Archive of November 21, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 21, 2019

Pope Francis asks priests, religious in Thailand to inculturate the Gospel

Nov 21, 2019 - 09:21 pm .- In a meeting with priests and religious in Thailand Friday, Pope Francis urged an inculturation of the Gospel which allows it to have a “Thai face and flesh,” and not be seen as a religion only for foreigners.

China pressures Trump to veto bill of solidarity with Hong Kong protesters

Nov 21, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- After the US Congress passed a bill Wednesday showing solidarity with Hong Kong protesters, China threatened President Trump if he would not veto the legislation.

Federal executions put on hold while court case moves forward

Nov 21, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- A federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction halting federal executions in the U.S., saying that a challenge to the proposed execution method should be given time to receive a court ruling.

Vatican officials: Swiss bank suspected of money laundering led to Pell conflict

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican financial authorities.

Archbishop Gomez: The Church belongs to Christ

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:39 am .- Following his election as president of the US bishops' conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has noted that what is of importance is not his own vision for the Church, but that of Christ.

Democratic candidates: Protecting abortion is ‘what we do and what we stand for’

Nov 21, 2019 - 10:37 am .- Democratic presidential candidates struggled to respond when asked if pro-life politicians have a place in the party during a debate on Wednesday night. The candidates, however, did pledge their support for abortion and exhorted voters to do the same.

Chinese bishop in hiding after refusal to register with Communist authorities

Nov 21, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A Catholic bishop is China is reportedly on the run from state authorities after refusing to register with the state-sponsored Church.

Pope calls Catholics in Thailand to follow in footsteps of early missionaries

Nov 21, 2019 - 05:30 am .- Thailand’s first Christian missionaries set out feeling the absence of the Thai people from their lives and wanted to share everything they knew about God’s love, Pope Francis told the country’s Catholics during Mass on Thursday.

Pro-life stem cell research finds success—and seeks more support

Nov 21, 2019 - 03:03 am .- A Catholic medical research institute has claimed some successes in providing alternatives to research that harvest cells from human embryos--but it says such research needs more resources to compete.

Merciful care should affirm the dignity of the sick, pope tells Catholic hospital in Thailand

Nov 21, 2019 - 02:30 am .- The dignity of the human person can be recognized and affirmed through loving medical care to the sick and injured, Pope Francis told the staff of St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok Thursday.