Archive of October 25, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 25, 2019

As Amazon synod nears end, conversations will affect situations elsewhere

Oct 25, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- As the Amazon Synod considers the evangelization—and exploitation—of indigenous Amazonian tribes, the conversation reflects as well on what is happening in other parts of the world.

Priest in N Ireland urges pro-choice politicians not to receive Holy Communion

Oct 25, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- A priest in Northern Ireland has exhorted pro-choice politicians not to receive Holy Communion, and Catholic voters not to vote for pro-choice candidates or parties, after legislation expanding abortion access in the region took effect this week.

Relics of Canadian saints stolen from Quebec City's Cathedral

Oct 25, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- The Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame in Quebec is working to replace relics of Canadian saints that were stolen after a break-in last month.

Ohio teen disqualified from cross-country race over hijab

Oct 25, 2019 - 10:54 am .- An Ohio teen is speaking out after being disqualified from an Oct. 19 cross-country meet because she was wearing a hijab.

Pope Francis apologizes that Amazon synod 'Pachamama' was thrown into Tiber River

Oct 25, 2019 - 10:43 am .- After controversial statues were thrown into Rome’s Tiber River, Pope Francis has issued an apology during Friday’s afternoon session of the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

‘A path is open for the ordination of women’ synod bishop claims 

Oct 25, 2019 - 10:20 am .- A Brazilian bishop has called for the ordination of women to the diaconate for service in the Amazon region. The bishop said that 2009 revisions to canon law could allow for the ordination of women deacons, but a leading canon lawyer in the Vatican has disputed that idea.

South and East Asia now the hotbed of Christian persecution, report finds

Oct 25, 2019 - 03:01 am .- While Christians in Iraq and Syria suffer in the aftermath of Islamic State genocide, a new “hot spot” of persecution has emerged in South and East Asia, a recent report finds.

Family is key to break Mexico’s cycle of violence, priest says

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:38 am .- As violence continues to plague parts of Mexico, one priest in the country stressed the importance of strong families in overcoming the drug trade and establishing peace.