Archive of October 8, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 8, 2019

Colorado dioceses announces independent reparations program for abuse victims

Oct 8, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Colorado announced Monday an independent reparation and reconciliation program that will provide for victims of clerical abuse in the dioceses who were minors at the time the abuse occurred.

Pro-life coalition discourages reelection of OAS secretary general

Oct 8, 2019 - 06:15 pm .- More than two dozen pro-life leaders are calling on the Trump administration to oppose the reelection of Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), due to his history of abortion advocacy.

Syrian Christians face new threat from Turkey, human rights group warns

Oct 8, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Endangered Christian populations in the Middle East face renewed risks as the United States removes troops from Syria, a leading human rights group has warned.

Puebla legislators move to reject abortion, same-sex marriage

Oct 8, 2019 - 04:28 pm .- Last week legislators in the Mexican state of Puebla rejected any attempt to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage.

US blacklists Chinese groups over repression of Uighurs

Oct 8, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The US Commerce Department on Monday added 28 Chinese organizations to a blacklist barring them from buying products from US companies, saying they co-operate in the detention and repression of Uighurs in the country's northwest.

'Words matter' bishops say as Supreme Court hears LGBT cases

Oct 8, 2019 - 02:40 pm .- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a trio of cases that could decide whether or not federal workplace nondiscrimination law extend to protect sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Priestly celibacy discussed as Amazon synod gets underway

Oct 8, 2019 - 01:45 pm .- Some participants at the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon have responded critically to a proposal that the Church ordain married men - so called viri probati - in response to a shortage of priestly vocations in the Amazon region of South America.

Catholic bishops add to concerns over Australian religious discrimination bill

Oct 8, 2019 - 12:49 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Australia are among those who have called for changes to a contentious religious discrimination bill, saying that while it shows promise, it does not do enough to safeguard religious freedom.

Polish archbishop compares LGBT movement to communist regime

Oct 8, 2019 - 10:30 am .- Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow made the comparison in a pastoral letter to the archdiocese released on Sept. 28, as he announced a new initiative to encourage people to pray for Poland. 

Pope Francis appoints North Dakota priest to lead Diocese of Helena

Oct 8, 2019 - 05:17 am .- Pope Francis appointed Tuesday Fr. Austin A. Vetter as the next bishop of Helena, Montana.

New cardinal says he relied on Eucharist, Mary during time in Soviet prison camp

Oct 8, 2019 - 12:49 am .- One of the newest cardinals of the Church says he drew strength from the Mass and the Blessed Virgin during the decade he spent in a Soviet prison camp in Siberia.