Archive of February 5, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 5, 2020

Bangladesh court signals support for ban on prenatal gender detection  

Feb 5, 2020 - 06:14 pm .- The High Court in Bangladesh has asked the government to justify its continued allowance of prenatal gender detection technology, which opponents are seeking to ban in the name of gender equality and the right to life.

NY doctors 'refuse to abandon patients' at rally against assisted suicide

Feb 5, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A group of doctors and advocates against suicide gathered at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide in the state.

Pope Francis to financial leaders: Ending poverty is our duty 

Feb 5, 2020 - 03:12 pm .- Pope Francis called on global financial leaders and economists to end economic inequality Wednesday, saying that modern resources make ending global poverty possible - and a responsibility.

US bishops: Israel and Palestine must 'negotiate directly' if there is to be peace

Feb 5, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- After US president Donald Trump and Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu last month proposed a two-state peace plan for Israel and Palestine, the bishops of the United States are encouraging Israel and Palestine to “negotiate directly” with each other and agree on a common resolution for peace.

Polish bishops call for John Paul II to be named co-patron of Europe

Feb 5, 2020 - 01:21 pm .- Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, is calling for St. John Paul II to be declared a Doctor of the Church and a co-patron saint of Europe.

Venezuela tops foreign policy agenda in State of the Union

Feb 5, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Juan Guaidó, leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly and recognized by the U.S. as the interim president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, watched the speech from the House Gallery on Tuesday.

At 'Night to Shine,' Tim Tebow brings the prom to Rome

Feb 5, 2020 - 11:31 am .- What most Italians know about proms, they learned from watching American sitcoms or dubbed-over versions of 90210. The "prom" is a uniquely American event. Still, Italians flocked to a prom in Rome Tuesday night - this one held for people with special needs, and organized by minor league baseball player Tim Tebow.

Young missionaries bring the Gospel to prisoners in Chile

Feb 5, 2020 - 11:18 am .- A youth ministry group in the central Chilean Diocese of Talca spent the week of Jan. 27 – Feb. 1 doing prison ministry at a local men’s prison.

Pro-life leaders rally behind State of the Union

Feb 5, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Catholic and pro-life leaders have welcomed President Donald Trump’s call for Congress to ban late-term abortion throughout the United States.

How did pro-life Democrats caucus in Iowa?

Feb 5, 2020 - 10:00 am .- With recent polling suggesting that there are as many as 21 million pro-life Democrats in the country, their support, and how they prioritize life issues, could play a key part in picking the Democratic candidate for this year’s presidential election.

Pope Francis: Poverty of spirit does not hide shortcomings from the world

Feb 5, 2020 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that a focus on achieving fame or having a perfect image in the eyes of the world denies God’s call to poverty of spirit and is a tiring and lonely endeavor.

Vatican has 'no information' on Gänswein leave of absence report

Feb 5, 2020 - 08:10 am .- After a German Catholic weekly reported that Archbishop Georg Gänswein was asked to take a leave of absence from his position as head of the papal household, the Vatican has said it cannot confirm the report, and the archbishop is still in his job.

Pope Francis met woman who grabbed him New Year's Eve

Feb 5, 2020 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis in January met and shook hands with the woman at whom he lost his patience after being grabbed in St. Peter’s Square Dec. 31.

California university reaches settlement with Students for Life in discrimination suit

Feb 5, 2020 - 12:40 am .- A California state university has this week agreed to revise its policies and pay more than $240,000 in fees after a federal court last summer found that the university had discriminated against a student pro-life group and had used mandatory student fees to fund only university-favored views.