Archive of November 12, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 12, 2019

Chilean churches looted during protests

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:01 pm .- Several churches across Chile have been attacked and looted amid anti-government protests in the country.

Amid NY officials' legal threats, Christian adoption agency gets chance for appeal

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:01 pm .- New Hope Family Services, a Christian non-profit, is defending its long-standing child placement program from New York state officials who say it must shut down if it does not place children with same-sex and unmarried couples.

Analysis: US bishops at odds over abortion and 'the Francis test'

Nov 12, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the surface, with bishops exchanging sharp interventions on the “preeminence’ of abortion as a social concern.

US bishops approve updated seminary program, Hispanic ministry efforts

Nov 12, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference on Tuesday passed several action items, including an update of seminary formation and an effort to catalyze the evangelization of Hispanic Catholics in the U.S.

US bishops approve hymn translations for Liturgy of the Hours

Nov 12, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- The Latin rite bishops of the US voted overwhelmingly Tuesday morning to approve the International Commission on English in the Liturgy gray book translation of the hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours.

Bishop Barron on how to reach out to the 'nones'

Nov 12, 2019 - 02:38 pm .- Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the US bishop' committee on evangelization, on Monday outlined five paths Church leaders should take to re-energize the religiously unaffiliated.

In USCCB debate, Chaput defends prioritizing fight against abortion

Nov 12, 2019 - 01:20 pm .- The U.S. Catholic bishops approved a letter to supplement their voting document on Tuesday—but not without controversy during debate on the “preeminent priority” of abortion.

Armenian Catholic priest killed in Syria; ISIS claims responsibility

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:59 pm .- The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group on Monday claimed responsibility for the shooting of an Armenian Catholic priest and his father in northeastern Syria.

Chaldean patriarch calls for fasting, prayer amid Iraq protests

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:50 am .- The Chaldean patriarch has called for three days of fasting and prayer “for an end to the chaos and violence that are bloodying” Iraq.

US bishops elect new committee leadership 

Nov 12, 2019 - 09:50 am .- Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected six new chairmen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The Board of Directors for Catholic Relief Services was also elected.

Archbishops Gomez and Vigneron elected USCCB president and vice president

Nov 12, 2019 - 09:13 am .- The bishops of the US have elected a new president and vice president to lead the USCCB for the next three years. On Tuesday morning, the second day of their fall general session, the bishops elected Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles as president and Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit as vice president of the conference.

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Gomez elected president of USCCB

Nov 12, 2019 - 07:25 am .- Born in Mexico and ordained a priest in Spain, Gomez is the first Latino to lead the bishops’ conference. He is also the first immigrant to head the conference.

New York bishops to vote remotely in Rome for USCCB elections

Nov 12, 2019 - 04:45 am .- New York bishops will be voting remotely from Rome Tuesday for the election of the next leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Ukrainian archbishop: No amount of world progress can replace friendship

Nov 12, 2019 - 02:48 am .- Are the times these days good or bad?

Blessed Sacrament stolen from Texas Catholic parish

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:18 am .- The pastor of a Catholic parish in El Paso, Texas is calling for prayer and reparation after a tabernacle containing the Eucharist was stolen from the church.