Archive of January 29, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 29, 2020

US censures 13 former Salvadoran soldiers for 1989 killing of Jesuits

Jan 29, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The US Department of State announced Wednesday the designation of 13 former Salvadoran military officials for their involvement in the November 1989 extrajudicial killing of six Jesuit priests and two others.

Bishops oppose 'public charge' rule change as Supreme Court lifts injunction

Jan 29, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- In August 2019, the Trump administration announced changes to how a person is determined to be a “public charge,” someone primarily dependent on government assistance. An immigrant who is found to be a public charge can be denied permanent residency.

Bishop Barron floats 'online mandatum' for Catholic teachers

Jan 29, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop Robert Barron has said that bishops should consider an official designation for Catholic teachers on social media. Bishop Barron is himself well known for his work promoting Catholic teaching online.

Virginia lawmakers repeal abortion restrictions

Jan 29, 2020 - 03:43 pm .- Virginia’s legislature has voted to repeal restrictions on abortions in the state. The state’s governor is expected to sign the repeal into law soon. 

How Thomas Aquinas understood the Passion and the Trinity

Jan 29, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Countering a common charge of contemporary theologians, Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., said Tuesday that St. Thomas Aquinas' account of the Passion is profoundly Trinitarian.

U.S. Middle East plan could lead to 'more bloodshed', bishops warn

Jan 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan announced this week is “no solution,” Catholic bishops of the Holy Land said on Wednesday.

Can a dorm for single moms and retired nuns bring new life to this Catholic college?

Jan 29, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Wisconsin Catholic women’s college has just announced plans to build housing welcoming both single mothers and retired nuns living in a residential community.

While #GirlDad trends, US sex-selective abortion is on the rise

Jan 29, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- In the wake of basketball star and father-of-four-daughters Kobe Bryant’s death, #GirlDad has gone viral on social media, as fathers share the unique joy of raising daughters. However, in many parts of the world, fewer girls are born than boys today because of sex-selective abortion.

Colo. suit: Law still threatens wedding professionals who oppose gay marriage 

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:57 am .- A Colorado web designer is challenging a state law she says could be enforced against her if she doesn’t create material that promotes same-sex weddings.

Four aid workers missing in Iraq

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:11 am .- Four men working in Iraq for the French humanitarian organization SOS Chrétiens d'Orient went missing last week in Baghdad.

Pope Francis: 'The beatitudes always bring joy'

Jan 29, 2020 - 04:45 am .- The beatitudes should be a defining feature of a Christian’s identity because they reveal the way that Jesus lived his life, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Bill to ban transgender surgery for minors advances in South Dakota

Jan 29, 2020 - 12:26 am .- A bill aiming to ban sex-reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking medication for minors in South Dakota cleared a House committee Jan. 22, and is set to be debated in the House of Representatives.

50,000 young pilgrims climb to 'Cristo Rey' shrine

Jan 29, 2020 - 12:00 am .- More than 50,000 Mexican young people made a pilgrimage Saturday to the iconic monument and shrine to Christ the King, situated atop Cubilete Mountain, over 8,000 feet above sea level in the Guanajuato state of Mexico.