Archive of October 31, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 31, 2019

As fires sweep through California, Catholics offer prayers and support

Oct 31, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- In the face of ongoing fires throughout California, Catholic organizations have responded with prayers, shelter, and food.

Cardinal Dolan on Biden communion denial: 'I wouldn't do it'

Oct 31, 2019 - 04:58 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has responded to questions about the denial of Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday.

Human trafficking, prostitution reform in Malta falls short, Catholic group says

Oct 31, 2019 - 04:39 pm .- Catholic Voices Malta issued a position paper Thursday on proposed human trafficking reform in the island nation, saying that while prostitutes should be decriminalized, those who work with trafficked persons should face heavier sanctions.

Vatican official highlights confession on All Saints, All Souls Day

Oct 31, 2019 - 04:21 pm .- It is fitting for Catholics to go to confession on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and to pray for the dead, the head of the Apostolic Penitentiary said in a letter published Oct. 29.

Missouri abortion clinic hearing wraps up; decision expected in February

Oct 31, 2019 - 03:27 pm .- Regulators in Missouri are in the process of determining whether the state’s last remaining abortion clinic can keep its license to perform abortions, after a hearing wrapped up Thursday.

After two major Philippines quakes, Catholic bishops call for prayers and aid

Oct 31, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Catholic bishops have appealed for prayers and aid for earthquake victims after two strong earthquakes hit the Philippines in the last week, causing some deaths and damage.

Senate bill could blacklist pro-life groups for aid funding

Oct 31, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- A pro-life group is warning Senators that a proposed government funding bill could “blacklist” pro-life groups while funding promoters of abortion.

Pope Francis to military chaplains: Safeguard human dignity in conflict

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:54 am .- Pope Francis met with military chaplains from around the world Thursday as they participate in a formation course on international humanitarian law hosted by the Vatican.

Buffalo diocese investigation ends, DiMarzio will send report to Vatican

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:48 am .- The bishop offered no comment on his findings in the scandal-hit Buffalo diocese.

Religion should transmit ‘values and virtues’ to next generation, pope says

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:25 am .- Pope Francis spoke Thursday about education as a path to peace, saying that if people of faith do not transmit concrete values to young people, the message will get stuck in the incomprehensible abstract.

In opioid-hit west Michigan, Catholic Charities plans to open detox center

Oct 31, 2019 - 08:01 am .- Catholic Charities West Michigan has announced plans to build a $4.5 million detox center, expected to serve 700 people a year recovering from drug or alcohol addiction.

Pope Francis adds feast of Our Lady of Loreto to Roman Calendar

Oct 31, 2019 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on December 10.

The hallowed tradition of cemetery Masses

Oct 31, 2019 - 04:00 am .- There are many different cultural traditions around Allhallowtide, but one of the most consistently honored is the practice of visiting cemeteries.