Archive of January 9, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 9, 2020

Neb. pro-life bill introduced; Governor declares Roe v. Wade anniversary a day of prayer

Jan 9, 2020 - 06:30 pm .- On the first day of the Nebraska Unicameral’s legislative session, state Sen. Suzanne Geist introduced a bill that would ban a common procedure used for second-trimester abortions.

Venezuelan bishops denounce contested election of legislative speaker

Jan 9, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- The presidency of the Venezuelan bishops' conference warned Wednesday that the disputed election of Luis Parra as president of the National Assembly is "contrary to all constitutional legality."

Congressman: Pro-life Democrats get little support from pro-life groups

Jan 9, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Rep. Dan Lipinski, one of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress, has questioned the commitment of some pro-life groups to bipartisanship in the movement to end abortion.

Tafida Raqeeb moved from intensive care unit in Italian hospital

Jan 9, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- A five-year-old British girl, whose parents won a legal battle to take her to Italy for medical treatment, has been moved out of intensive care, and into a rehabilitative unit for children with incurable illnesses. Her parents say they hope to have more good news about their daughter’s condition in the months to come.

Maine bishop suspends chalice amid flu outbreak

Jan 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland issued a directive on Thursday suspending the distribution of Communion under both species. Since December, six people have died from the flu in Maine.

Swiss inmate demands right to euthanasia

Jan 9, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Swiss prisoner is challenging the country’s policy to bar inmates from receiving assisted suicide after his request to die was denied.

Lawsuit on disclosure of abuse claims allowed to proceed against Diocese of Pittsburgh

Jan 9, 2020 - 11:58 am .- A judge in Pennsylvania is allowing a lawsuit to move forward arguing that the Diocese of Pittsburgh has created a public nuisance by failing to properly report and disclose information on sexual abuse of children.

Chick-Fil-A still aims 'to glorify God' after corporate giving flap

Jan 9, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Chick-fil-A’s CEO said that the restaurant chain “inadvertently discredited” many faith-based organizations when it announced last year that it was adjusting its corporate giving last year.

Pope Francis to diplomats: Polarization hurts the poor

Jan 9, 2020 - 05:00 am .- In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for the sake of the poor, who suffer when the common good is disregarded.

India Catholics aim to build 100-foot Jesus statue, despite Hindu criticism

Jan 9, 2020 - 12:37 am .- Catholics in India are seeking to erect the nation’s tallest statue of Jesus, over objections by Hindi groups who say one of their gods lives on the hill designated for the project.