Archive of October 17, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 17, 2019

New hotline connects women in crisis pregnancies to resources, community 

Oct 17, 2019 - 05:06 pm .- When Pamela Whitehead takes a call for LoveLine, a new pregnancy helpline, she listens.

DNA test could reveal if Catholic supply store killer was involved in 1985 murder

Oct 17, 2019 - 04:50 pm .- Last year, Thomas Bruce was accused of assaulting three women and killing one of them at the Catholic Supply of St. Louis retail store Nov. 19 in Ballwin, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis.

Vatican denies Indian nun's appeal of dismissal from religious life for disobedience

Oct 17, 2019 - 02:22 pm .- The Congregation for the Oriental Churches has rejected the appeal of Sister Lucy Kalapura, who was dismissed from religious life in August for several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of another nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.

‘No one ever talked about McCarrick and the boys’

Oct 17, 2019 - 12:41 pm .- A man claiming to be a former child victim of Theodore McCarrick has written an open essay in response to a recent interview given by the former cardinal.

Sasse resolution: Church beliefs should not jeopardize tax-exempt status

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:59 am .- One U.S. senator is looking to bring up a vote on protecting churches from attempts to police their beliefs, after a presidential candidate said churches should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage.

Bishops in Middle East urge prayer for northern Syria

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:36 am .- Bishops in Syria and Iraq have called for worldwide prayer as fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces further destabilizes northern Syria.

Moroccan king pardons woman who procured abortion, those who participated

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:39 am .- Morocco's king pardoned Wednesday a journalist, her fiance, and the medical team who last month were found guilty of procuring and performing an abortion. The country's penal code bars abortion except in cases when the mother's life is endangered.

Brazilian bishop: Yes, Amazon people can understand celibacy

Oct 17, 2019 - 03:12 am .- A retired bishop from Brazil has spoken out against the claim that married priests are necessary in the Amazon region because the indigenous people do not understand celibacy.

Gonzaga, Catholic Charities team up to offer immigration legal assistance

Oct 17, 2019 - 12:08 am .- Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane is partnering with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to offer immigration legal assistance to low-income individuals, as well as training in immigration law for students.