Archive of February 28, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 28, 2020

Congressman tries to add 'Born Alive' protections to vaping bill

Feb 28, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The House of Representatives on Friday blocked an attempt to add legislation to protect infants who survive botched abortion attempts into a bill on e-cigarettes.

Canadian hospice forced to close after refusing to offer assisted dying

Feb 28, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A hospice in Canada has lost its funding and is being forced to close after refusing to offer medically assisted suicide.

Justice Department weighs in on Kentucky religious freedom case

Feb 28, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Chelsey Nelson, a photographer with her own business, sued the city of Louisville over an ordinance she says would compel her to violate her religious beliefs and serve same-sex weddings.

Some Kansas nuns urge Medicaid expansion despite risk of taxpayer-funded abortions

Feb 28, 2020 - 02:41 pm .- Despite cautioning from the Kansas Catholic Conference that Medicaid expansion in the state could lead to more state-funded abortions, a group of 76 nuns in the state have signed a petition urging lawmakers to go ahead with the expansion as soon as possible.

South Sudan security concerns remain high as peace process takes a step forward

Feb 28, 2020 - 02:17 pm .- After a newly formed unity government for South Sudan was sworn in last week, security concerns in the world’s newest country remain high, posing challenges for Pope Francis’ desired papal trip.

Klobuchar open to pro-life votes, not pro-life laws

Feb 28, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar repeated her openness to pro-life voters but said that she is against proposed restrictions on abortion.

Pontifical Academy for Life, tech companies, call for ethical use of AI technology

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:19 pm .- The Pontifical Academy for Life signed Friday, alongside presidents of IBM and Microsoft, a call for ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence technologies.

Brownback points to Nigeria, China and global spread of religious persecution

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:00 am .- U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback has warned that religious persecution is spreading worldwide, and highlighted the examples of anti-Christian violence in Nigeria and a growing religious surveillance state in China.

Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy

Feb 28, 2020 - 10:10 am .- The Diocese of Buffalo announced on Friday that it is declaring bankruptcy; hundreds of abuse lawsuits have been filed against it in the last seven months.

Pope Francis works from home for second day

Feb 28, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis postponed his official audiences for Friday, but maintained his private meeting schedule at his residence in Vatican City. The decision comes after the pope was reported to have a “slight” illness by Vatican a spokesman.

Vatican launches task force to implement 'Vos estis' and 2011 abuse guidelines

Feb 28, 2020 - 06:36 am .- The Vatican has created a task force to help under-resourced bishops’ conferences enact guidelines on the protection of minors and the pope’s 2019 norms on abuse allegations against bishops.

Bishops propose Arab World Youth Day for Middle East Catholics

Feb 28, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Bishops from the Middle East have proposed a regional youth gathering similar to World Youth Day for young Catholics from Syria to Somalia.