Archive of October 22, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 22, 2019

United Arab Emirates pledges to help rebuild Catholic churches in Mosul

Oct 22, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- The United Arab Emirates is partnering with UNESCO to rebuild two Catholic churches in Mosul that were destroyed in 2014 by the Islamic State.

Former finance director sues Jackson diocese

Oct 22, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The Diocese of Jackson and its ordinary, Bishop Joseph Kopacz, are being sued by the diocese’s former director of finance, who says he was unjustly fired last year.

Pompeo highlights religious freedom, pro-life goals as among US priorities 

Oct 22, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- The U.S. Secretary of State listed promoting international religious freedom and fighting abortion as among U.S. foreign policy priorities in a Tuesday speech on diplomacy.

Polish bishops call for John Paul II to be named a doctor of the Church

Oct 22, 2019 - 04:07 pm .- The Polish Bishops’ Conference has asked Pope Francis to name St. John Paul II a patron of Europe and doctor of the Church.

Australian government limits scope of report on anti-discrimination laws

Oct 22, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- A hearing of the Australian Senate was told Tuesday that the government had narrowed the purview of an independent inquiry into the effect of anti-discrimination laws on religious schools and organizations.

Letter urges Congress to guard pro-life protections in foreign spending

Oct 22, 2019 - 02:27 pm .- A coalition of pro-life leaders has sent a letter calling on federal lawmakers to oppose an amendment to a foreign funding bill that would give money to organizations that promote abortion overseas.

Who writes the Amazon synod's final report?

Oct 22, 2019 - 02:10 pm .- Cardinal Christoph Schönborn explained Monday that the final document at the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon will be written principally by a team chaired by the synod’s Relator General, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes.

Meet the Catholic chaplain to the Washington Nationals

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:53 am .- A professional baseball clubhouse might not be considered a particularly religious place today, but one chaplain says the Catholic priesthood is needed—and desired—as much as ever there.

Venerable Stefan Wyszynski to be beatified in June

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:22 am .- Venerable Stefan Wyszyński, Archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw from 1948 to 1981, will be beatified in Warsaw June 7, 2020, the city's archbishop announced Monday.

Vatican’s asset manager says Holy See is not going broke

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:00 am .- The head of the Vatican’s sovereign asset management body has insisted that the Holy See is not headed for financial “collapse.”

Cardinal Turkson says ordination of married men may get further study 

Oct 22, 2019 - 09:05 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson said Monday that the ordination of married men will likely be the subject of further study for the universal Church after the Amazon synod. 

What Cardinal Newman can teach the modern world about freedom of conscience

Oct 22, 2019 - 03:30 am .- The writings of newly-canonized St. John Henry Newman offer important reflections for contemporary society on freedom of conscience and the duty to search for truth, said a leading figure in international religious freedom.