Archive of January 13, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 13, 2020

After 'grotesque' court ruling, Kansas pro-lifers continue push for ballot measure

Jan 13, 2020 - 07:12 pm .- Pro-life legislators and advocacy groups in Kansas, joined by the state’s Catholic bishops, are working to send a constitutional amendment to voters to counter the Kansas Supreme Court’s declaration that abortion is a constitutional right.

Sydney archbishop encourages relief donations amid Australia fires

Jan 13, 2020 - 06:18 pm .- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney urged Mass attendees Sunday to pray for an end to the Australia fires, which have destroyed thousands of homes, and to donate to those affected.

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Northern Ireland

Jan 13, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Same-sex marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland, after a deadline set by the UK Parliament Westminster in July 2019 passed without the province forming a government. 

Texas bishops urge governor to reconsider refugee resettlement

Jan 13, 2020 - 04:18 pm .- Texas' 16 Catholic bishops on Friday responded to Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement that the state will not participate in the federal refugee resettlement program, calling the decision “deeply discouraging and disheartening.”

Four seminarians abducted in Nigeria

Jan 13, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Four seminarians, between the ages of 18 and 23, were abducted Wednesday night from their seminary in Kaduna, in northwestern Nigeria.

Cardinal Sarah: Claim that Benedict did not co-author book on celibacy is 'defamation' of 'exceptional gravity'

Jan 13, 2020 - 02:56 pm .- The publisher of a new book on priestly celibacy, written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, told CNA Monday that critics suggesting that the pope emeritus did not co-author the book, or authorize its publication, are wrong.

Analysis: On celibacy, what Benedict cannot say and Francis mustn't hear

Jan 13, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- What the two reactions to a new book from Benedict point to is a fault-line, not for or against Pope Francis, but about the actual terms of the debate the pope is now weighing.

Lima archbishop offers 'clarification' on controversial Eucharist remarks

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- After controversial remarks last week, the Archbishop of Lima said Thursday that he did not intend to undermine the importance of prayer in the presence of the Eucharist.

Cardinal Pell transferred to new maximum-security prison

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Cardinal George Pell has reportedly been transferred out of the Melbourne prison in which he has been incarcerated for more than a year after a drone illegally flew over the prison grounds.

Vatican: Pope Francis not in favor of optional priestly celibacy

Jan 13, 2020 - 07:01 am .- A Vatican spokesman said Monday that Pope Francis’ position on priestly celibacy is “known,” quoting the pontiff’s remarks in a January 2019 press conference, in which he said he does not agree with making priestly celibacy “optional” in the Latin rite.