Archive of November 18, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 18, 2019

China defends detention of Muslims in Xinjiang

Nov 18, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Chinese government is defending its policy of mass detention and re-education of Muslims in the country's northwest as an appropriate measure against terrorism, following a New York Times report that showed the direct involvement of senior government officials in ordering the policy.

Washington DC drops bill to legalize sex trade

Nov 18, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- A bill to legalize the buying and selling of sex in Washington, DC, will not move forward after widespread opposition and concern that the bill lacked enough support of the city council to be passed. 

Venerable Fulton Sheen to be beatified in December

Nov 18, 2019 - 02:42 pm .- The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified this December at the city's Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

Our Lady unites the divided into the faithful, Cordileone says

Nov 18, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- Mary unites all of God’s children, sparking conversions among those of different faiths, said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Pope, Abu Dhabi crown prince make joint commitment to improving health of the poor

Nov 18, 2019 - 01:57 pm .- In a joint statement signed Monday, Pope Francis and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, committed to helping improve the health of those who live in impoverished communities.

Chick-Fil-A sauces Christian charities

Nov 18, 2019 - 01:45 pm .- American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has announced that it will stop donating to two large faith-based charitable organizations after years of criticism from LGBT groups.

Lawsuit filed over latest New York abortion law

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Several pro-life organizations in New York have sued the state over a law they say targets pro-life and religious employers, barring them from reflecting their core beliefs in hiring policies.

Witnesses better than initiatives in parish-based evangelization, Pope Francis says

Nov 18, 2019 - 09:57 am .- Having a lot of parish initiatives is not the best way to reach people on a deeper level, Pope Francis said Monday, adding that evangelization is about giving a witness to personal encounter with Christ.

Pope Francis calls use of nuclear weapons 'immoral' ahead of Japan trip

Nov 18, 2019 - 05:01 am .- In a video message to the country of Japan Nov. 18, Pope Francis said he prays that the power of nuclear weapons will never again be used in the world.

President of Vatican's financial watchdog authority ends term

Nov 18, 2019 - 04:48 am .- The Vatican announced Monday that René Brüelhart, president of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) has ended a five-year term and Pope Francis has chosen his successor.