Archive of October 24, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 24, 2019

What is a conference of bishops? A CNA Explainer

Oct 24, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- The role of president in a bishops’ conference is not as powerful as one may assume, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois told CNA Wednesday.

Archdiocese of Indianapolis faces new lawsuit over same-sex marriage school policy

Oct 24, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- An Indiana guidance counselor has filed a lawsuit against an Indianapolis Catholic school which placed her on administrative leave after she contracted a same-sex marriage, and did not renew her contract when it expired.

Exemptions for rape, incest removed from South Carolina abortion bill

Oct 24, 2019 - 05:59 pm .- A senate subcommittee in South Carolina has removed two exemptions from a fetal heartbeat bill, which would ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected, at roughly six weeks into pregnancy.

In James Younger transgender case, judge grants parents joint medical, psychiatric authority

Oct 24, 2019 - 05:38 pm .- A Texas judge granted Jeffrey Younger and Anne Georgulas joint managing conservatorship of their son, James Younger, over whose gender identity his parents have argued in court.

Monks at Valley of the Fallen denounce irregularities around Franco exhumation

Oct 24, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The prior of the Benedictine Abbey at the Valley of the Fallen, whence the body of Francisco Franco was exhumed Thursday, has written that the exhumation fails to respect the inviolability of the abbey as a sacred place.

Construction begins on Baltimore’s first new Catholic school in over 50 years

Oct 24, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore and other leaders from the city broke ground on October 23 for the first new Catholic school in the city of Baltimore in nearly 60 years.

Prosecutor issued verbal warning to Cincinnati archdiocese about priest facing rape charges

Oct 24, 2019 - 03:55 pm .- A county prosecutor in Ohio walked back comments about a warning he issued to the Cincinnati archdiocese concerning a priest accused of rape, to clarify that the archdiocese was not hiding a letter that didn’t actually exist.

Nearly 1,000 N Ireland medical personnel say they won’t perform abortions

Oct 24, 2019 - 03:41 pm .- A Northern Ireland doctor opposed to abortion said he collected the signatures of 911 health care professionals in the region who will refuse to perform abortions under a new measure that legalized the procedure.

Aquila: Report on Colorado sexual abuse calls Church to vigilance and holiness

Oct 24, 2019 - 03:22 pm .- After the release of a report on sexual abuse in Colorado’s Catholic dioceses, the Archbishop of Denver said that the Church should learn from its past, and that spiritual renewal is an essential part of ensuring a safe environment in the Church.

Trial of Indian bishop charged with rape to begin in November

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The trial of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who was charged with rape in April, will begin Nov. 11 in Kottayam. He has been accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years, and he denies the allegations.

Hearing warns of increasing attacks on holy sites, houses of worship

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:02 am .- The protection of holy sites and houses of worship was the subject of a recent hearing held by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

‘Our faith is stronger than their bombs’: A Sri Lankan priest in Rome

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:00 am .- As the pastor of a parish in which many families lost a mother, father, or child in a bombing on Easter Sunday, Fr. Jude Raj Fernando has seen how healing from loss can be a long, difficult journey of faith.

Christ must take center place, Amazon synod participant says

Oct 24, 2019 - 10:18 am .- An indigenous Peruvian who is participating in the Amazon synod said Thursday that if Catholics in the region are to have their own rite, then without question Christ must be at its center.

Cardinal Koch: the Gospel must incorporate and purify culture

Oct 24, 2019 - 05:10 am .- The head of the Vatican’s Christian unity office says inculturation of the Gospel is a necessary part of evangelization, but also requires discernment of what in that culture may need “purification.”

Hospital loan and Papal Foundation controversy land Vatican bank in regulatory spotlight

Oct 24, 2019 - 04:00 am .- The head of the Vatican's central bank appeared to admit this week to a transaction that could be a violation of European regulatory commitments, namely a loan of 50 million euros to finance the purchase of a struggling Italian hospital.