Archive of February 7, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 7, 2020

Bishop McElroy: Abortion and climate change both crucial, voters must be prudent

Feb 7, 2020 - 05:15 pm .- Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego made a speech Thursday that attempted to explain his criticism of the elevation of abortion over other political issues.

New Legionaries of Christ superior accused of mishandling priest allegations

Feb 7, 2020 - 04:57 pm .- Women who made allegations against a priest in the Legionaries of Christ say the religious order’s newly elected superior general mishandled the situation, allowing the priest opportunities to cross boundaries with women even after complaints against him had been made.

Kansas pro-life amendment fails to gain support for ballot placement

Feb 7, 2020 - 04:33 pm .- An effort to place a referendum on the Kansas ballot clarifying that abortion is not a constitutional right fell four votes short of the support needed in the House of Representatives on Friday.

How a new presidential religious freedom adviser could shape US foreign policy

Feb 7, 2020 - 03:57 pm .- Reports of a new special adviser to the President on international religious freedom could be a game-changer for U.S. foreign policy, one expert said Friday.

Prominent pro-life Democrat quits party

Feb 7, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Catholic theologian Charles Camosy has resigned from the board of Democrats for Life of America (DFLA), writing in an op-ed on Thursday that the Democratic Party’s extreme support of abortion left him “no choice” but to leave his party.

Buttigieg doubles down on support for late-term abortion

Feb 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg emphasized this week his position that abortion should be legally permitted at any point in a pregnancy.

Texas appeals court hears arguments on treatment for gravely ill child

Feb 7, 2020 - 11:16 am .- An appeals court heard arguments Tuesday regarding the medical treatment of a terminally ill child in Fort Worth, and whether a law regarding the dispute resolution process is constitutional.

Middle East patriarchs discuss plight of Christian minorities with Pope Francis

Feb 7, 2020 - 10:51 am .- Six Catholic patriarchs from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Friday to discuss the difficulties faced by Christians in the region and their mass emigration.

Pope's exhortation on Amazon synod to come out next week

Feb 7, 2020 - 05:46 am .- Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the Amazon region will be published Feb. 12, the Vatican announced Friday.