Archive of October 23, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 23, 2019

Canonization cause opens for Australian woman who was a ‘champion’ of human dignity 

Oct 23, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- On Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney announced the opening of the cause of canonization for Eileen O’Connor, a young Australian woman who founded the order Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor, also known as Brown Nurses.

Decline in Hispanic Catholics a 'direct challenge' to the Church in the US

Oct 23, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- Last week’s Pew report revealed that Catholics are no longer a majority among U.S. Hispanics—a stark challenge to the Church in the U.S. to evangelize.

As Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill, Catholic leaders call for inquiry into police tactics

Oct 23, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Amid continued controversy surrounding large-scale political protests in Hong Kong, and fears of a crackdown by the Communist Chinese government, Catholic leaders are echoing protesters’ calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality.

Texas court favors woman seeking gender transition for 7 year-old son

Oct 23, 2019 - 04:04 pm .- A Texas jury this week ruled against a father who wants to block the hormonal gender transition of his 7-year-old son James into a girl named Luna.

New US rep to United Nations in Geneva hailed for pro-life beliefs

Oct 23, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The Senate’s confirmation Tuesday of Andrew Bremberg as U.S. Representative to the UN in Geneva drew praise from a pro-life leader, and condemnation from Planned Parenthood.

How should Americans think about religious liberty? New book explores

Oct 23, 2019 - 02:39 pm .- Helping Americans understand the importance of religious freedom, as well as a measured view of contemporary threats to it, is the goal of a new book from a leading attorney in the field.

Appeals court rules against Little Sisters' exemption from HHS mandate

Oct 23, 2019 - 01:26 pm .- Attorneys for the Little Sisters of the Poor reiterated their call for the U.S. Supreme Court to step in after a second appeals court ruled against the sisters’ exemption from the federal contraception mandate.

Amazon synod final report an 'instrument', communications official says

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:24 am .- As the Amazon synod nears a close, a communications official downplayed Wednesday the importance of the assembly’s final report, saying it is not an official Church document, but merely an “instrument” in the synodal journey.

Pope Francis: Synodality brought pagans to 'reject idolatry'

Oct 23, 2019 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the early Church discerned how to absorb new members from outside the people of Israel.

Florida bishops ask governor to stay planned execution

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:26 am .- The Catholic bishops of Florida have called on Governor Ron DeSantis to halt the scheduled execution of James Dailey, who is on death row for murder in a controversial case from nearly 35 years ago.