Archive of October 10, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 10, 2019

'Vos estis' should guide diocesan policy, advocacy group says

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:00 pm .- The Catholic Benefits Association said last week that sexual abuse norms introduced by Pope Francis in May will likely require U.S. dioceses to amend their own internal policies regarding the definition and reporting of sexual abuse and misconduct.

Texas Knights of Columbus work with Mexican Knights to aid migrants

Oct 10, 2019 - 09:01 pm .- Following an August announcement from the Knights of Columbus that the group would commit at least $250,000 to aid migrants at the US-Mexico border, the fraternal organization’s Texas leaders are announcing a joint effort with a Mexican council to aid migrants south of the border.

Disabled woman who narrowly avoided forced abortion to get forced contraception

Oct 10, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- A judge in England has decided that a disabled woman who is pregnant will be fitted with a contraceptive device immediately following her Caesarean section, Premier Christianity has reported.

English bishop: Remove stigma surrounding mental health care

Oct 10, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- On October 10, observed internationally as World Mental Health Day, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton said that society should work to remove the stigma that surrounds those seeking help for mental illness.

Anything that threatens Communism is a target, Chinese human rights advocate says

Oct 10, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Human rights lawyer and former political prisoner Chen Guangcheng said Wednesday that “anything that threatens Communist power will be a target for violence.”

Polish bishops open beatification process for parents of St John Paul II

Oct 10, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The Polish bishops’ conference has agreed to begin the canonization process for the parents of Saint John Paul II.

Bishops urge mercy on World Day Against the Death Penalty

Oct 10, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The death penalty is outdated and promotes a culture of violence, three bishops said during a livestream conversation on Oct. 10, marked as World Day Against the Death Penalty. 

Bishops offer to mediate amid Ecuador protests

Oct 10, 2019 - 02:39 pm .- The Ecuadorian bishops proposed Monday that they mediate in the country’s crisis amid protests against the government’s austerity measures and its end of fuel subsidies.

Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio begins visitation of scandal-hit Buffalo diocese

Oct 10, 2019 - 01:20 pm .- A statement released by the Diocese of Brooklyn Thursday said that DiMarzio had traveled to the diocese of Bishop Richard Malone and interviewed more than 30 people earlier this week.

A day in the park for L.A.'s foster families

Oct 10, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is hosting a day in the park to not only celebrate foster families throughout the archdiocese but to get to know these "heroes,” who are often unknown among the Catholic community.

Amazon spirituality events organized by network of Latin American and European groups

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:50 am .- A network of organizations has united to promote gatherings devoted to the spirituality and culture of indigenous Amazonian people, all of which take place in Rome in conjunction with the Vatican’s Amazon synod this month.

The Church has fought infanticide, Amazon synod bishops say

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:10 am .- Bishop Wilmar Santin of Itabituba, Brazil said Thursday that the Church has worked to eradicate the practice of tribal infanticide in the Amazon, and compared the practice to the moral evil of abortion.

More aborted remains found in cars belonging Ulrich Klopfer

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:45 am .- More fetal remains were found in vehicles owned by the late Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer on Wednesday, just weeks after the remains of more than 2,200 aborted babies were first discovered at his Illinois residence.

Vatican: Pope Francis 'never said' what Scalfari reported about divinity of Jesus Christ

Oct 10, 2019 - 07:17 am .- A Vatican spokesman directly denied on Thursday the report of an Italian journalist who wrote that Pope Francis said he did not believe that Jesus Christ was divine.

Pope accepts resignation of NY auxiliary under investigation for abuse

Oct 10, 2019 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis accepted Thursday the resignation of Bishop John Jenik as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York and appointed two New York priests as auxiliaries of the archdiocese.

African Heritage Mass in Philadelphia draws Catholics from 21 countries

Oct 10, 2019 - 03:10 am .- Hundreds of African Catholics gathered last Sunday for an annual Mass in Philadelphia, blending cultures, languages, and attire from across the African continent.

Holy See to UN: More must be done to end violence against women

Oct 10, 2019 - 12:35 am .- Violence against women remains a global concern for the Vatican, an official told members of the United Nations this week, stressing that society must “advance and defend all the rights derived from the inalienable human dignity of every woman and girl.”