Archive of February 21, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 21, 2020

After LGBT teachers resign, Seattle archbishop says teachers must be Gospel witnesses

Feb 21, 2020 - 06:04 pm .- After students at a Catholic high school in Washington state staged protests in support of two teachers who resigned their posts in order to civilly marry their same-sex partners, the Archbishop of Seattle said that teachers in Catholic schools must live Catholic doctrine.

Santa Fe archbishop weighs in on papal discussion of Fr. James Martin

Feb 21, 2020 - 04:06 pm .- Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe has offered his recollections of a meeting between Pope Francis and the American Southwest, especially as regards a discussion during the meeting of Fr. James Martin, SJ.

Parts of Notre-Dame plaza, crypt expected to reopen this spring

Feb 21, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- French officials are hopeful that parts of the plaza of Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the church’s crypt, will be re-opened roughly a year after a fire ravaged the roof and much of the interior of the cathedral.

Fla. bishops laud parental consent for abortion bill as it goes to governor

Feb 21, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- The Florida bishops applauded Thursday the passage through both houses of the state legislature of a bill requiring parental consent for minors seeking to procure abortion. The governor has said he intends to sign the bill.

Sri Lankan cardinal calls for full investigation into Easter bombings

Feb 21, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has called for a full investigation into the bombing attacks on Easter Sunday 2019, and introduced a program to pray for the victims of the attacks. 

Argentine clergy abuse victims in Rome, one year after Vatican summit

Feb 21, 2020 - 12:49 pm .- One year after the Vatican hosted a summit on the abuse crisis, three former students of an Argentine institute which cared for deaf children, and from which two priests were convicted last year of sexual abuse, have traveled to Rome to ask the Vatican for files on accused priests.

Pope Francis: Canon law revision project is concluding

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis said on Friday that canon law can be like medicine, because justice is healing for the entire Church. The pope also said that a long-running process of revising canon law’s penal norms has come to an end, suggesting that major revisions to the Code of Canon Law could soon be issued.

More than 207,000 sign petition to shutter porn website after trafficking violations

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:26 am .- Underage pornography and trafficking videos have been found on the online pornography platform PornHub.

Syria’s Hidden Victims - Samer Hanna

Feb 21, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Marginalized for centuries, persecuted by ISIS, afraid to attract any attention from the West, Syrian Christians remain, by most accounts, the war’s most invisible victims.

Pope Francis prays for victims of German shooting

Feb 21, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars.