Archive of February 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 3, 2020

Colorado's Catholic bishops back death penalty repeal

Feb 3, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Colorado have backed a bipartisan bill to repeal the death penalty that appears set to become law, after five previous attempts failed.

US bishops oppose expansion of immigration restrictions

Feb 3, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is decrying a Trump administration order that expands, by six, a list of countries whose citizens are restricted from immigrating to the United States.

Will Catholic voters pick the winner in Iowa?

Feb 3, 2020 - 05:35 pm .- As Iowa becomes the first state to kickoff the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Catholic voters could help decide the winner.

In Colombia, lawsuits seek to ban legal abortion

Feb 3, 2020 - 05:14 pm .- Amid an ongoing court case challenging legal abortion in Colombia, the nation’s bishops have spoken up in defense of the right to life for the unborn.

Priest pulls lawsuit against Ft Worth’s Bp Olson, but allegations remain dizzying

Feb 3, 2020 - 03:48 pm .- A Fort Worth diocesan priest who resigned his post and later attempted to rescind his resignation has dropped a lawsuit against Bishop Michael Olson and the Diocese of Fort Worth— a lawsuit which alleged that the bishop had defamed him by implying he is a threat to children.

Canadian archbishop warns Trudeau over new 'assisted dying' laws

Feb 3, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decrying the effort to further expand euthanasia within the country. 

Italian police issue warrants for former religious group members accused of abuse

Feb 3, 2020 - 02:46 pm .- Civil authorities in Tuscany have issued warrants against nine people accused of sexual abuse; they are the founder and former members of a Church group suppressed by the Vatican in December.

Analysis: Will Francis send Amazon celibacy decision up the river?

Feb 3, 2020 - 12:53 pm .- A leaked draft of an anticipated apostolic exhortation on the Amazon started a flurry of speculation last week that Pope Francis plans to allow the ordination of married men to the priesthood for ministry in the region.

Ugandan archbishop forbids receiving Holy Communion in hands

Feb 3, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Kampala issued a decree Saturday on the proper celebration of the Eucharist, which forbade the reception of Holy Communion in the hand and reaffirmed that the divorced-and-remarried cannot be admitted to Holy Communion.

German lay leader condemns cardinal for opposing 'synodal way'

Feb 3, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A leading lay Catholic in the German city of Cologne has openly condemned his own archbishop for voicing concerns over the ongoing “binding synodal process” underway in the country.

KC bishop: Meds played a role in priest's suicide

Feb 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Bishop James Vann Johnston said that Fr. Evan Harkins, who committed suicide last month, did not suffer from depression, and that the side-effects of a prescribed medication may have contributed to the priest’s death.

Homeless gather in Roman basilica to pray for those who died on the streets

Feb 3, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Hundreds of homeless people and volunteers prayed together in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere Sunday to honor those who have died on Rome’s streets.