National Catholic News

  • Indiana diocese releases names of credibly accused clerics
    on September 18, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Fort Wayne, Ind., Sep 18, 2018 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend published Tuesday the names of the 18 priests and deacons who have served in the diocese and have been credibly accused of at least one act of sexual abuse of a minor. “It is my hope that by […]

  • UK politicians call for action against sex-selective abortion
    on September 18, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    London, England, Sep 18, 2018 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- British politicians have called for a review of the availability of early sex detection tests for pregnant women. The proposal was made by Labour Members of Parliament and prompted by concerns that the tests are leading to sex-selective abortions. […]

  • Priest faces trial after alleged assault of San Diego seminarian
    on September 18, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    San Diego, Calif., Sep 18, 2018 / 01:58 pm (CNA).- A California priest has been charged with sexual battery, after he is alleged to have sexually assaulted a San Diego seminarian. The priest, Fr. Juan Garcia Castillo, is a member of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, a religious community of […]

  • Historic low on US refugee cap lamented as 'deeply disturbing'
    on September 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Washington D.C., Sep 18, 2018 / 01:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders have criticized an announcement that the United States will be reducing its refugee cap to historic lows, while global rates of refugees and forcibly displaced persons are at an all-time high. “To cut off protection […]

  • Religious priest named auxiliary bishop of Hartford
    on September 18, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Hartford, Conn., Sep 18, 2018 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres, a member of the Institute of the Servants of the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary, was appointed auxiliary bishop of Hartford on Tuesday. “I am honored and grateful to be entrusted with […]

  • Youth to meet with Pope Francis during October synod
    on September 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Vatican City, Sep 18, 2018 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Synod of Bishops announced Tuesday that the upcoming assembly of bishops will include a meeting of young people with Pope Francis and the Synod Fathers in the Vatican’s Pope Paul VI hall. Taking place starting at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, […]

  • Pope Francis approves new constitution for Synod of Bishops
    on September 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Vatican City, Sep 18, 2018 / 08:30 am (CNA).- In a new apostolic constitution, Pope Francis has reformed the Synod of Bishops, creating a mechanism for the assembly’s final document to be included in official Church teaching.Episcopalis Communio, promulgated by the pope on Sept. 15, […]

  • This 87-year-old woman feeds the homeless in Chile every week  
    on September 18, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Santiago, Chile, Sep 18, 2018 / 12:06 am (ACI Prensa).- Every Wednesday night, 87-year-old Elena Donaire goes out onto the streets of Santiago, Chile, to meet the homeless and attend to their needs. For 40 years, Donaire has taken part in the “Street Route” of the Hogar de Cristo […]

  • Director of Courage releases letter on Penn. abuse report
    on September 18, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2018 / 06:02 pm (CNA).- Courage International, an apostolate to support people with same sex-attraction in leading chaste lives, has issued a statement on three priests mentioned as credibly accused of sexual abuse in the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Released last […]

  • Chilean priest guilty of abuse dismissed from clerical state
    on September 17, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Santiago, Chile, Sep 17, 2018 / 05:01 pm (ACI Prensa).- Pope Francis has decreed, without recourse to appeal, the dismissal from the clerical state of Cristián Precht Bañados, who was found guilty of abuse of minors in 2012. The Santiago archdiocese stated Sept. 15 that Cardinal Luis […]

  • Congressmen object to FDA's 'barbaric' research method using human fetal tissue
    on September 17, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2018 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The purchasing of aborted fetal tissue for use in research is ‘abhorrent’ and must stop, said 85 members of the United States House of Representatives in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA in July gave a […]

  • Judge rules lawsuit against faith-based adoption agencies can continue
    on September 17, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Detroit, Mich., Sep 17, 2018 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- A lawsuit seeking to end state support for faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan will continue, a judge ruled on Friday. Federal Judge Paul D. Borman of the Eastern District Court of Michigan denied a motion to dismiss the case Dumont v. Lyon, […]

  • Penn. class action lawsuit seeks release of all sex abuse allegation records
    on September 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Harrisburg, Pa., Sep 17, 2018 / 01:22 pm (CNA).- A class action lawsuit filed Sept. 17 is seeking to require the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania to release all records involving allegations of child sexual abuse in the last 70 years. The lawsuit, filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, […]

  • Half of Dutch bishops in late 20th century linked to abuse, report claims
    on September 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sep 17, 2018 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A report published Saturday by a Dutch daily claims that just over half of the Netherland's bishops between 1945 and 2010 were either child abusers or allowed the transfer of abusive priests. NRC Handelsblad said Sept. 15 that in […]

  • Kavanaugh says misconduct allegation is 'completely false'
    on September 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2018 / 10:45 am (CNA).- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford. Ford authored a letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when the two were high school students. The accusations first surfaced last week, […]

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