Archive of November 14, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 14, 2019

Church in Mexico hails election of Archbishop Gomez as USCCB president

Nov 14, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Bishop Alfonso Gerardo Miranda Guardiola, auxiliary bishop of Monterrey, has welcomed the election of Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles as president of the US bishops' conference, calling it an “eloquent sign” for migrants.

Planned Parenthood launches web tool to promote abortion clinics

Nov 14, 2019 - 06:49 pm .- Planned Parenthood is already the largest abortion provider in the U.S., and its new web tool aims to direct more women to its abortion clinics.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

Nov 14, 2019 - 05:45 pm .- On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish. Within hours, a conservative social media figure said those bishops “are not Catholic,” and ignited an online firestorm. Here’s how that happened.

Statement of 11 nations opposes 'reproductive rights' focus of Nairobi Summit

Nov 14, 2019 - 05:35 pm .- On the sidelines of the Nairobi Summit, the US and 10 other nations delivered a joint statement Thursday indicating their commitment to women's health, and their concern over the summit's process and content.

Catholic identity carefully guarded at CRS, bishop says

Nov 14, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- Adhering to Church teaching is a priority for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and policies are in place to ensure it is not complicit in immoral activities as it partners with groups that do not hold Catholic beliefs, said the bishop who heads the agency’s board.

Congressional committee examines state pro-life measures

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:10 pm .- A House of Representatives committee will hold a hearing on Thursday to investigate restrictions on abortion clinics passed in pro-life states. 

'We need to become an evangelizing Church,' says new USCCB VP

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:05 am .- Archbishop Vigneron was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday after a third-ballot run-off.

Pope Francis: Tech companies have a responsibility to protect children

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:39 am .- In a speech to the head of major global tech companies, Pope Francis said Thursday that protecting children from evils such as trafficking and pornography requires a recognition of the limits of online freedom.

Pope’s cousin, a Salesian missionary, to join papal entourage in Thailand

Nov 14, 2019 - 09:15 am .- Salesian Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, Pope Francis’ second cousin who has been a missionary in Thailand for over 50 years, will be in attendance during papal meetings in the country later this month.

Pope Francis urges dialogue in face of ongoing jihadist violence in Burkina Faso

Nov 14, 2019 - 07:10 am .- Pope Francis urged interreligious dialogue in Burkina Faso Wednesday as ongoing violence by jihadist groups has killed more than 750 people in the West African country this year. 

Pope Francis names Spanish Jesuit head of Vatican's economy secretariat

Nov 14, 2019 - 04:47 am .- Pope Francis Nov. 14 appointed Spanish Jesuit Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves as prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, following the expiration of Cardinal George Pell’s term in February.

What people with intellectual disabilities can teach us about friendship

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:38 am .- When French Catholic Jean Vanier brought two men with intellectual disabilities to live with him in his home, he did so more out of a sense of religious duty than anything else.