Archive of November 13, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 13, 2019

CRS provides relief to Bangladeshis affected by Cyclone Bulbul

Nov 13, 2019 - 11:01 pm .- After the dissipation of Cyclone Bulbul, Catholic organizations have provided aid to the victims in Bangladesh, and assessed the immediate and long term needs of those recovering from the storm.

Hong Kong protesters arrested at Catholic church

Nov 13, 2019 - 04:39 pm .- Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued to escalate into violence, with many apparent incidents of forceful police tactics, including at a Catholic church, caught on camera and uploaded to social media.

Ohio bill would target proposal on abortion reversal notification

Nov 13, 2019 - 03:20 pm .- Two Democratic lawmakers in Ohio have introduced legislation that would prohibit the state from requiring doctors to provide patients with information that is not recognized by expert medical associations or supported through peer-reviewed research.

Daytime vandalization of Irish Carmelite monastery shocks locals

Nov 13, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- A group broke into an Irish Carmelite monastery during the daytime, vandalized its chapel and shouted slurs at the elderly nuns who lived there on Monday.

Bishop DiMarzio denies allegations of sexual abuse

Nov 13, 2019 - 01:54 pm .- Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn is rejecting an allegation that he sexually molested a minor in the 1970s, calling it a “false allegation.”

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases could go live by February

Nov 13, 2019 - 11:48 am .- A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops could be activated by February 2020, the U.S. bishops’ conference said Wednesday.

New Zealand to hold referendum on euthanasia, assisted suicide

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:52 am .- The New Zealand Parliament voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide Wednesday, sending the bill to a referendum next year.

As SCOTUS hears DACA arguments, bishop calls for congressional action

Nov 13, 2019 - 09:44 am .- The USCCB’s migration committee chairman hopes that Congress can come to a solution regarding the situation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy recipients, as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case seeking approval to eliminate the program altogether.

Record floods in Venice damage St. Mark’s Basilica

Nov 13, 2019 - 08:05 am .- The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica is left completely flooded Wednesday after Venice’s water levels hit the highest mark in more than 50 years.

UPDATED: Australian High Court refers Cardinal Pell's appeal of sex abuse conviction

Nov 13, 2019 - 07:15 am .- The Australian High Court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal an August decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse.

Pope Francis denounces rise in anti-Semitism 

Nov 13, 2019 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis denounced rising anti-Semitism Wednesday as an attitude that is inhumane and unchristian.

This Japanese painter found the faith through sacred art

Nov 13, 2019 - 03:01 am .- Osamu Giovanni Micico had never read the Bible, knew nothing of the stories of Christ in the gospels, and had never heard of the apostles, when his experience studying sacred art in Italy brought him to the Catholic faith.