witness to America the healing love of Christ, which has the power to restore unity to a divided nation.

Syrian churches targeted by Assad forces, new report claims

Sep 9, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A new report alleges that forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad are responsible for the majority of targeted attacks on churches since the country’s civil war began in 2011.

Court orders Mexican Senate to take up pro-family constitutional amendment bill

Sep 9, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- A Mexican federal circuit court has ordered the country's Senate to consider a pro-family constitutional amendment bill filed more than three years ago.

‘Disgraceful injustice’: Thousands protest law to force abortion on N Ireland

Sep 9, 2019 - 12:35 pm .- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday to protest against the impending legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.

Court approves religious accommodation for Texas students with long hair

Sep 9, 2019 - 09:02 am .- A court ruled Thursday against a Texas high school that was barring two Catholic students from extracurricular activities due to their refusal to cut their hair, which they had grown out for religious reasons.

Pope Francis in Mauritius: Do not pit economy against environment, poor

Sep 9, 2019 - 08:12 am .- Do not let economic development in Mauritius be at the expense of the country’s young, poor, and environment, Pope Francis told authorities, civil society, and diplomats Monday.

Bring 'new life' to the Church in Mauritius, Pope Francis tells Catholics

Sep 9, 2019 - 03:02 am .- At Mass on the island nation of Mauritius Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to avoid worldly securities, to increase their zeal for evangelization, and to invite the young to be an active part of the Church.