Archive of February 27, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 27, 2020

Retired archbishop disciplined after calling Pope Francis a ‘heretic’

Feb 27, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- A retired archbishop who accused Pope Francis of heresy has been ordered to cease celebrating Mass in public.

Archbishop Hebda warns priests against voting in Super Tuesday primary

Feb 27, 2020 - 05:20 pm .- Catholic priests in Minnesota have been advised not to vote in the state’s March 3 Super Tuesday presidential primary, because there is no guarantee their partisan ballot choice will be kept private, and because primary voting in the state requires voters to express support for a party’s principles.

Catholic parish hosts ecumenical Ash Wednesday service in N Ireland

Feb 27, 2020 - 04:59 pm .- While Northern Ireland has long faced religious disputes, an ecumenical celebration of Ash Wednesday was held at a Catholic church in Belfast this year, in which Presbyterian, Anglican, and Methodist ministers participated.

Friend of Jean Vanier ‘heartbroken’ for abuse victims, but hopeful for the future of L’Arche

Feb 27, 2020 - 04:35 pm .- On the news that Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L’Arche International, has been credibly accused of serially sexually abusing women, Professor Stanley Hauerwas said he is “devastated.”

Vatican City implements health measures over coronavirus

Feb 27, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Vatican has implemented special health measures and canceled some events as more than 500 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Italy.

US Religious Freedom Commission calls India riots 'brutal and unchecked violence'

Feb 27, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has called on the Indian government to halt ongoing anti-Muslim violence in Delhi, the capital of India. 

‘Worship of initiatives’ is replacing faith, Pope Francis warns priests

Feb 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Priests risk losing their ministry as pastors and teachers of the faith when they become “suffocated” by management problems, Pope Francis said Thursday.

Religious sisters back pro-abortion primary challenger to Lipinski

Feb 27, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- Two Catholic religious sisters on Wednesday expressed their support for a pro-abortion primary challenger to one of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress. 

Head of Ethiopian Catholic Church barred from entering Eritrea

Feb 27, 2020 - 11:14 am .- Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, the head of the Ethiopian Catholic Church, was prohibited from leaving the Asmara airport Saturday. The move comes after tensions between the Church and government in Eritrea.

Canadian bishops condemn new medical suicide measures

Feb 27, 2020 - 09:35 am .- The Catholic bishops of Canada issued a statement on Wednesday, condemning parliament’s efforts to further expand medically assisted suicide to those who do not have terminal illnesses. 

Pope Francis names 4 new bishops for US dioceses

Feb 27, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The appointments, announced Thursday, include three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, and one new auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of San Diego, California.

'Slight' sickness keeps Pope Francis close to home, Vatican says

Feb 27, 2020 - 07:36 am .- Pope Francis did not attend a scheduled meeting with Rome priests Thursday morning due to a “slight indisposition,” a Vatican spokesman said.

Relics of Ss. Louis, Zelie Martin find home in parish named for daughter Therese

Feb 27, 2020 - 03:01 am .- Fr. John Fain is getting the 19th-century family of St. Therese back together.