Archive of January 22, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 22, 2020

Minnesota abuse survivors to speak at 'restorative justice' conference

Jan 22, 2020 - 09:05 pm .- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is set to open a conference for survivors of clerical sexual abuse on Thursday, with the goal of bringing healing and “restorative justice” to survivors.

Survey finds significant 'pro-choice' support for abortion regulations

Jan 22, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Americans favor returning abortion restrictions to the states, favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and are favorable to voting for politicians who would restrict abortion. This is according to a survey that finds unexpected support for these policies among those who self-identify as pro-choice.

President Donald Trump to attend March for Life on Friday 

Jan 22, 2020 - 04:53 pm .- U.S. President Donald Trump will address the national March for Life in person on Friday, making him the first president in the event’s 47-year history to do so, organizers announced.

US bishops speak up on school choice as Supreme Court hears case

Jan 22, 2020 - 04:05 pm .- States should not deny tax credit programs to families who choose religious private schools, said members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case addressing the issue of school choice.

Archbishop Chaput asks Pakistani PM to follow through on religious liberty

Jan 22, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- On behalf of Philadelphia’s Pakistani Catholic community, Archbishop Charles Chaput encouraged the Pakistani prime minister Tuesday to shape a culture of religious freedom in the country.

On 'Roe' anniversary, bishops announce parish initiative to help pregnant women  

Jan 22, 2020 - 03:06 pm .- While lamenting the anniversaries of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandate legal abortion nationwide, the U.S. bishops announced the launch of a project that aims to mobilize Catholic parishes to help pregnant women in need.

Virginia parish to hold holy hour against planned black mass

Jan 22, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A parish in Chesapeake, Virginia will host a Holy Hour of Reparation on Saturday to spiritually combat a scheduled black mass to be held at a bar in nearby Norfolk.

Revision of Criminal Code could legalize abortion throughout Mexico

Jan 22, 2020 - 01:31 pm .- Pro-life advocates in Mexico are speaking out against a leaked draft copy of Mexico’s revised National Criminal Code, which would legalize abortion throughout the country at all stages of pregnancy.

Perform euthanasia or lose government funding, Canadian hospice told

Jan 22, 2020 - 11:00 am .- A Canadian hospice is at risk of losing its government funding over its refusal to euthanize patients who request an “assisted death.” 

DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.

Supreme Court will not fast track new ACA appeal

Jan 22, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to fast-track hearing a new appeal of the Affordable Care Act. The decision comes after the act’s individual mandate was struck down by a federal circuit court.

Taiwan president appeals to Pope Francis over China’s 'abuse of power'

Jan 22, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s "abuses of power."

Pro-life group announces $52 million war chest for 2020 election

Jan 22, 2020 - 07:05 am .- A pro-life political group has announced its plans to support President Donald Trump and pro-life senatorial candidates in their 2020 election campaigns.

Pope Francis: Christians can unite in welcoming migrants, each other

Jan 22, 2020 - 03:21 am .- Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing Christ’s love, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Mexican bishop: Migrant caravan should be ‘treated like brothers’

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:40 am .- The bishop of the southern Mexican border town of Tapachula is calling for members of an incoming migrant caravan to be “treated as brothers” and welcomed by the faithful.