Archive of January 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 3, 2020

Lawsuit charges Bishop Trautman, Buffalo diocese with abuse cover-up in 1980s

Jan 3, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- A lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo and retired Bishop Donald Trautman claim they covered up a New York priest’s sex abuse of a 10-year-old boy in the mid-1980s, though the bishop has previously denied accusations he has ever covered up abuse.

Fort Worth bishop helps family seek care in Catholic hospital for gravely ill Tinslee Lewis

Jan 3, 2020 - 05:12 pm .- After a Texas judge on Thursday allowed a hospital to stop medical treatment for Tinslee Lewis, a terminally ill child in Fort Worth, the local bishop offered to help her family seek care in a Catholic healthcare facility.

Portland bishop says religious prejudice 'cannot be tolerated'

Jan 3, 2020 - 05:05 pm .- During his homily for Mass on Wednesday, Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland urged Catholics not to tolerate “any kind” of religious prejudice, following a spate of violent attacks against Jews and Christians in the U.S. during December.

Soleimani air strike could mean new danger for Iraqi Christians

Jan 3, 2020 - 03:45 pm .- Christian communities in the Middle East are likely to suffer renewed persecution in any instability following recent U.S. airstrikes, experts have warned. 

Are targeted drone strikes allowed under 'just war theory'?

Jan 3, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian official on Friday has ignited discussion of the Catholic Church’s teaching on just war theory. One theologian talked to CNA about the morality of targeting military leaders.

Cardinal Bo condemns police brutality in Hong Kong

Jan 3, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- Burmese Cardinal Muang Bo has signed an open letter condemning police brutality in Hong Kong over the Christmas holidays.

US bishops declare solidarity with immigrants, refugees

Jan 3, 2020 - 10:43 am .- Anticipating its observance of National Migration Week, the US bishops' conference said Thursday that it stands in solidarity with immigrants and refugees.

Solidarity, subsidiarity needed to provide medical care to all, pope says

Jan 3, 2020 - 05:31 am .- The principles of solidarity and subsidiarity should be used together to ensure everyone, including the person experiencing poverty, has access to suitable healthcare, Pope Francis said Friday.

Report: Over past decade, 170,000 children had rights 'gravely violated'

Jan 3, 2020 - 12:33 am .- The past decade saw troubling levels of violence against children, with some 45 children seeing their rights “gravely violated” each day during the 2010s, a new report from the United Nations said.