Archive of December 2, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 2, 2019

Becciu again denies involvement in IDI hospital purchase

Dec 2, 2019 - 07:30 pm .- In a letter to a veteran Italian journalist, Cardinal Angelo Becciu wrote Monday that he was not involved in the purchase of a bankrupt Italian hospital, and that reports to the contrary are unreliable.

Pete Buttigieg cites Gospel in campaign ad

Dec 2, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg quoted the Gospel of Matthew in his first statewide ad in South Carolina.

English bishops urge voting to uphold human dignity ahead of general election

Dec 2, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales are urging voters to consider issues of human rights and the dignity of human life as the country’s general election approaches, with Britain’s exit from the European Union a central issue.

Australia's bishops protest national move to force priests to reveal confessions

Dec 2, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Australia’s Catholic bishops support “nationally consistent” reporting standards for the abuse of minors, but cannot support new national legal standards that would force priests to report real or suspected child abuse learned under the strict confidence of sacramental confessions, the bishops have said.

Hungary's incentives mean more marriages but not more babies

Dec 2, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The country’s birth rate remains well below the replacement level of 2.1 births per woman, and the rate has not yet registered an increase in 2019.

Pennsylvania considers requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains

Dec 2, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The Pennsylvania Senate is debating a bill that would require the burial or cremation of the bodies of fetuses after miscarriage or abortion.

Pope: Catholic entrepreneurs must live out Church’s social teaching

Dec 2, 2019 - 10:59 am .- Catholic business owners have both a grave responsibility and an opportunity to promote the Church’s social teaching in a difficult atmosphere, Pope Francis told young entrepreneurs Monday.

Vatican to welcome asylum seekers to Italy

Dec 2, 2019 - 10:19 am .- On Thursday, the Holy See will welcome 33 refugees to Italy as they arrive from the Greek island of Lesbos with papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. Another 10 refugees will come later in December.

Pope Francis names Mexican-born bishop coadjutor of San Bernardino

Dec 2, 2019 - 05:06 am .- Pope Francis Monday named Bishop Alberto Rojas, an auxiliary bishop of Chicago, to be coadjutor of the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, and serve alongside Bishop Gerald Barnes until Barnes’ retirement.