Archive of October 21, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 21, 2019

Digital rosary discovered to be hackable, Vatican says it has fixed bugs

Oct 21, 2019 - 07:40 pm .- Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to retrieve a user’s personal information. The issue has since been fixed.

How parishes can help address the epidemic of domestic abuse

Oct 21, 2019 - 06:02 pm .- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons are not properly trained to fight, says one priest who runs the country’s largest parish-based ministry to counter the problem.

Abortion legalized in N Ireland, after deadlock in devolved legislature

Oct 21, 2019 - 05:20 pm .- Northern Ireland's devolved legislature failed Monday to block a change to the region's law imposed by the British parliament. As a result, both abortion and same-sex marriage will now be legal in the region.

Louisiana court skeptical, but lets challenge to abortion regulations continue

Oct 21, 2019 - 05:10 pm .- A lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s pro-life legislation will be allowed to continue, but the state is confident that it will prevail after the lower court re-examines whether the plaintiffs have standing to challenge the regulations.

Democratic US presidential candidates seek to limit charter schools

Oct 21, 2019 - 02:28 pm .- Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released a K-12 education plan that, among other proposals, pledges to quadruple federal funding for schools that serve low-income students, but also would place some limits on charter schools.

Amazon synod bishops sign new version of Vatican II-era 'Catacombs Pact'

Oct 21, 2019 - 08:50 am .- In the Roman catacombs Sunday morning, some bishops participating in the Amazon synod signed a pact about how they want to conduct their particular churches in the Amazon region, following the style of a similar Catacombs Pact signed during the Second Vatican Council.

Amazon synod's controversial carved figures thrown into Tiber River

Oct 21, 2019 - 08:15 am .- A video uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 21 shows two men taking several wooden figures of a nude pregnant woman from a church near the Vatican and throwing them into the Tiber River.