Archive of October 18, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 18, 2019

Mexican diocese prays for peace as capture, release of El Chapo's son sparks violence

Oct 18, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Following hours of heavy fighting in a city in Northern Mexico as officials detained and then released the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the local church called for prayers for peace.

Archdiocese of Washington opposes local bill to legalize prostitution 

Oct 18, 2019 - 04:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was one of many organizations that testified Thursday during a hearing on a bill to decriminalize prostitution in the District of Columbia.

Catholic aid group expresses concern over Haiti unrest

Oct 18, 2019 - 03:36 pm .- Political conditions in Haiti have disrupted aid programs and increased economic hardships, leaving Catholic Relief Services concerned about another humanitarian crisis.

Hong Kong court says redefining marriage is beyond its authority

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions.

Amazon synod discussion groups support married priests, female deacons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:26 am .- At least four of the 12 language groups at the Amazon synod overtly propose the ordination of married men to the priesthood in summary reports published by the Vatican Friday, with the majority of the discussion groups expressing openness to the idea.

N Ireland sees effort to recall Assembly ahead of abortion changes

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:23 am .- Pro-life groups in Northern Ireland are hopeful that there is sufficient support in the legislature to block an expansion of legal abortion from going into effect next week.