Archive of March 2, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 2, 2020

Nicaragua's Father Ernesto Cardenal dies at 95

Mar 2, 2020 - 05:06 pm .- Fr. Ernesto Cardenal, a Nicaraguan poet and Marxist liberation theology activist whose priestly faculties were long suspended for his assuming a public office, died Sunday at the age of 95.

Catholics at conservative conference say they will back Trump, with reservations

Mar 2, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Catholics attending Mass at the Conservative Political Action Conference convention told CNA their support for President Donald Trump’s bid for reelection is mostly because of his administration’s record on abortion. 

Minnesota bishops issue guidelines on transgenderism in Catholic schools 

Mar 2, 2020 - 03:52 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Minnesota have published guidelines regarding gender identity and Catholic schools, emphasizing the Catholic mission of schools and the Church’s doctrinal teaching on sexuality and identity.

Chinese Catholics pray outside closed churches in Mindong

Mar 2, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- New pictures and video appear to show Catholics praying outside of churches closed by the government in the Diocese of Mindong, China.

Detroit parish designated Michigan's third minor basilica

Mar 2, 2020 - 02:06 pm .- The Archdiocese of Detroit announced Sunday that Pope Francis has granted the title of minor basilica to Ste. Anne Church in Detroit, one of the longest continuously operating parishes in the country.

French priest hospitalized with coronavirus

Mar 2, 2020 - 01:29 pm .- A priest has been hospitalized in Paris after testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus Feb. 28.

Cardinal Zen invites Cardinal Re to show claimed China documents from Vatican archive

Mar 2, 2020 - 11:54 am .- Cardinal Zen on Sunday responded to the claim of the Dean of the College of Cardinals that Benedict XVI had approved a draft agreement with the Chinese government on bishop nominations. Zen invited the dean to produce archival evidence which he claimed to have seen.

Cardinal Collins blasts Canadian assisted dying laws

Mar 2, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Canada is embracing “death on demand” in its healthcare laws, according to Cardinal Thomas Collins. The Archbishop of Toronto issued a strong denunciation of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) laws in an op-ed published Monday, March 2.

Coronavirus postpones pope's global economic summit

Mar 2, 2020 - 10:35 am .- The three-day conference, named for St. Francis and scheduled to meet in Assisi, was planned to take place March 26-28 with 2,000 economists and entrepreneurs traveling from 115 countries.

Gregorian University clears Scottish bishop accused of plagiarism

Mar 2, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The announcement Monday concluded an investigation begun by the university in January, following accusations that Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld, Scotland, committed several acts of plagiarism in his 2003 doctoral dissertation.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Buffalo’s Bishop Edward Grosz

Mar 2, 2020 - 06:15 am .- Pope Francis Monday accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward Grosz, the auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, who has faced accusations of mishandling sex abuse allegations.