Archive of October 1, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 1, 2019

Christian think tank warns of flaws in Australian religious discrimination bill

Oct 1, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Freedom for Faith, a Christian legal think tank, expressed concerns last week over unintended consequences of the Australian government's religious discrimination bill, urging that it be re-drafted before it is passed.

Michigan governor axes funding for pregnancy, parenting support

Oct 1, 2019 - 06:34 pm .- Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has line-item vetoed from the state’s budget $700,000 in funding for the Michigan Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Program, to the consternation of the Michigan Catholic Conference and a pro-life group active in the state.

Moroccan woman sentenced for procuring abortion

Oct 1, 2019 - 05:22 pm .- A Moroccan journalist, her fiance, and a doctor were sentenced to prison Monday for procuring and performing an abortion. The country's penal code bars abortion except in cases when the mother's life is endangered.

China marks 70 years of communism and human rights abuses

Oct 1, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- On Tuesday, the People’s Republic of China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s communist regime. While some world leaders offered congratulations, others reflected on the nation’s long history of human rights abuses.

Split ruling for Virginia abortion regulations

Oct 1, 2019 - 04:13 pm .- A federal judge on Monday overturned two Virginia restrictions on abortion, while upholding several others, saying, “the right to choose to have an abortion is not unfettered.”

N Ireland religious leaders call for prayer, action against new abortion laws

Oct 1, 2019 - 03:04 pm .- Religious leaders are calling on Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith to reconvene the region’s legislative assembly, in order to avoid new liberalizing abortion laws which are set to take effect later this month.

The Church's Extraordinary Missionary Month begins under the gaze of St Therese

Oct 1, 2019 - 02:35 pm .- Pope Francis opened the Extraordinary Missionary Month Tuesday invoking St. Therese of Liseux, the patron saint of missionaries.

City of Anchorage drops 'gender identity' complaint against women's shelter

Oct 1, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- The city of Anchorage has dropped a complaint filed with the city’s Equal Rights Commission after a women’s shelter in the city refused to allow a biological man to stay the night, it was announced on Monday, Sept. 30. 

Catholics with special needs ‘show us the face of Christ,’ says Burbidge

Oct 1, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Catholics with special needs are a central part of “who we are and what we do” as a community, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington told attendees of the diocesean Mass for Persons with Disabilities on Sunday, Sept. 29. 

HHS allocates $33m previously meant for Planned Parenthood

Oct 1, 2019 - 10:00 am .- The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that is allocating $33.6 million in Title X funding previously earmarked for Planned Parenthood and other entities that have withdrawn from the program.

Vatican prosecutors conduct raid on Secretariat of State offices

Oct 1, 2019 - 08:40 am .- Vatican prosecutors seized documents and electronic devices in a raid executed Tuesday at the offices of the most senior curial department.

How this convert 'fell in love with Jesus' through the Byzantine Catholic Church

Oct 1, 2019 - 04:00 am .- The scandals, she said, are opportunities to pray for Church leaders who have “fallen away, because there's so much responsibility and authority they have in Church.”