Archive of February 25, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 25, 2020

Catholics must reject social media anti-Semitism, Indiana bishop says

Feb 25, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The Catholic Church has “firmly condemned” anti-Semitism, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana said Feb. 19, warning against theological errors and “false and hateful” rhetoric against Jews on social media.

US Supreme Court rules in favor of border patrol agent in cross-border shooting

Feb 25, 2020 - 07:19 pm .- The US Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the case of a border patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican boy across the border a decade ago. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of the agent, finding that court precedent allowing lawsuits against federal officers do not apply to cross-border shootings.

S. Dakota dioceses focus on healing, after statute of limitations bill fails

Feb 25, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The South Dakota legislature has killed a bill that would have opened a two-year window for childhood victims of sexual abuse of all ages to sue the organizations in which their abuse took place.

Detroit Catholics say archdiocese fabricated rape charge against pastor

Feb 25, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- A group of Detroit Catholics has filed a lawsuit claiming that the Archdiocese of Detroit fabricated an allegation of rape against their pastor in order to avoid media criticism about its handling of abuse allegations, and has mishandled the canonical case against him. 

Canadian bishops lament Vanier's misconduct, while affirming value of L'Arche

Feb 25, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Canadian bishops' conference decried Monday the sexual misconduct of Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche International.

Senate fails to pass two pro-life bills on same day

Feb 25, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Senate on Tuesday failed to pass two pro-life bills to protect unborn babies who can feel pain, and babies who survive abortion attempts.

Canadian bill to allow medical suicide even if death not 'reasonably foreseeable'

Feb 25, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bill will introduce “new and modified safeguards” for people eligible for euthanasia but who are not predicted to die in the immediate future.

Woman with Down syndrome aims to change UK abortion laws

Feb 25, 2020 - 02:20 pm .- A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome has launched a lawsuit against the UK government, seeking to change British laws that allow for babies with Down syndrome to be aborted up until birth.

What do Catholics believe about the Church, the devil, and faith? A new poll sheds light

Feb 25, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A poll released Monday provides new insight into the religious practices, beliefs, and other demographic trends of U.S. Catholics.

Supreme Court sends back case against Puerto Rican archdiocese

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- The Supreme Court has sent a case concerning the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, back to Puerto Rican courts. The case involves a lawsuit against the archdiocese over pensions for Catholic school teachers.

Indian bishop charged with rape faces allegation from second nun

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:48 am .- It has emerged that a second nun of the Missionaries of Jesus has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur of sexual harassment. The bishop has been charged with raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years, allegations he denies.

Lesotho PM murder case could have canon law consequences

Feb 25, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been charged with the murder of his estranged former wife. The trial could also have an canonical consequence for Thabane and his second wife.