Archive of January 24, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 24, 2019

Major Japanese convenience stores ban pornography

Jan 24, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Thousands of convenience stores in Japan will stop selling pornographic magazines, a move they say will help create an environment more conducive to families.

Two-thirds of US bishops do not believe women should be ordained deacons

Jan 24, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- A survey of bishops in the US released this week found that among respondents, 41 percent believe it theoretically possible to ordain women as deacons, and only 33 percent believe this should be allowed.

Pope asks World Youth Day pilgrims to unite the world with Christ's love

Jan 24, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- At the opening ceremony for World Youth Day in Panama on Thursday, Pope Francis asked participants to let themselves be united across lands and cultures by the love of Christ.

Venezuelan Army besieged hundreds of protesters in Maturin cathedral

Jan 24, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- As opposition marches were held across Venezuela Wednesday, at least 700 opposition supporters were trapped in Maturin's Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for several hours, besieged by the Venezuelan Army.

DC attorney general proposes bill to make clergy mandatory reporters

Jan 24, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The bill would extend to a range of positions and professions across church, state, and private insitutions, but provides explicit exemptions for the confessional, and priests would not be required to report abuse they learned about in that context.

Be close to people's suffering, Francis tells Central American bishops

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:37 am .- At World Youth Day Thursday, Pope Francis told the bishops of Central America to be close to the people, and to let their wounds and suffering be the drive behind the bishops’ actions and priorities.

Pope Francis says Panama to be 'a hub of hope' during World Youth Day

Jan 24, 2019 - 08:55 am .- Upon arriving in Panama for World Youth Day 2019, Pope Francis met with politicians, diplomats and civil society leaders, extending a message of hope for “a more humane world.”

World Youth Day pilgrims receive warm welcome in Panama  

Jan 24, 2019 - 08:37 am .- When you go to stay at someone’s house for a week, it’s not unusual for the host to tidy the place up a bit to get it ready for you.

Pope Francis warns against 'spirals of hatred' on social media

Jan 24, 2019 - 04:26 am .- In his World Day of Social Communications message, Pope Francis said that online discussion is “too often based on opposition to the other.”

Meet the hitchhiking friar with an extraordinary near-death experience

Jan 24, 2019 - 12:16 am .- Miraculous events have shaped Friar Juan Maria Crisostomo’s life to bring him to the radical poverty and simplicity of his vocation as a Little Friar of Jesus and Mary.