Archive of November 19, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 19, 2019

Greensburg adoption, foster program shuts down amid legal battle

Nov 19, 2019 - 06:35 pm .- Catholic adoption and foster care agencies in Pennsylvania are continuing to close their doors as Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) continues a legal battle with the city of Philadelphia over the agency’s policy of not placing children with same-sex couples.

Federal judge allows Christian school's suit to go forward in voucher case

Nov 19, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A federal district court judge on Thursday denied Maryland's motion to dismiss a suit by a Christian school against the state superintendent of schools. The school complains it was barred from a voucher program because of its religious beliefs.

More funding needed to deliver real reform in prisons, Senate committee hears

Nov 19, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- More funding for prisons is essential to properly implement criminal justice reform, the director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) told senators on Tuesday.

Bishop Flores: With respect to migration, uphold both law and compassion

Nov 19, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- In an interview earlier this month, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville urged that US immigration law be respected, but that that law also consider the reality facing immigrants.

Vatican’s London luxury development company, with ties to alleged financial crime, offered to raze parish rectory

Nov 19, 2019 - 02:35 pm .- Developers acting for the Vatican Secretariat of State offered to raze a London parish hall and rectory and replace it with low-cost housing, in order to try to push through a luxury apartment development. The luxury development project involves two recently suspended Vatican employees, and a nest of Vatican-controlled holding companies led by an architect linked to accusations of money laundering and fraud involving Vatican accounts.

For pregnant women in Cuba, Project Hope offers alternative to abortion

Nov 19, 2019 - 01:34 pm .- With much of Cuban society today losing a sense of the value of human life, a Polish nun on the island has created an initiative to offer practical help and support to women facing difficult pregnancies.

'We serve everyone': Salvation Army responds to Chick-Fil-A donation cut

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The statement came in response to an announcement on Monday by the Chick-Fil-A Foundation that it would no longer donate to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

After Louisiana governor's election, hope for pro-life Democrats?

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:00 am .- Pro-lifers are hopeful that the re-election of Democrat John Bel Edwards as Louisiana governor could turn the tide in a party whose leadership has grown increasingly more pro-abortion with each election cycle.

Buffalo bishop says Pope Francis 'very understanding' after scandals

Nov 19, 2019 - 09:40 am .- In a video released Monday, Bishop Richard Malone said that Pope Francis had shared his closeness to the people and diocese of Buffalo following a year of controversy.

Pastor of vibrant Arkansas parish named Bishop of Shreveport

Nov 19, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Msgr. Francis Malone, pastor of an Arkansa parish known for having generated many priestly vocations, as the next bishop of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Democratic AG group wrong to shun pro-life candidates, critics say

Nov 19, 2019 - 03:00 am .- Pro-life Democrats and some election-minded politicos have faulted the decision of a Democratic state attorneys general organization to support only declared pro-abortion rights candidates.

Kansas Catholic Conference says Medicaid expansion needs pro-life revisions

Nov 19, 2019 - 12:17 am .- As Kansas considers expanding its Medicaid program, the state’s Catholic conference said its support is contingent upon the establishment of pro-life safeguards.