Archive of November 22, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 22, 2019

Bolivian bishops: 'Enough violence! Enough death!'

Nov 22, 2019 - 06:05 pm .- The Bolivian bishops’ conference called for an end to violence, as protests continue in the wake of former president Evo Morales’ resignation.

Proposed changes to US Commission on International Religious Freedom draw fire

Nov 22, 2019 - 04:02 pm .- With the current authorization for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expiring this year, proposed changes to the independent panel have sparked controversy.

Pa. Catholic conference: Gov. Wolf failed to protect 'humanity's most vulnerable lives' with Down syndrome abortion veto

Nov 22, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf this week vetoed a bill that would have banned the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. The state Catholic conference condemned the decision.

Catholic politician kicked out of UK party over religious beliefs

Nov 22, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Rob Flello was removed as a Liberal Democrat candidate for Parliament over his views on same-sex marriage and abortion.

Trump asked to oppose funding amendment undermining Mexico City Policy

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:19 pm .- A group of pro-life leaders, including the US bishops’ pro-life chair, wrote Thursday to President Donald Trump urging him to tell Congress that an amendment funding overseas abortion providers is unacceptable.

Boston seminary report: 'isolated incidents' but no 'culture of abuse'

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:05 pm .- An independent investigation into the Archdiocese of Boston’s St. John’s Seminary has found incidents of sexual misconduct but no seminary-wide culture of abuse.  

What is Advent, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:30 am .- Here are a few points that might help you have a great Advent this year

Missing Zanchetta not in 'rebellion' over court proceedings, spokesman claims

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has denied that he is avoiding a return to Argentina, where he is being prosecuted for “aggravated continuous sexual assault” and fraud.

Ban on elderly nun’s habit in retirement home went too far, French mayor says

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:35 am .- An elderly nun in France has received an apology from a French mayor after retirement home staff wrongly rejected her, citing a strict ban on religious garb and “ostentatious” signs of religion.

Pope Francis in Thailand: Friendship with Jesus lights your path

Nov 22, 2019 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis told young people in Thailand Friday that the secret to happiness is to be deeply rooted in faith in Jesus Christ.

How this Croatian cardinal saved thousands of Jewish lives

Nov 22, 2019 - 04:00 am .- The story of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac.

Religious freedom a 'moral imperative,' pope tells leaders of major religions in Thailand

Nov 22, 2019 - 04:00 am .- In a meeting with leaders of major religions in Thailand Friday, Pope Francis stressed the importance of upholding human dignity and religious freedom.

Pope to Thai bishops: Stand with the poor, the exploited

Nov 22, 2019 - 02:30 am .- Pope Francis told bishops from Thailand and other countries in Asia Friday to stand with and intercede for their people, especially those who are affected by economic inequality or who are victims of exploitation or trafficking.

Notre Dame conference to focus on call to lay leadership

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:39 am .- A professor at the University of Notre Dame has offered his reflections on lay leadership in the Church, in preparation for a conference on the subject, which will be held at the university next year.