Archive of October 2, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 2, 2019

Abortion 'mega-clinic' to open in Illinois after Missouri restrictions

Oct 2, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday the opening of an 18,000 square foot, $7 million “mega” abortion clinic in southern Illinois, just a dozen miles from Missouri’s last remaining Planned Parenthood clinic.

Notre Dame students disturbed by anti-Catholic rhetoric

Oct 2, 2019 - 04:11 pm .- Students and observers are reacting to a hand-painted sign, posted outside an academic hall at the University of Notre Dame, bearing the words “There is Queer Blood on Homophobic Hands.” The sign implicates Catholic student journalists, faculty, and alumni for the deaths of people who identify as queer.

Kansas lawmakers consider pro-life change to state constitution

Oct 2, 2019 - 04:06 pm .- The Kansas legislature is attempting to force a statewide referendum on abortion after the state’s Supreme Court declared it a constitutional right, striking down pro-life legislation earlier this year. 

Burkina Faso Jesuit is the first African to win prestigious Ratzinger Prize

Oct 2, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso has made history as the first African to win the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, which honors the work and academic contribution of theologians and other Catholic intellectuals.

'Undisguisedly indifferent': Bridgeport diocese issues report on its own abuse record

Oct 2, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- An investigative report on decades of clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Bridgeport was published on Tuesday, highlighting failures of past leadership, including by senior Churchmen.

After Vatican raid, 5 officials and employees suspended

Oct 2, 2019 - 12:43 pm .- An Italian news magazine has reported that five Vatican employees have been suspended following an Oct. 1 raid of offices within the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

Italian bishops defend crucifixes in school classrooms

Oct 2, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- The Italian bishops conference have condemned a proposal from Italy’s education minister that crucifixes should be removed from public school classrooms. 

Cardinal Ouellet defends priestly celibacy ahead of Amazon synod

Oct 2, 2019 - 11:35 am .- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presented a book Wednesday arguing that in the face of challenges, the Church should not grab at quick solutions, but seek to deepen its understanding of the uninterrupted tradition of priestly celibacy in the Latin rite.

Judge halts Georgia heartbeat bill from coming into force

Oct 2, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A federal judge on Tuesday halted Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” abortion ban from going into effect.

At Vatican, Secretary Mike Pompeo highlights Chinese religious freedom violations 

Oct 2, 2019 - 06:00 am .- U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke out Wednesday about China’s religious freedom violations during a visit to the Vatican.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is essential to evangelization

Oct 2, 2019 - 05:34 am .- Guidance by the Holy Spirit is integral to sharing the Gospel with others and bringing them to Christ, Pope Francis said during the general audience Wednesday.

Pope Francis appoints Maltese bishop pro-secretary general of Synod of Bishops

Oct 2, 2019 - 04:40 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has nominated Maltese Bishop Mario Grech pro-secretary general of the Synod of Bishops to work alongside secretary general Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri for a period.