Archive of October 29, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 29, 2019

N. Ireland bishops: Hold politicians responsible for abortion law

Oct 29, 2019 - 08:00 pm .- Voters must hold politicians responsible for failing to stop the British Parliament’s radical expansion of legal abortion in Northern Ireland, the region’s Catholic bishops have said.

Brain death diagnosis for second Michigan teen raises questions

Oct 29, 2019 - 06:36 pm .- For the second time in a month, a family in Michigan is fighting to keep their teenage son on life support after a hospital has declared the boy brain dead and made plans to remove his life support systems.

Will Colorado tax sacramental wine? A legislative committee is studying the idea

Oct 29, 2019 - 04:45 pm .- A bicameral committee in Colorado’s legislature is considering two bills that would tax sacramental wine and insurance premiums paid to fraternal societies, like the Knights of Columbus, that sell insurance to their members.

Ohio Supreme Court will not hear appeal from abortion clinic

Oct 29, 2019 - 04:33 pm .- For the second time in three months, Ohio’s top court has refused to hear an appeal from the last abortion clinic in Montgomery County.

Archdiocese faces third discrimination complaint over same-sex marriage policy

Oct 29, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday defended its decision not to renew the contract of a school employee who publicly defended the same-sex marriages of two former colleagues. 

Catholic groups warn of assisted dying risks in House palliative care bill

Oct 29, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The House of Representatives passed a bill late Monday to support palliative care—but Catholic groups are concerned that a key omission could allow funding of practices they say amount to assisted dying.

Vatican cardinals linked to missing millions and financial scandal

Oct 29, 2019 - 02:03 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu and Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi have been key players in a complicated series of financial transactions to finance the Vatican Secretariat of State’s 2015 acquisition of the hospital.

Doxing state Rep. Brian Sims apologizes, five months later

Oct 29, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia), the subject of an unrelated ethics investigation, wrote a card to the Garecht family of Pennsylvania in late October apologizing for recording them outside of a Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia in mid-April.

Alabama abortion ban blocked in federal court

Oct 29, 2019 - 11:38 am .- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Alabama law banning most abortions, which passed in May, from going into effect on the planned date of Nov. 15.

USCCB to give dioceses $10 million for local mission projects

Oct 29, 2019 - 09:30 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that it has allocated $9.9 million in grants for evangelization in the United States in the year 2020.