Archive of February 4, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 4, 2020

Removing informed consent for abortion a step backward, critic of Ga. bill says

Feb 4, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Georgia's heartbeat-based abortion ban is tied up in court, but six pro-abortion rights legislators in the state have reacted by proposing a bill to remove ultrasound and other informed consent requirements for women seeking abortions.

Pope dismisses founder of Miles Christi Institute from clerical state

Feb 4, 2020 - 05:22 pm .- Pope Francis has dismissed from the clerical state Argentine priest Roberto Juan Yannuzzi, founder and superior of the Miles Christi (Soldier of Christ) Institute, who has been found guilty of abuse.

At State of the Union, what pro-life leaders hope to hear

Feb 4, 2020 - 04:06 pm .- Ahead of President Donald Trump’s annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4, pro-life activists and Christian leaders say they hope the president will use his address to advocate for the right to life and to protect religious minorities.

Scharfenberger to close Buffalo's Christ the King Seminary

Feb 4, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- The interim leader in the Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday that the diocesan seminary will suspend its operations at the end of the current semester.

Nigerian archbishop: Seminarian's killing shows government's security failure

Feb 4, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Following the death of an 18-year-old seminarian in Nigeria at the hands of his kidnappers, the Archbishop of Lagos urged government officials to make changes to security measures.

Opposition mounts to Florida’s Vulnerable Child Protection bill

Feb 4, 2020 - 01:19 pm .- Several states this legislative session have introduced bills aimed at curtailing access to transgender surgery and puberty-blocking drugs for minors, as well as restricting biological males from competing in girls’ high school sports.

Vatican orders further investigation into Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner

Feb 4, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- The Diocese of Crookston announced Tuesday that the Vatican has ordered additional investigation into the conduct of Bishop Michael Hoeppner, the first U.S. bishop to be investigated through a process developed by Pope Francis last year.

German court reverses school's niqab ban

Feb 4, 2020 - 11:01 am .- A court in Germany overturned Monday a school’s ban on niqabs, ruling that Hamburg law does not allow educational authorities to impose such a ban.

One year after declaration on fraternity, pope calls for end to terrorism

Feb 4, 2020 - 10:03 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the joint signing of the Abu Dhabi document on human fraternity with a video message urging an end to extremism and terrorism.

Vatican donates face masks to China amid coronavirus outbreak

Feb 4, 2020 - 09:44 am .- The Vatican has donated hundreds of thousands of face masks to China to help limit the spread of coronavirus, which has killed 361 people since the start of the new year.

For South Carolina inmates, Catholic prison ministry changes lives

Feb 4, 2020 - 03:14 am .- A prison ministry in South Carolina brought five inmates into the Catholic Church this winter, with the help of a dedicated team of ministers offering catechetical formation and sacrament preparation.