Archive of February 12, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 12, 2020

Spain moves forward on euthanasia bill

Feb 12, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- After Spain’s socialist party tried and failed twice last year to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, the lower house of the country’s parliament has now voted to consider a bill that would legalize the practices in certain circumstances.

Sedition charges dropped against 4 bishops in Philippines

Feb 12, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Philipine government has dropped charges against four bishops and two priests who were accused of attempting to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte.

5 things to know about 'Querida Amazonia'

Feb 12, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Here are five things to know about Querida Amazonia.

Pope Francis: The gift of tears is precious

Feb 12, 2020 - 12:49 pm .- During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis discussed the second beatitude, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted, emphasizing the value of compunction.

Why Abraham Lincoln held a White House fundraiser for this black Catholic parish

Feb 12, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- When black Catholics in DC wanted a church, Abraham Lincoln helped raise the money

‘A lack of courage’: Germans divided over Pope Francis’ Amazonian exhortation

Feb 12, 2020 - 11:30 am .- German Church leaders have offered markedly distinct responses to Querida Amazonia, the apostolic exhortation on the Amazon region released by Pope Francis Feb. 12.

How church-goers voted in the New Hampshire primary

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:33 am .- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) narrowly won Tuesday night’s New Hampshire primary, with third-place Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) getting the support of frequent church-goers.

Archbishop Gomez welcomes 'Querida Amazonia'

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:15 am .- Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles commented Wednesday on Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation following the Amazon synod, emphasizing its reminder that that Church proclaims Christ.

Vatican officials: 'Querida Amazonia' is magisterium, Amazon synod's final doc is not

Feb 12, 2020 - 07:56 am .- Pope Francis' post-synodal exhortation on the Amazon is part of ordinary magisterium -- that is official Church teaching -- while the final document of the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod is not, Cardinal Michael Czerny, special secretary of the Amazon synod, said Feb. 12.

Inculturation is a 'necessary process' in the Amazon, Pope Francis says

Feb 12, 2020 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis has highlighted the need for spiritual inculturation in the Amazon region, and praised indigenous expressions of religiosity, while pointing to the Eucharist as the central component of Christian spirituality.

In Querida Amazonia, pope calls for women in Church leadership, but not diaconate

Feb 12, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the Amazon calls for women in the South American region to be included in new forms of service in the Church, but not within the ordained ministries of the permanent diaconate or priesthood.

Querida Amazonia: What Pope Francis said, and didn't, on priesthood and marriage

Feb 12, 2020 - 04:15 am .- While Pope Francis was expected to focus in the apostolic exhortation published today on a proposal to ordain married priests in the Amazon region, the pope instead emphasized the importance of collaboration in apostolic ministry by Catholics in various states of life.

Pope Francis' Amazon exhortation calls for holiness, not married priests

Feb 12, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite widespread speculation following the synod, the pope does not call for married priests, but seeks to expand “horizons beyond conflicts.”