Archive of March 10, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 10, 2020

Pell’s lawyers make final case in High Court appeal

Mar 10, 2020 - 11:30 pm .- The legal team for Cardinal George Pell laid out their case for appeal before Australia’s High Court Wednesday.

Washington DC homeless shelter serves the poor despite coronavirus fears

Mar 10, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the U.S., one Catholic organization is trying to protect a population that is particularly vulnerable to the spread of contagious illnesses—the city’s homeless.

Hebda 'confounded' by 'Abortion Providers Appreciation Day' celebrations

Mar 10, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul both celebrated March 10 as “Abortion Providers Appreciation Day.” Minnesota’s archbishop said he is “profoundly saddened” by those celebrations.

Chinese campaigns to control Christianity worsened in 2019, watchdog says

Mar 10, 2020 - 04:11 pm .- The Chinese government’s campaign to develop “religion with Chinese characteristics” has increased persecution of the country’s Christians, the human rights watchdog ChinaAid has said.

Pell hearing to begin in Australia’s high court

Mar 10, 2020 - 04:05 pm .- Australia’s High Court will hear this week arguments in the final appeal of Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in 2018 on five charges of child sexual abuse.

Pontifical Academy of Life assembly attendee tested positive for coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020 - 03:19 pm .- The Pontifical Academy of Life said Tuesday that only one attendee of a Vatican conference held in Rome ten days ago has tested positive for COVID-19.

OAS Secretary General backs 'essential' right to life

Mar 10, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States has drawn praise from pro-life leaders after saying it is “essential” that Article 4 of the American Convention on Human Rights be fully applied.

Sen. Sasse calls for Justice Department to investigate PornHub

Mar 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Senator Ben Sasse called on the Attorney General to investigate the website Pornhub on Monday. The senator said the site had promoted videos showing the sexual assault and rape of a victim of human trafficking.

'We will take to the streets': Cardinal demands answers over 2019 Easter bombings

Mar 10, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Cardinal Malcom Ranjith of Colombo has said he will lead public protests if the Sri Lankan government fails to produce a credible report on the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings.

Polish archbishop: Not praying in churches during coronavirus outbreak 'unthinkable'

Mar 10, 2020 - 10:50 am .- The president of the Polish bishops' conference has asked for an increase in the number of Sunday Masses said in the country so that more people can attend safely amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Women deacons possible after 'Synodal Way,' says German bishops' chairman

Mar 10, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The new chairman of the German bishops’ conference has said that calling for the ordination of women could be a conclusion of the two-year “synodal way” being undertaken by the Church in Germany.

Italian police close St. Peter's Square to public

Mar 10, 2020 - 06:29 am .- The Italian police closed St. Peter’s Square Tuesday following the Italian government decree extending quarantine measures to all of Italy to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Pope urges priests to bring Eucharist to sick during Italy coronavirus quarantine

Mar 10, 2020 - 03:31 am .- At his morning Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis urged priests to bring the Eucharist to the sick and to accompany medical workers, as Italy begins its first day of a nationwide quarantine.