Archive of March 16, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 16, 2020

Chilean bishops concerned by political inaction amid anti-government protests

Mar 16, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The Standing Committee of the Chilean bishops’ conference has expressed its concern over the time that has gone by since the outbreak of protests in the country without lawmakers making decisions to address the demands made by the public.

In Italy, at least 10 priests are dead of coronavirus, and 1 bishop is recovering

Mar 16, 2020 - 03:20 pm .- At least ten priests have died in Italy after contracting COVID-19. More than half of them were from the Diocese of Bergamo, a town outside of Milan in Lombardy.

How, and why, to watch Mass online during coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- With public Masses suspended in many U.S. dioceses due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many bishops have suggested that Catholics watch a live broadcast of Mass while making a spiritual communion from home. 

How coronavirus is affecting pro-life Democrat's primary campaign

Mar 16, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- On Tuesday,  Illinois Democrats will choose their presidential candidate. Residents of Chicago’s south side will also choose between eight-term Catholic Congressman Dan Lipinski and his pro-abortion opponent.

Do coronavirus closings violate religious liberty? A religious freedom expert weighs in

Mar 16, 2020 - 01:06 pm .- As more government leaders will soon face tough decisions in the face of a spreading pandemic, the president of the Religious Freedom Institute told CNA about important criteria to ensure the protection of a foundational freedom.

How should healthcare be distributed when hospitals are overwhelmed?

Mar 16, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- As there are concerns over the ability of the healthcare system to manage the coronavirus pandemic, discussions are being had over what criteria should be used if healthcare must be rationed.

Pope Francis reforms Vatican City courts with new law

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The new law provides enhanced safeguards for the independence of judges and prosecutors in Vatican City.

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases launched

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:33 am .- A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops in the US has launched.

Biden pledges support for abortion legislation and funding

Mar 16, 2020 - 09:35 am .- Former vice president Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for taxpayer funded abortion during Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

French bishop tests positive for coronavirus after Vatican visit

Mar 16, 2020 - 08:05 am .- A French bishop who visited the Vatican last week has tested positive for coronavirus, his diocese announced Monday.