Archive of January 17, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 17, 2020

Buffalo administrator: Catholic Charities donations will not go to abuse settlements

Jan 17, 2020 - 07:19 pm .- The apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo said this week that despite the possibility the diocese could file for bankruptcy protection to settle over 200 lawsuits related to sexual abuse, donations made to Catholic Charities this year will be used to help the needy rather than to pay for lawsuits.

Bishops visiting Holy Land ask for application of international law

Jan 17, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Following a trip to the Holy Land, a group of bishops from the United States and Europe called on their countries’ governments to acknowledge the state of Palestine and to apply international law in Israel and the surrounding area in order to promote peace and justice.

2020 Pope Francis trip to Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea possible

Jan 17, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A visit from Pope Francis to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor may happen in September, according to an Indonesian Muslim leader who met with the pope this week.

Supreme Court will hear Little Sisters of the Poor case, again

Jan 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor will have their case heard before the Supreme Court yet again in their years-long fight against the federal contraceptive mandate.

'No misunderstanding': Cardinal Sarah meets with pope emeritus

Jan 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Cardinal Robert Sarah has met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the controversy following around their recently-published book "From the Depths of Our Hearts.”

Chinese bishop and priests evicted over 'fire safety'

Jan 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Chinese officials have evicted members of the clergy, including a bishop, from their homes and are closing Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Fujian. While the officials cited “fire safety standards” as the reason for the evictions, all the clergy and churches affected have refused to join the Communist-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.

Catholic parish will not host Episcopalian consecration

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia will no longer hold an episcopal consecration and ordination at a Catholic parish in Williamsburg, following an internet petition signed by over 3,000 people objecting to the event.

Gregorian University to ‘review’ bishop’s allegedly plagiarized dissertation

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:11 am .- The Pontifical Gregorian University said Friday it will review the doctoral dissertation of Scotland’s Bishop Stephen Robson, which is alleged to contain several acts of plagiarism.

'No international right to abortion' says HHS Secretary

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:30 am .- There is no international right to abortion, the U.S. health secretary told officials from more than 30 countries on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC clears out homeless camp, breaking up community

Jan 17, 2020 - 08:01 am .- One former resident told CNA that he believes the dismantling was necessary, and he blames the city for letting the encampment escalate to the point of being out of control.

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

Jan 17, 2020 - 07:06 am .- Hong Kong has been without a diocesan bishop since the death of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung in January 2019, after less than 18 months in the role.

Report: Around the world, 260 million Christians face persecution 

Jan 17, 2020 - 02:45 am .- Christian persecution around the world is a growing problem, says a new report from an agency that documents abuses against Christians across the globe.