Archive of January 6, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 6, 2020

New York governor announces $45 million marked for security at religious schools

Jan 6, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- During a solidarity march with the Jewish community of New York, which suffered numerous attacks during the week of Hanukkah last month, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is spending $45 million this year on increased security for religious institutions and schools.

Mob sets fire to Catholic church serving Chilean police  

Jan 6, 2020 - 06:50 pm .- A mob of masked protesters set fire Jan. 3 to a Catholic church dedicated to serving the national police in Santiago, Chile, while an anti-government demonstration was in progress in nearby Plaza Italia.

China announces new crackdown on religious freedom

Jan 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- China will enforce new restrictions on religious groups, organizations, meetings, and other related events starting on Feb 1. 

Planned Parenthood annual report: More government money, more abortions

Jan 6, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The nation’s largest abortion provider released its 2018-19 annual report on Jan. 6, showing significant increases both in the number of abortions performed and in the amount of government funding it receives.

Texas appeals court orders continued treatment for gravely ill child

Jan 6, 2020 - 03:18 pm .- A Texas appeals court ordered Friday that a hospital continue medical treatment for Tinslee Lewis, a terminally ill child in Fort Worth, until it rules in the case.

Controversy continues regarding South Sudan archbishop appointment

Jan 6, 2020 - 02:25 pm .- Bari ethnic leaders in South Sudan have distanced themselves from critics of the newly-appointed Archbishop of Juba. The archbishop has faced controversy since his December appointment for several reasons, including that he is not a member of the region’s predominant Bari tribe.

The Medal of Honor recipient with a devotion to St. Michael

Jan 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Chief Petty Officer Special Edward C. Byers Jr. won the Medal of Honor. He is also a Catholic with a devotion to St. Michael the Archangel.

Church in India won't host next Asian Youth Day

Jan 6, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Church officials in India have said the nation will not host the 2021 Asian Youth Day as planned, ucanews reported Monday.

Supreme Court of the Philippines rejects petition to legalize same-sex marriage

Jan 6, 2020 - 10:48 am .- The Supreme Court of the Philippines has reiterated its dismissal of a petition to redefine marriage in the country to include same-sex couples.

Pope Francis: When we do not worship God, we worship ourselves

Jan 6, 2020 - 04:15 am .- On the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Pope Francis said worship of Christ reveals the true meaning of our journey of life, as it did for the magi in the Gospel.