Archive of November 27, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 27, 2019

Michigan diocese supports priest accused of LGBT Eucharist 'discrimination'

Nov 27, 2019 - 06:55 pm .- A Michigan diocese said it supports a priest who told a parishioner that because of her same-sex civil marriage, she should not receive the Eucharist.

W. Virginia’s scandal-ridden Bishop Bransfield must make amends for ‘betrayal’

Nov 27, 2019 - 05:20 pm .- The disgraced Bishop Michael Bransfield, former head of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, should apologize to his victims of sexual harassment, apologize to the diocese’s Catholic faithful, and repay nearly $800,000 to begin to make amends for his behavior, West Virginia’s new bishop has said.

Japanese Catholic youth: 'We want to reach people'

Nov 27, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- “Most of Japanese people don’t know we exist,” Minori Takeuchi told CNA last week.

Pennsylvania adopts three laws protecting child sex abuse victims

Nov 27, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed into law Tuesday three bills on child sex abuse, which were recommended by the state’s 2018 grand jury report on allegations of clerical sexual abuse of minors.

Christian activist’s arrest in Egypt prompts warnings of crackdown on dissent

Nov 27, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Human rights groups have voiced concern over the arrest of a Coptic Christian activist in Egypt, on terrorism-related charges. Critics argue the arrest is an attempt to silence those who disagree with the government.

Phoenix bishop calls for 'humility and courage' to face difficult years ahead

Nov 27, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The Church must face the fallout of the abuse scandal with humility and courage, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has said, while predicting “very difficult” years ahead for the Church.

US justice department supports Christian school banned from voucher program

Nov 27, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a statement of interest in support of a Christian school in Maryland that says it was banned from a voucher program due to its religious beliefs.

Pope names financial supervisor president of watchdog authority

Nov 27, 2019 - 05:37 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday appointed an auditor and Italian banking consultant as president of the Financial Information Authority (AIF), the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog.

From the Philippines, a missionary in Tokyo

Nov 27, 2019 - 05:00 am .- On Sundays, Fr. Raniel Berdos can be found strolling the aisles of St. Mary's Cathedral in Tokyo.

Detroit priest faces lawsuit over homily at suicide victim’s funeral

Nov 27, 2019 - 04:00 am .- A priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit is facing a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager who committed suicide last year.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly earthquake in Albania

Nov 27, 2019 - 03:51 am .- Pope Francis expressed his condolences Wednesday for those who have been affected by or who have died in a devastating earthquake which struck Albania Nov. 26.

Pope Francis: To protect life, love life

Nov 27, 2019 - 02:54 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on his recent trip to Thailand and Japan, stating that economic and technological success are not what gives someone a good life, but the love he or she has received from God.

In Mexico, thousands renew consecration to Christ the King

Nov 27, 2019 - 12:05 am .- More than 10,000 lay Catholics in Mexico renewed their consecration to Christ the King at a special Mass and ceremony over the weekend.