Archive of March 9, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 9, 2020

Argentine bishops hold pro-life Mass as president plans to legalize abortion

Mar 9, 2020 - 06:18 pm .- As the Argentine president prepares to send a bill to the legislature legalizing abortion, thousands attended a pro-life Mass March 8 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Lujan.

Peruvian cardinal calls for suppression of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae

Mar 9, 2020 - 06:10 pm .- A Peruvian cardinal has said that the Vatican has been asked to dissolve the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Peruvian religious community whose founder sexually and psychologically abused members, and committed other abuses of power.

Justice Department highlights state-level religious freedom violations

Mar 9, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Department of Justice is targeting state and local government violations of religious freedom, a senior DOJ official told reporters on Monday.

Sanders announces plans to expand abortion access and funding

Mar 9, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- If elected president, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would use his Medicare for all policy to increase access to abortion nationwide, and roll back limits on state funding for the procedure, his campaign announced on Saturday.

Filipino bishops say abuse of women is an 'affront to God'

Mar 9, 2020 - 03:36 pm .- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has highlighted the value of women, noting that abuse of women is “an affront to God.”

Hearing delayed in lawsuit over teacher's firing for same-sex marriage

Mar 9, 2020 - 02:24 pm .- Indiana's Marion Superior Court has postponed a hearing scheduled for Tuesday in a religious liberty case over whether a Catholic school may dismiss a teacher for publicly violating Church teaching.

Mexico City women's march erupts into violence outside cathedral

Mar 9, 2020 - 11:53 am .- A Mexico City march organized for International Women’s Day turned violent Sunday, when some demonstrators vandalized public structures and monuments, Church buildings, and businesses amid the march.

Fordham University suspends campus classes over coronavirus

Mar 9, 2020 - 11:36 am .- The Jesuit university in The Bronx announced that the suspension will continue through Tuesday, March 10, after which all classes will move to on-line instruction.

Pope Francis' morning Mass livestreamed this week

Mar 9, 2020 - 05:18 am .- Pope Francis’ daily morning Mass, offered in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives, is being livestreamed this week so people from around the world may join in prayer for those sick with coronavirus.