Archive of January 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 8, 2020

New York bishops condemn 'dangerous' surrogacy bill

Jan 8, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The bishops of New York stated their opposition to commercial surrogacy Wednesday as a new bill was introduced to legalize the practice in the state.

Priest in Mexico hospitalized after being kidnapped, shot

Jan 8, 2020 - 02:46 pm .- A Mexican priest who had been kidnapped is in the hospital in serious condition after having been discovered released on the side of a highway with four gunshot wounds.

Analysis: Why the McCarrick report could be delayed

Jan 8, 2020 - 02:33 pm .- The news that Theodore McCarrick recently moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living has fueled speculation that a report from the Vatican’s internal investigation on McCarrick will soon be released. But while the report may be completed in Rome, its release may not be imminent, and some U.S. bishops may be quietly hoping for further delays.

Archbishop Gomez urges prayers for peace amid Iran tensions

Jan 8, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, has urged Catholics to pray for peace amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

Louisiana Catholic church vandalized with graffiti

Jan 8, 2020 - 01:47 pm .- Last weekend, the property of a Catholic church in Louisiana was vandalized with black spray paint, including symbols of a satanic nature.

FBI interviewed Papal Foundation staff about McCarrick

Jan 8, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Law enforcement officials have conducted interviews with several senior figures at the Papal Foundation, a U.S. based charity which supports the charitable works of the Holy Father.

Archbishop Warda: US-Iran tensions threaten Iraq's Christian communities

Jan 8, 2020 - 11:48 am .- After Iran attacked an air base in Erbil early Wednesday, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil said the current tensions between Iran and the U.S. threaten the fragile Christian communities in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains.

Catholic persecution worse after Vatican-China deal, Congress finds

Jan 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A new U.S. government report says that human rights abuse in China has worsened in the last year, and specifically highlighted the escalating persecution of Chinese Catholics in the wake of the Vatican-China agreement of 2018.

Pope Francis prays for 176 victims of Iran plane crash

Jan 8, 2020 - 05:39 am .- Pope Francis has offered his prayers for the souls of the 176 passengers of a Ukrainian International Airlines flight, who died when the plane crashed near Tehran, Iran on Wednesday.

Pope Francis: God acts in the midst of our trials and failures

Jan 8, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance -- even an apparent failure.

Archbishop calls for prayer, solidarity after Puerto Rico earthquakes

Jan 8, 2020 - 12:59 am .- In the wake of a series of earthquakes that left at least one dead, multiple injured and some 300,000 without water in Puerto Rico, Archbishop Roberto Octavio González Nieves called for prayer and solidarity among his people.