Archive of October 15, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 15, 2019

In face of California fire, LA archdiocese expands fund for victims

Oct 15, 2019 - 07:24 pm .- As a large fire continue to burn in southern California, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has expanded one of its support funds for the victims of fires in the area.

Film to portray Catholic woman who saved Jewish children in WWII 

Oct 15, 2019 - 06:47 pm .- The true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic woman who helped smuggle thousands of Jewish children out of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw during World War II, will feature in a new historical thriller film produced by and starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

Missionary: Married priests in Amazon wouldn't get to the root of the problem

Oct 15, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A South American missionary to Angola who is participating in the Amazon Synod at the invitation of the pope has said the proposal to ordain as priests married men to solve the lack of evangelization in the Amazon is “illusory”.

'Transgender mandate' struck down by federal court

Oct 15, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Obama-era regulation would require most doctors throughout the country to perform gender-transition surgeries upon request, despite any conscience-based or prudential objections.

Study finds fertility below replacement rate is 'new normal'

Oct 15, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Fertility rates around the world are stalling at below the replacement level, a new study has shown, as countries with higher fertility rates have shown sharp decreases. 

‘Life Empowers’: March for Life unveils 2020 theme 

Oct 15, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The 2020 March for Life will honor the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States, promoting a pro-life message of “empowerment” of women and taking aim at the false equation of abortion with independence. 

US Secretary of State discusses international religious freedom threats

Oct 15, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- In a speech on Christian leadership Friday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted international religious freedom threats, especially in China, Iran, and Iraq.

El Paso bishop encourages Catholics to overcome racism with acts of inclusion

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:19 pm .- Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso issued a pastoral letter Sunday reflecting on the area's history of racism and encouraging Catholics to be a source of justice, after a mass shooting in the city some months ago.

Newman scholar critiques Catholic universities

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Catholic universities should try to do more than run an assembly line of information for students who never learn to think, a prominent scholar told said this week.

New York will get statue of Mother Cabrini

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:30 am .- The announcement comes two months after a New York City public arts program decided they would not build a statue of Mother Cabrini, despite the saint topping a poll organized by the program. 

Pope names members of drafting committee for Amazon synod final doc

Oct 15, 2019 - 09:53 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday made four personal nominations of members to the group responsible for drafting the final document of the Amazon synod.

Vatican promotes 'smart rosary,' selling for $109

Oct 15, 2019 - 09:44 am .- The Vatican promoted the launch of a ‘smart rosary’ bracelet Tuesday compatible with an iOS and Android app, which costs over $100.

Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican security

Oct 15, 2019 - 04:39 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed the second-in-command of Vatican security to head the City State's national police force, after the resignation of the former chief Oct. 14.

Indian archbishop, parish priest killed in California car accident

Oct 15, 2019 - 04:30 am .- Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash Oct. 10 during a visit to the Diocese of Oakland.

Historic Marian shrine in Florida elevated to national shrine

Oct 15, 2019 - 03:01 am .- Bishop Felipe Estévez of St. Augustine announced Friday that the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche has been elevated as a National Shrine by the US bishops' conference.

California expands statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:02 am .- California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law on Sunday a measure extending the statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse victims.