Archive of January 20, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 20, 2020

The nuns who witnessed the life and death of Martin Luther King

Jan 20, 2020 - 04:17 pm .- Last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Ala in 1965.

U.S. bishops say death row inmate likely innocent, call for new trial

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference and the bishops of Florida are calling for a Florida death row inmate to be given a new trial, in light of evidence the bishops say suggests the inmate is actually innocent.

What the pope said when Martin Luther King was killed

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:35 am .- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

1 of 4 kidnapped Nigerian seminarians released after suffering serious injuries

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A Nigerian seminarian who was abducted this month was freed by his kidnappers after 10 days in captivity. Three seminarians who were kidnapped with him remain in captivity.

MLK's Dream 'was about the bettering of humanity'

Jan 20, 2020 - 10:01 am .- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to reflect on King’s vision and his example for everyone as a Christian leader who engaged in effective social action, said a leader with a historically African-American Catholic fraternity.

Pope Francis denounces ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitism  

Jan 20, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis Monday condemned the “barbaric resurgence” of cases of anti-Semitism in the world, and urged the need to respect each person’s human dignity.

Catholic bishops: US still 'painfully' far from Martin Luther King’s dream

Jan 20, 2020 - 03:37 am .- The example of Martin Luther King, Jr., is still sorely needed in the United States, given continued injustices, racism and discrimination against minorities, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a message for MLK Day.