Archive of March 19, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 19, 2020

Missouri's last abortion clinic faces 'imminent' decision

Mar 19, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- Missouri authorities could soon rule on whether the state’s only remaining abortion clinic will remain open despite failures to meet basic patient care standards, and abortion advocates are already publicizing high abortion numbers at the new multi-million-dollar Planned Parenthood clinic built in secret just across the Illinois state line.

Polish priest prays against coronavirus amid quarantine

Mar 19, 2020 - 07:03 pm .- A Polish priest processed throughout the neighborhood of his parish encouraging quarantined parishioners to join him in prayer from their windows.

Quarantined Sunday: How can families keep the day holy when Masses are canceled?

Mar 19, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- How families can make Sunday a holy day, without being at Mass

Australian bishops keep schools open as churches close

Mar 19, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Catholic schools in Australia will remain open after pressure from the federal government and the intervention of the Archbishop of Sydney.

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to leave office, join the Jesuits

Mar 19, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The lieutenant governor of Washington announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election and instead will enter the Society of Jesus this autumn. 

Cardinal encourages consecrated Catholics to protect their health, and to pray

Mar 19, 2020 - 02:17 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life on Wednesday encouraged religious to intensify their prayer during the coronavirus outbreak, and to obey requests of religious and civil authorities for health's sake.

“We'll remember this Lent for many years," English bishop says

Mar 19, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The bishop of Portsmouth, England, has encouraged his flock to remain steadfast in prayer during the COVID-19 outbreak, telling Catholics they will remember how they lived this Lent “for many years ahead.”

Calls increase for UK to allow Northern Ireland Assembly to legislate on abortion

Mar 19, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- An English Member of Parliament and a US Congressman have joined calls for the British government to repeal the law dealing with abortion provision in Northern Ireland so the local government can legislate on the topic.

Pope Francis suspends trials of Vatican City's court during coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020 - 12:19 pm .- Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Pope Francis suspended Thursday non-urgent trials in the Vatican City State’s judicial system until after April 3.

'No higher calling': Lipinski says he is proud of pro-life record

Mar 19, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) conceded his primary race on Wednesday, saying that he stood by his pro-life principles even if they led to his defeat.

New Zealand legalizes abortion

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:00 am .- New Zealand’s House of Representatives passed the Abortion Legislation Bill on March 18, legalizing abortion throughout the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

At least 28 priests in northern Italy have died from COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Italian dioceses surrounding Milan have reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak.

On St. Joseph's feast, Italy to pray rosary for protection from coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020 - 04:45 am .- On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the protector of families and the Church, Catholics in Italy will pray the rosary together from their homes for protection from the coronavirus.