Archive of November 26, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 26, 2019

Papal honors for Courage director point to clear Catholic witness

Nov 26, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Papal honors for Father Phillip Bochanski have been announced, and the priest says they are a recognition of the Courage apostolate’s ministry for people with same-sex attraction at a time when the world and even parts of the Catholic Church are unsupportive, confusing, or hostile to their desire to live the Catholic faith in its fullness.

Louisiana says abortion clinic is hiding criminal evidence

Nov 26, 2019 - 04:19 pm .- The Louisiana Department of Justice is asking an appeals court to unseal documents from abortion provider June Medical Services (Hope Medical Group) in order to report evidence of criminal and professional misconduct against a staff member of the group that the department says was hidden from the Supreme Court.

International Conference on Christian Persecution convenes in Budapest

Nov 26, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Patriarchs, cardinals, politicians, and Christians from across the globe are in Budapest this week for the International Conference on Christian Persecution.

Vancouver archdiocese releases report on sex abuse cases

Nov 26, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Vancouver released Friday a report on clergy sexual abuse, including 31 recommendations for improvements to policies and procedures.

Irish nuns’ transfer of hospital land criticized over abortion plans

Nov 26, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- A pending land transfer from a religious community to the Irish government for the construction of a new maternity hospital has sparked new controversy, as the hospital is expected to perform abortions under new laws permitting the procedure.

Papal press conference ponders peace

Nov 26, 2019 - 01:05 pm .- Pope Francis reemphasized opposition to nuclear weapons, the global arms trade, and capital punishment on the plane ride back to Rome following his apostolic visit to Japan and Thailand.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Japan

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:20 pm .- CNA's full transcript of the pope's Nov. 26 in-flight press conference, during his flight from Tokyo, Japan to Rome:

On papal flight, Pope Francis talks Vatican financial scandal

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:31 am .- Although investigators are looking into a controversial Vatican investment in a luxury London property development, whether the deal was corrupt is still an open question, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Mary can renew the family and the parish, new USCCB evangelization chair says

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:00 am .- Bishop Andrew Cozzens was elected as the chairman of the Committee on Evangelization of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at the recent fall assembly in Baltimore.

'Once the Church is persecuted, the faith becomes alive': a pastor's story

Nov 26, 2019 - 09:00 am .- On May 4, 2002, Monsignor Romeo Saniel felt the gun against the back of his head and heard a loud click. It took him several years to understand what he was being prepared for.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Gary, Indiana

Nov 26, 2019 - 07:10 am .- Msgr. Robert J. McClory has been appointed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, the Vatican announced on Tuesday, Nov. 26. 

Analyis: What will the Vatican tell Moneyval?

Nov 26, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Next month, the Holy See is due to send a report to Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog, giving an update on its progress implementing they agency’s recommendations to improve Vatican financial standards. That report is likely to make for bleak reading in Strasbourg, but even more grim writing in the Vatican.

Anchorage looks to eliminate homelessness with help of grant from Amazon CEO

Nov 26, 2019 - 03:01 am .- A multi-million dollar grant could help Catholic Social Services of Anchorage and its partners bring the homeless population of that city to “functional zero.”