Archive of December 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 15, 2020

Hungary defines family as having a mother and a father

Dec 15, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Hungary’s Parliament passed a law Tuesday defining the family as having a woman as the mother and a man as the father, effectively banning adoptions by same-sex couples and complicating adoptions by single people.

India's Supreme Court to hear complaint over mandatory confession in Oriental Orthodoxy

Dec 15, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The Supreme Court of India agreed Monday to consider a petition that the requirement of annual confession in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church violates its members' privacy rights.

International court declines to investigate China for Uyghur persecution

Dec 15, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The International Criminal Court has declined to investigate the Chinese government for their detention of ethnic and religious minorities, but left the complaint open for the possibility of future action.

Austrian court strikes down ban on Muslim headscarves in schools

Dec 15, 2020 - 04:21 pm .- A ban on headscarves for elementary school students was discriminatory and unconstitutional because it singled out Muslim girls' headscarves, the Austrian Constitutional Court has ruled.

Federal judge again rules against allowing Tennessee abortion waiting period

Dec 15, 2020 - 03:25 pm .- A federal judge on Monday ruled against Tennessee for a second time this year, refusing to reinstate a 48-hour waiting period for abortions while the state appeals to a higher court.

‘It doesn’t embarrass us’: Art teacher defends Vatican’s much-maligned nativity scene

Dec 15, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A teacher at the art institute where the Vatican’s much-maligned nativity scene was made has responded to its critics.

Supreme Court vacates ruling on Colorado church restrictions

Dec 15, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Supreme Court accepted a church’s appeal against coronavirus restrictions in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, even after the governor reclassified churches to stop the rules applying.

Britain’s first Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop: We are committed to the new evangelization

Dec 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Four years after it was established, the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain is expanding rapidly. Its bishop explains why.

Religious schools must accept 'gender identity', LGBT activists tell Biden

Dec 15, 2020 - 10:30 am .- A leading LGBT activist group is calling for the Biden administration to tighten accreditation regulations of religious schools and enforce acceptance of so-called transgender rights.

Pope Francis to agricultural sector: Seek solidarity, not just profit

Dec 15, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Those who work in agriculture should consider the relationship between Creator, man, and nature, and strive to operate on a paradigm of solidarity, not profit alone, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Cardinal Parolin returns to Vatican following surgery

Dec 15, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin has returned to the Vatican following surgery, the director of the Holy See press office said Tuesday.

Vatican City to start coronavirus vaccinations in January

Dec 15, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Vatican City will begin to offer coronavirus vaccinations in January, according to the Vatican director of health and hygiene. 

As Italy hits record low births, is there a future for the family?

Dec 15, 2020 - 04:00 am .- What is causing the 50 years of steady decline in births across Europe, and especially in Italy, and is there any hope of reversing the trend?

Scottish MP calls for end to UK two-child tax credit limit

Dec 15, 2020 - 12:24 am .- A Scottish member of Parliament is calling on the UK government to end a two-child limit on tax credits and other benefits for children, which is believed to be a leading factor for many women seeking abortions in the UK.

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