Archive of November 5, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 5, 2019

UK government opens consultation on proposed N Ireland abortion law

Nov 5, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- The British government launched Monday a public consultation on a proposed framework for the legal provision of abortion in Northern Ireland. It proposes that elective abortions be available up to 12 or 14 weeks gestation.

Texas bishops call for halt to Rodney Reed execution

Nov 5, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops have called for the Gov. Greg Abbott to delay or cancel the execution of Rodney Reed, a convicted murderer who maintains his innocence. 

LGBT leader paid sex abuse victim not to testify, Oregon authorities say

Nov 5, 2019 - 05:21 pm .- Terry Bean, a leading investor, LGBT advocate and political fundraiser, has been arrested in Oregon following allegations that he and his lawyer unlawfully paid $200,000 to prevent court testimony from a man who accused Bean and his ex-boyfriend of sexually abusing him at the age of 15.

Scientists call for 'gradually reduced' population to fight climate change

Nov 5, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- A letter warning of a “climate emergency” signed by more than 11,000 scientists calls for a “gradual reduction” in the world’s population.  

When bombs fell on the Vatican

Nov 5, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- It was a dark autumn night in Rome, which was suffering under the occupation of Nazi Germany and was the target of bombing raids by Allied and Axis forces.

Minnesota bishop kept admitted child abuser in ministry, did not investigate allegation of abuse

Nov 5, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- Depositions of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner were released today, in which the bishop admits that he did not properly address allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest that an alleged victim brought to him in 2011.

US bishops arrive in Rome for ad limina visit with Pope Francis

Nov 5, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Every American diocesan bishop will travel to Rome over the next four months for meetings with Pope Francis assessing the state of the Church in the U.S.

Former vicar general of Rome: Ordaining married men in Amazon a 'wrong choice'

Nov 5, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who served as Vicar General of Rome for 17 years and was a close collaborator of St. John Paul II, has said he hopes Pope Francis will not allow an exception to priestly celibacy in the Amazon region.

Cardinal Pell objected to controversial Vatican hospital loan

Nov 5, 2019 - 11:12 am .- A 50 million euro loan request to secure the purchase of a bankrupt hospital was vetoed by Cardinal George Pell and financial authorities at the Institute for Works of Religion, commonly called the Vatican Bank, before it was approved by the Holy See’s central bank, APSA.

Oklahoma Supreme Court temporarily halts law banning D&E abortions

Nov 5, 2019 - 11:12 am .- The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday issued a temporary injunction against a law banning dilation-and-evacuation abortions. The injunction will stop the law from taking effect while a legal challenge to it progresses.

Marco Rubio calls for an ‘economics of the common good’ 

Nov 5, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Senator Marco Rubio has called for “common good economics” ahead of a speech Tuesday on Catholic social teaching and the dignity of work.