Archive of February 19, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 19, 2020

How California's abortion mandate trampled on Catholic nuns

Feb 19, 2020 - 05:35 pm .- California could lose federal funds for requiring employer health plans to cover elective abortion, federal officials have said.

Diocese of Harrisburg files for bankruptcy amid new sex abuse lawsuits 

Feb 19, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- The Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that it is filing for bankruptcy.

LGBTQ+ law clinic at Gonzaga Law raises 'serious concerns' for Spokane bishop

Feb 19, 2020 - 05:08 pm .- Gonzaga University’s plan to become the first Jesuit university to open a law clinic focused primarily on LGBT advocacy has raised “serious concerns” for Spokane's Bishop Thomas Daly.

Australia's disability inquiry told of mistreatment of people with Down syndrome

Feb 19, 2020 - 04:58 pm .- Parents of persons with Down syndrome are pressed to procure abortion, and their healthcare is negatively affected throughout their life, Australia's disability royal commission has heard.

Biden touts Catholic faith as campaign falters

Feb 19, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Presidential candidate Joe Biden highlighted his Catholic faith in a new campaign ad, released on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The former frontrunner for the Democratic nomination has seen a sharp drop in his poll numbers following loses in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

London to Malta via Rome: Following the money in Vatican financial scandals

Feb 19, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The Vatican raid conducted on the chief prosecutor of the Church’s Apostolic Signatura sheds light on a network of companies and businessmen at the center of interrelated Vatican financial scandals. 

UK health service clarifies policy to deny care to 'homophobic' patients

Feb 19, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Britain’s National Health Service has clarified a new policy that will allow patients found to be homophoic, racist, and sexist to be denied non-emergency treatment. 

Eastern Catholic bishops in US have particular pastoral concern for immigrants

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- In the United States, Eastern Catholics face many of the same challenges as Latin rite Catholics, but the Eastern Catholic Churches are particularly concerned about growing anti-immigrant rhetoric and the plight of Christians overseas, a Ukrainian Catholic archbishop said Wednesday.

Yemen war: A look at a 'serious humanitarian crisis'

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:19 am .- Nearly 24 million people in Yemen are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, according to a Center of Strategic and International Studies report.

Chinese media: Recent meeting of Sino-Vatican diplomats was pope's idea

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Vatican secretary for relations with states, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, met with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference last week.

Indian bishops' conference reelects Cardinal Gracias

Feb 19, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has reelected Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay, as president of the conference for a second term. The election was held on February 17. 

Pope Francis: The meek are not pushovers

Feb 19, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that a meek Christian is not weak, but defends his faith and controls his temper.

Picture this: Knights of Columbus publish new illustrated history

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:00 am .- A multitude of photos and copies of historic records enliven a new history of the largest Catholic men’s organization in the world, “The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History,” to be released in March.