Archive of February 14, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 14, 2020

Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed

Feb 14, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination and needless legal action, but they said more work is necessary for an Australia-wide law.

US bishops praise pope's 'clarion call' for nuclear disarmament

Feb 14, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States released a statement on Friday, calling for the United States and other nuclear powers to dismantle their arsenals and praising Pope Francis for drawing the world’s attention to nuclear weapons.

Harare archdiocese releases pastoral plan for small Christian communities

Feb 14, 2020 - 04:26 pm .- The Archdiocese of Harare has released a pastoral plan to instigate smaller community cells aimed at fostering an intimate Christian experience.

Vatican, Chinese diplomats discuss deal on bishop appointments

Feb 14, 2020 - 04:13 pm .- Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, met Friday with Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, discussing their states' 2018 agreement on episcopal appointments.

Experts warn Canadian medical suicide law is 'most permissive in the world'

Feb 14, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A new report has warned against expanding access to euthanasia in Canada to those with mental illnesses.

Pope Francis discusses 'Querida Amazonia' with US bishops in Rome

Feb 14, 2020 - 02:17 pm .- Pope Francis this week discussed his new post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia, with United States bishops in Rome for their ad limina visits to the tombs of the apostles Peter and Paul.

Pope Francis meets again with Knights of Columbus

Feb 14, 2020 - 01:45 pm .- Pope Francis met with leadership of the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday, for the second time in a week, in the Cappella Paolina of the Apostolic Palace.

Analysis: 'Querida Amazonia' and the German synod

Feb 14, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Following the German reaction to Querida Amazonia, it is not clear what, if anything, could bring their synodal discussions to an end.

Alabama state Rep. proposes forced vasectomy law

Feb 14, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- An Alabama state representative has introduced a bill that would require men of a certain age or state to have a vasectomy.

Nigerian priest abducted in new attack

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:55 am .- Fr. Nicholas Oboh of the Diocese of Uromi has been abducted by gunmen in the state of Edo in the southwest region of the country.

Pope Francis to laity: 'It is time for you' to share the Gospel

Feb 14, 2020 - 09:47 am .- Laypeople have a mandate to spread the Gospel in their concrete circumstances through the witness of their lives, Pope Francis said in a message sent Friday to Catholics attending a congress on laity in Spain.