Archive of November 4, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 4, 2019

Chinese authorities offer land for new church after demolition protest

Nov 4, 2019 - 08:00 pm .- Chinese authorities have offered a compensation to a Catholic community for the destruction of their church. The offer comes after parishioners barricaded themselves in the Church building overnight in protest of the demolition. 

Venezuelan cardinal says Maduro has 'led the country to a terrible ruin'

Nov 4, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino has said that if the administration of Nicolas Maduro “truly had love for Venezuela they would have already left power.”

French cathedral robbed in battering-ram raid

Nov 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- A cathedral in southwestern France was robbed of chalices and other religious items after a gang rammed open the door of the church with a specially-outfitted car early in the morning of November 4. 

Priest assisting in identification of Essex lorry deaths

Nov 4, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined efforts to identify these victims.

Tokyo archbishop: It is 'difficult to find success' on evangelization in Japan

Nov 4, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- Efforts by the Catholic Church to evangelize the Japanese population have frequently collided with roadblocks, according to Archbishop of Tokyo Isao Kikuchi, but the Church is still finding some ways to proclaim the Gospel.

Catholic community in Albany mourns priest killed in flash flood

Nov 4, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- The Catholic Diocese of Albany is grieving the death of a local priest who was killed when his car was swept up in a flash flood on Halloween night.

Bishop Bransfield disinvited from US bishops' meeting

Nov 4, 2019 - 04:25 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has canceled their invitation for Bishop Michael Bransfield, former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to attend their upcoming annual fall meeting due to allegations of sexual abuse and financial misconduct.

Trump administration finalizes refugee cap at lowest level ever

Nov 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The White House on Sunday finalized its quota of refugee admissions for the 2020 fiscal year, cutting the cap on U.S. refugee admissions to its lowest recorded level.

Lafayette diocese donates $50k to Baptist churches destroyed by arson

Nov 4, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana raised more than $50,000 for three black Baptist churches that were the targets of arson attacks that have been characterized as hate crimes.

Citing St. Gianna Molla’s loving example, University of Mary names health sciences school

Nov 4, 2019 - 01:40 pm .- The University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences will be named for St. Gianna Beretta Molla, a pediatrician and a mother who died after declining cancer treatment that could have harmed her unborn daughter.

Buttigieg's comments on restricting religious freedom prompt calls for clarification

Nov 4, 2019 - 12:13 pm .- Democratic primary candidate Pete Buttigieg has said that religious freedom must be curbed if it is used to “harm,” prompting calls for clarification about what the presidential hopeful considers grounds for restricting religious practice.

Vatican’s $200 million London property deal financed with borrowed money, sources say

Nov 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Senior Vatican sources have told CNA that a controversial Vatican investment in a London property development was financed with borrowed money, and not with Vatican funds, as has been reported. 

Remember the final judgement, Pope Francis says at Mass for recently deceased bishops

Nov 4, 2019 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics to meditation on the final judgement at a Mass offered Monday for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died within the past year.

Austrian man claims he threw 'Pachamama' statues into the Tiber

Nov 4, 2019 - 03:14 am .- In a video uploaded on YouTube Nov. 4, a young man from Austria claims that he was one of the two men who took five controversial statues from a church near the Vatican and threw them into the Tiber River.