Archive of February 13, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 13, 2020

More wives, fewer penalties? Utah debates partial decriminalization of polygamy

Feb 13, 2020 - 09:40 pm .- The Utah Senate will consider a bill that would partially decriminalize polygamy after a state senate committee passed it unanimously, drawing strong views on both sides.

Catholics leaders in US call for nationwide limit on payday loan interest

Feb 13, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Catholics in the US are pushing for a national, bipartisan bill that would limit the interest rate on payday and car title loans.

Francis 'would be disappointed' by focus on priestly ordination of married men

Feb 13, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Armagh said Thursday that the pope's apostolic exhortation on the Amazon was foremost a call to preserve the region, and that a focus on its failure to address the priestly ordination of married men is undue.

Virginia bishops join second annual state March for Life

Feb 13, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Bishop Michael Burbidge opened the rally with a prayer, and thanked the members of the state’s Senate and House of Delegates who were present at the event. 

International pro-life group says pro-choice bias fueled investigative report

Feb 13, 2020 - 05:50 pm .- Heartbeat International, a pro-life group that operates or supports crisis pregnancy centers throughout the world, said a recent investigative report into their centers was fueled by pro-choice bias.

On transgenderism: Common ground, and real differences, between Catholics and radical feminists

Feb 13, 2020 - 05:10 pm .- In their efforts to teach the truth in the face of the transgender ideology, Catholics are finding an unlikely ally: trans-exclusionary, or “gender critical,” feminists, who say the transgender movement hurts women.

Lay seminary prof in Buffalo charged with cyberstalking investigative reporter

Feb 13, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The FBI in Buffalo has arrested a lay, adjunct seminary professor who is accused of making a death threat against a local investigative reporter.

After priest says pedophilia 'doesn't kill anyone,' Bishop Tobin responds

Feb 13, 2020 - 03:47 pm .- Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to controversy over a series of remarks from a priest in his diocese, which began with the Eucharist and pro-choice politicians, and seemed eventually to diminish the gravity of child sexual abuse.

Senate to vote on 2 pro-life laws

Feb 13, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Senate will soon vote on two key pieces of pro-life legislation to protect infants surviving abortions and unborn children after they can feel pain.

Connecticut students sue over trans-athlete school policy

Feb 13, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Three female high school athletes have sued over a Connecticut policy allowing males identifying as females to compete in girls’ sports.

Gregory orders McCarrick's coat of arms removed from Washington cathedral

Feb 13, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A display in the cathedral has now been altered so that there is no gap between the arms of current Archbishop Wilton Gregory and the previous archbishops Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Cardinal James Hickey.

Catholic lawyer grilled on contraception during House hearing

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:20 pm .- A Democratic congressman grilled a Catholic female law professor on her beliefs about contraception during a congressional hearing for a pro-abortion bill on Wednesday.

Pope Francis on St John Paul II: 'I learned from him'

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:33 am .- In a newly published book, Pope Francis answers questions about himself and St. John Paul II, saying he learned the importance of joy and mercy from his predecessor, and they are in “total harmony” on the subject of priestly ministry.