Archive of January 21, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 21, 2020

Trump administration considers travel bans on up to seven more countries

Jan 21, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- More travel bans and restrictions could be coming from the Trump administration, with up to seven countries targeted.

Opposition to death penalty growing among Republicans, activists say

Jan 21, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The number of Republican state lawmakers opposed to capital punishment is growing, a conservative group claims, as anti-death penalty activists look forward to continued momentum from the right on this issue in 2020. 

Don’t call a pro-life midwife, UK university said

Jan 21, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- An undergraduate student in a midwife program was barred from placement in a hospital, reportedly due to her pro-life beliefs. The decision was overturned last week, but free speech advocates say the case is troubling.

Trump declares Jan. 22 'National Sanctity of Human Life Day'

Jan 21, 2020 - 04:18 pm .- President Donald Trump declared Jan. 22 to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day, in a proclamation signed Monday.

Legionaries of Christ to discuss handling of abuse at Rome meeting

Jan 21, 2020 - 03:48 pm .- The Legionaries of Christ on Jan. 20 opened its 2020 Ordinary General Chapter in Rome, which convenes every six years with the duty to elect the general government for the order and to address the most important matters related to the mission and identity of the congregation.

Spanish group files hate crime complaint over anti-Church article

Jan 21, 2020 - 02:58 pm .- The Association of Christian Lawyers in Spain filed a complaint last week with the Prosecutor's Office against the newly appointed director of the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunity, Beatriz Gimeno. The group says Gimeno committed a hate crime by authoring a 2013 article in justifying the burning of churches.

Ruling against Trump executive order helps people flee danger, bishops say

Jan 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- A federal judge’s ruling has halted President Donald Trump’s executive order that allows states and localities to refuse permission for refugee resettlement. The ruling drew praise from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which stressed the need to help refugees to safety and to maintain a uniform refugee policy.

French Senate debates IVF law after thousands protest in Paris streets

Jan 21, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Debate began on a bioethics bill in the French Senate Tuesday after tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Paris to protest state funding for medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples and single women. 

Pope Francis condemns clerics who engage in simony

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:07 am .- In a homily Tuesday, Pope Francis condemned priests and bishops who use money to advance their careers.

Put good of human person at center of public policy, Pope Francis says

Jan 21, 2020 - 04:56 am .- In a message to the global delegates of the 2020 World Economic Forum, Pope Francis stressed the duty of governments and businesses to place the good of the human person above power or profit.