Archive of October 30, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 30, 2019

Judge orders police to return some files to Diocese of Dallas taken in May raid 

Oct 30, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- A Dallas county district judge has ordered Dallas police to return certain documents to the Catholic Diocese of Dallas that were seized during a raid on diocesan property on May 15.

Nigerian priest abducted and released, officials increase security measures

Oct 30, 2019 - 06:12 pm .- The vice-rector of a seminary in Nigeria was kidnapped earlier this week and released two days later, the latest in the ongoing violence against priests that has led Enugu State authorities to ramp up security efforts.

Church supports conscientious objection for medical professionals in Nuevo Leon

Oct 30, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey said Sunday he supports the reform of the Healthcare Law in Mexico's Nuevo Leon state allowing conscientious objection for doctors and nurses.

Biden communion denial was required by diocesan policy

Oct 30, 2019 - 04:08 pm .- A policy in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina requires priests to withhold the Eucharist from politicians and political candidates who support legal protection for abortion.

Becciu says $200 million London property deal was ‘accepted practice’

Oct 30, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu has denied any impropriety in a real estate investment made with Vatican funds and insisted that he only acted in the best interests of the Holy See.

British military bishop returns Marian statue taken during Falklands War

Oct 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- In a conciliatory gesture 37 years after the Falklands War, military bishops from Great Britain and Argentina exchanged statues of the Virgin Mary Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square.

Bishop Barron goes to Washington

Oct 30, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Lawmakers must rediscover their call by God to pursue justice, Bishop Robert Barron told members of Congress and staff on Tuesday.

Cleveland Bishop Lennon dies at 72, remembered for love of Church

Oct 30, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Bishop Richard Gerard Lennon died at the age of 72 on Tuesday, Oct. 29 after receiving the sacraments. His colleagues and admirers praised his service to the Church.

House votes to recognize Armenian genocide

Oct 30, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a resolution recognizing the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

Meet Jan Benton - leading the charge for inclusion of Catholics with disabilities

Oct 30, 2019 - 01:44 pm .- When Janice Benton was attending college in Michigan, she answered an ad in her parish bulletin that was seeking someone willing to be a catechist for children with intellectual disabilities.

Pope Francis to meet victims of Japan's 2011 'triple disaster'

Oct 30, 2019 - 01:02 pm .- Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Japan in November will include a meeting with people affected by the country’s “triple disaster,” when a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011 triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

After communion denial, what does Joe Biden think about abortion?

Oct 30, 2019 - 11:30 am .- Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s denial of reception of Holy Communion in South Carolina on Sunday has renewed scrutiny of his evolving views on abortion.

Marengo, 'Humanae vitae' scholar, appointed JPII Institute VP

Oct 30, 2019 - 11:25 am .- The theologian who chaired a 2017 Vatican study group on Humanae vitae has been appointed the vice president of Rome’s Pontifical John Paul II Institute.

What to do about Halloween? Catholic moms – and an exorcist – weigh in

Oct 30, 2019 - 09:08 am .- As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents like Cunningham often face similar dilemmas – what to do about Halloween?

Pope Francis prays for stability in Iraq amid deadly protests

Oct 30, 2019 - 05:18 am .- Pope Francis prayed Wednesday for Iraq, where 18 more people were killed and hundreds wounded Oct. 29 during political protests in Karbala.

Dia de los Muertos about more than the 'bread of the dead,' bishop says

Oct 30, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a primarily Mexican way of celebrating the feast of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.

In UN address, Holy See voices support for ceasefire in Yemen

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:06 am .- A nationwide ceasefire is essential to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen, which has been in a civil war since at least 2014, said the Holy See’s permanent observer to the U.N. on Tuesday.