Archive of January 7, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 7, 2020

Wyoming legislator seeks to repeal death penalty

Jan 7, 2020 - 10:01 pm .- A Wyoming lawmaker intends to introduce a bill to repeal capital punishment in the state when the legislative session begins next month.

In UK, Christian doctor talking faith with patients draws new scrutiny

Jan 7, 2020 - 04:57 pm .- The U.K.’s independent regulator for doctors has said it will review its decision to close a case against a Christian doctor facing second-hand complaints of breaking professional conduct rules by discussing religion with patients.

Will 2020 bring pro-life momentum to state legislatures?

Jan 7, 2020 - 04:52 pm .- Pro-life advocates are hopeful that 2020 will see the pro-life movement building on its victories from the past year, despite court challenges and efforts by pro-abortion lawmakers to loosen abortion restrictions.

Bishop Scharfenberger says he was given no 'particular mission' in Buffalo

Jan 7, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, has said he was not given the results of a Vatican-ordered investigation into the scandal-hit diocese.

Teen arrested for Planned Parenthood attack in Delaware

Jan 7, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- An 18-year-old man is being held in custody and is charged with federal crimes after he allegedly threw an incendiary device at a Planned Parenthood location in Newark, Delaware early on Friday, Jan. 3. 

Egyptian president commends interreligious ties

Jan 7, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt attended a Coptic Orthodox Liturgy Monday, praising cooperation between the Christians and Muslims of the country.

Iranian nuncio appeals for negotiation, not revenge

Jan 7, 2020 - 11:25 am .- As tensions escalate between Iran and the United States following the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the pope’s diplomat in Tehran is appealing for dialogue.

Theodore McCarrick has moved from Kansas friary

Jan 7, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living since 2018.

Euthanasia increases organ donations in Canada amid ethical concerns

Jan 7, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Canadians who choose medical suicide are being actively solicited for their organs in a practice one Member of Parliament said raises questions of freedom and coercion. 

Minnesota’s Catholic, Lutheran bishops call for welcoming of refugees

Jan 7, 2020 - 12:52 am .- Reflecting on the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt, the Catholic and Lutheran bishops of Minnesota issued an open letter encouraging Christians to adopt a welcoming attitude toward refugees.