Archive of January 30, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 30, 2020

Democracy activists in Cuba report ongoing repression

Jan 30, 2020 - 04:50 pm .- A pro-democracy group in Cuba says its members are continuing to experience repression and harassment from police and government officials under the presidency of Miguel Díaz-Canel.

Federal court: labor board can't judge Catholic schools' religious mission

Jan 30, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Longstanding court precedent has recognized religious schools’ right to pursue their mission in faculty employment decisions, and so the National Labor Relations Board wrongly claimed jurisdiction over Duquesne University, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has said in a decision vacating the board's recognition of a labor union for adjunct faculty.

South Dakota House passes ban on transgender surgery for minors

Jan 30, 2020 - 03:32 pm .- A bill aiming to ban sex-reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking medication for minors passed the South Dakota House of Representatives by a vote of 46-23 on Wednesday.

Priest apologizes after 'hurtful' homily on Muslims, immigration

Jan 30, 2020 - 02:22 pm .- A priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has apologized for a homily that described Islam as the biggest threat in the world to the United States and to Christianity.

Virginia Lt. Governor breaks senate tie to liberalize abortion access

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Catholic, cast the tie-breaking vote on Wednesday to pass a bill to liberalize abortion access in the commonwealth. 

Cistercian nuns seek help to build new monastery in Wisconsin

Jan 30, 2020 - 11:49 am .- Valley of Our Lady Monastery, a community of Cistercian nuns in Wisconsin, is raising funds for a new monastery complex following a vocations boom.

Amid protests, Iraqi archbishop calls for 'equal rights and dignity' for Christians

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:17 am .- Iraqi Christians must take an active role in the country’s future if they want a unified, multi-religious Iraq, the Archbishop of Erbil said during a discussion of the country’s future with a U.S. congressman.

French cardinal acquitted by appeal court of failing to report abuse

Jan 30, 2020 - 07:45 am .- Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has been acquitted by a French appeals court of failing to report sexual abuse by a diocesan priest.

Pope Francis: Civilized society recognizes the value of human life

Jan 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Warning of the modern tendency to judge human life on the basis of utility rather than dignity, Pope Francis Thursday urged the need to protect the lives of the smallest and most vulnerable.

This unique Catholic school has served Native American students since 1927

Jan 30, 2020 - 03:31 am .- In central South Dakota, along the northern jog of the Missouri River in what one might call “the middle of nowhere,” sits St. Joseph’s Indian School, a modern school with a long history.

Effort to legalize assisted suicide resurfaces in Maryland

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:07 am .- Lawmakers in Maryland are again seeking to introduce a bill to legalize assisted suicide, after similar efforts have failed four years in a row. The legislation has drawn strong opposition from critics who argue it fails to uphold human dignity and will put the lives of the vulnerable at risk.