Archive of October 14, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 14, 2019

Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban remains blocked after court ruling 

Oct 14, 2019 - 06:52 pm .- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a block on an Ohio law banning abortions on the grounds of a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Former Governor John Kasich signed the law nearly two years ago, but it has not yet been able to come into effect.

Attorney General says education is 'ground zero' in fight for religious freedom

Oct 14, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- In his Friday remarks, William Barr warned of a rise in secularism that is intent upon the “organized destruction” of the Judeo-Christian ethic, which he said the U.S. was founded upon.

Bishop Byrne: Newman would be surprised to be canonized a saint

Oct 14, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal John Henry Newman would be surprised by his own canonization as a saint, an English bishop said Monday, adding that Newman’s life offers an important witness of holiness for contemporary Catholics.

UK court authorizes forced abortion for disabled woman in new case

Oct 14, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- A court in the United Kingdom ruled last week that it is in the best interest of a pregnant woman with severe learning disabilities that she undergo an abortion.

Amazon Synod bishop: The Gospel brings new concepts to cultures, like forgiveness

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- While the Vatican’s Synod of Bishop on the Amazon discusses the idea of “inculturating” the Gospel’s proclamation with local culture, one bishop shared that the Gospel called one tribe in southern Venezuela to a difficult cultural concept: forgiveness.

Calif. governor signs state college campus abortion pill mandate into law

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:48 am .- California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday a measure requiring public universities to provide free access to medical abortions for students.

What are you willing to die for, Chaput asks students

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:30 am .- Chaput said he was moved to consider the question as he prepares for retirement; he turned 75 last month, and in line with canon law submitted his resignation to Pope Francis.

Cardinal Becciu at center of Vatican financial investigation

Oct 14, 2019 - 09:51 am .- The recent raid of Vatican offices is connected to an investigation into charges that Vatican money financed the development of luxury properties in London, and led to a windfall for the Vatican’s investment managers, according to an Oct. 14 report from Financial Times.

Vatican City security head resigns after confidential memo was leaked

Oct 14, 2019 - 08:00 am .- The head of the Vatican City State’s national police force has resigned, after a confidential internal memo was leaked to the press that announced the suspension of some Vatican employees and restricted their access to the Vatican.