Archive of October 4, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 4, 2019

Macau diocese angered by government light show on church ruins

Oct 4, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- A diocese in southern China expressed disappointment this week regarding a patriotic light-show that had been projected on the remains of a famous Catholic church.

EPA tells churches to cut mercury but says restrictions on power plants unnecessary

Oct 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking houses of worship to eliminate mercury products, while at the same time saying that restrictions on mercury emissions at power plants are no longer necessary.

In England, Christian doctor loses trans beliefs case

Oct 4, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- An employment tribunal in England stated Wednesday that a biblical view of sex and gender is “incompatible with human dignity” in a ruling against a doctor who was denied employment after refusing to use the preferred pronouns of transgender clients

Ruthenian women's community established as eparchial monastery

Oct 4, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- The Ruthenian Bishop of Parma last week erected Christ the Bridegroom Monastery as a female monastery sui iuris of eparchial right.

Senators introduce bill requiring states to report abortion figures

Oct 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019 would make certain Medicaid family planning funds to states conditional upon their gathering and reporting comprehensive abortion data to the CDC.

New Zealand bishop resigns over 'unacceptable behaviour' with young woman

Oct 4, 2019 - 03:10 pm .- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a bishop in New Zealand, following an investigation into a complaint of “unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature” made by a young woman.

In Rome, outside voices offer contrasting opposition to Amazon synod

Oct 4, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- This week, two groups who say their voices are not often heard by Church leaders held events to speak out against aspects of the Amazon synod with which they disagree, with both groups offering dramatic assessments about the meaning and significance of the synod of bishops.

Amazon Synod: Ecological ritual performed in Vatican gardens for pope’s tree planting ceremony

Oct 4, 2019 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis witnessed an indigenous performance at a tree planting ceremony in the Vatican gardens Friday, during which people held hands and bowed before carved images of pregnant women, one of which reportedly represented the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Supreme Court to hear Louisiana abortion law appeal

Oct 4, 2019 - 09:30 am .- The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to Louisiana’s abortion law.

Will the real St. Francis please stand up?

Oct 4, 2019 - 09:16 am .- St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there’s a lesser-known side to the friar as well – a side that showed a deep reverence for the Eucharist and attentive care to the sacred vessels at Mass.