National Catholic News

  • Wuerl cancels World Meeting of Familes appearance
    on August 19, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Washington D.C., Aug 18, 2018 / 08:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Washington has cancelled his scheduled participation at the Church’s World Meeting of Families, which will be held next week in Dublin, Ireland. The cancellation comes after a week in which Washington’s […]

  • In Australia, Christian Brothers sex abuse settlement a first after lawsuit limits end
    on August 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Perth, Australia, Aug 18, 2018 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Christian Brothers have reached a settlement with a dying 74-year-old Australian man for physical and sexual abuse he suffered in their orphanages as a child in the 1950s and 1960s. The man, Paul Bradshaw, is the first victim to […]

  • Bishop Morlino: 'Homosexual subculture' is source of 'devastation' in the Church
    on August 18, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Madison, Wis., Aug 18, 2018 / 02:21 pm (CNA).- In response to recent sexual abuse crises, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, has said that the Catholic Church must renew its conviction to identify and reject sin, and admit that a homosexual culture among some clerics has caused great harm in the […]

  • After roadblocks, film on abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell releases preview
    on August 18, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Washington D.C., Aug 18, 2018 / 06:04 am (CNA).- The trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor, whose shoddy clinics and gruesome practices led to his conviction of three counts of murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter, is the subject of a movie due to be released in October. A trailer […]

  • Dan Burke appointed president, COO of EWTN News 
    on August 17, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Irondale, Ala., Aug 17, 2018 / 03:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that Daniel Burke has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. Burke has been until now Executive Director of EWTN’s National Catholic Register. The appointment […]

  • US bishops express anguish over abuse reports, encourage change in Church
    on August 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2018 / 03:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a grand jury found thousands of alleged instances of sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses, numerous U.S. bishops have called for renewal and change in face of these heartbreaking events. Archbishop […]

  • Investigation launched into sexual harassment claims at Philadelphia seminary
    on August 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Timothy Senior, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made by a former student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. In a letter sent this week to the […]

  • After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack
    on August 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 17, 2018 / 11:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from pro-life Democrats who say they deserve to be recognized and the move could harm the […]

  • Appeals court protects Texas bishops' communications in abortion case
    on August 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Austin, Texas, Aug 17, 2018 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The privacy and religious freedom of Texas bishops and other religious groups was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, after the bishops’ internal communications were subpoenaed by an abortion group. In […]

  • New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests
    on August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Newark, N.J., Aug 17, 2018 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. CNA recently spoke to six priests of the Archdiocese of […]

  • Does the Pa. grand jury report mean changes for statutes of limitations?
    on August 17, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a major grand jury report on past sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania, discussions continue over whether and how to change the state’s legal limits on prosecution and civil lawsuits for sex abuse. […]

  • Beloved Texas priest asks for prayers after ALS diagnosis
    on August 17, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Fort Worth, Texas, Aug 17, 2018 / 12:05 am (CNA).- Fr. Stephen Jasso said he knew something was wrong this past February, about two months after retiring as the pastor of All Saints Parish in Fort Worth, Texas. On June 29, the 85-year-old Franciscan priest learned what exactly was wrong with him: […]

  • Cardinal Burke: We face a grave crisis, touching the heart of the Church
    on August 17, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2018 / 06:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Raymond Burke said Thursday that the Catholic Church is facing “a very grave crisis” due to the “grievous failure” on the part of certain bishops and that “a serious loss of confidence in our […]

  • Caritas India offers assistance to victims of monsoon floods in Kerala
    on August 16, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Thiruvananthapuram, India, Aug 16, 2018 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After at least 73 people were killed in floods caused by monsoon rains in India's Kerala state, Caritas India and local Catholic groups are assisting victims of the torrent with relief materials. More than 85,000 people in the […]

  • 'Shame and sorrow' – Holy See responds to Pennsylvania report
    on August 16, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Vatican City, Aug 16, 2018 / 02:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See on Thursday denounced sexual abuse and called for accountability for both perpetrators and leaders who covered up their crimes, following the release of a report detailing alleged clerical abuse in Pennsylvania. “The abuses […]

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