Archive of October 3, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 3, 2019

'Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus'- The vision of Franciscan University's new president

Oct 3, 2019 - 06:45 pm .- “We don’t just want God to bless what we’re doing, we want to bless what God is doing,” Fr. David Pivonka, TOR, tells students and alumni.

N Ireland abortion law breaches human rights, judge rules

Oct 3, 2019 - 04:41 pm .- The High Court in Belfast ruled Thursday that the region's existing abortion law is in violation of the United Kingdom’s human rights commitments.

Bishop Bransfield facing new abuse allegation

Oct 3, 2019 - 03:33 pm .- Former Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston Michael Branfield is facing an allegation that he touched inappropriately a nine year-old girl during a pilgrimage to Washington, DC, in 2012.

Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio to lead Vatican investigation of Bishop Richard Malone and the Diocese of Buffalo

Oct 3, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- The Holy See has announced that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn will lead an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. The visitation, a canonical inspection and fact-finding mission, was ordered by Cardinal Marc Ouellet of the Congregation of Bishops in Rome, the Vatican department responsible for overseeing the personal conduct of bishops.

Parents of comatose girl in UK may take her abroad for treatment, court rules

Oct 3, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- The High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the parents of Tafida Raqeeb may take her to Italy for medical treatment. The five-year-old girl has been comatose since February, and UK doctors want to remove her life-sustaining treatment.

US ambassadors: Religious groups provide aid where governments cannot 

Oct 3, 2019 - 01:37 pm .- U.S. diplomats asked the Holy See to join the multilateral International Religious Freedom Alliance Wednesday, underscoring the contributions of faith-based organizations to flourishing and free societies around the world.

Seattle Catholic schools to require vaccinations 

Oct 3, 2019 - 01:35 pm .- Children who attend Catholic schools administered by the Archdiocese of Seattle must be vaccinated and can no longer claim personal or religious opposition to vaccines, the archdiocese announced earlier this week. 

Bishop praises brother's forgiveness of officer in fatal Dallas shooting

Oct 3, 2019 - 12:03 pm .- The brother of Dallas man fatally shot by an off-duty police officer used his time in court to offer a hug and a message of forgiveness to the officer as she received her prison sentence.

Why this Franciscan nun is about to run her 10th marathon

Oct 3, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Sr. Stephanie Baliga is about to run her tenth marathon. Here's why.

Australian bishop rejects calls to dismantle seminaries

Oct 3, 2019 - 11:00 am .- A Catholic bishop in Australia has dismissed media reports that Church leaders are considering a radical overhaul of priestly formation.

Cardinal Baldisseri: Amazon synod's working doc ‘not magisterium’

Oct 3, 2019 - 10:15 am .- Speaking at a press conference Thursday on the Vatican’s upcoming Amazon synod, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of the Synod of Bishops, played down the importance of the synod’s working document, saying it is neither a “papal document” nor “magisterium.”

Pompeo meets pope to discuss religious freedom, Middle East Christians

Oct 3, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the preservation of Christian communities in the Middle East and the promotion of religious freedom on Thursday.

Vatican approves miracle of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

Oct 3, 2019 - 05:27 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate of Poland known for his heroic resistance to Communism.

How a Palestinian village sheds light on the drama of Christians in the Holy Land 

Oct 3, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Jifna is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, just 5 miles north of Ramallah –the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority- and 14 miles north of Jerusalem.

Burmese cardinal laments religious leaders' silence over violence

Oct 3, 2019 - 12:01 am .- Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon has decried Burma's ongoing violence, and encouraged religious leaders to raise their voices in defense of the vulnerable.