National Catholic News

  • Minnesota abuse survivors to speak at 'restorative justice' conference
    on January 23, 2020 at 4:05 am

    St. Paul, Minn., Jan 22, 2020 / 09:05 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is set to open a conference for survivors of clerical sexual abuse on Thursday, with the goal of bringing healing and “restorative justice” to survivors. The archdiocese, in conjunction with […]

  • Survey finds significant 'pro-choice' support for abortion regulations
    on January 23, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Americans favor returning abortion restrictions to the states, favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and are favorable to voting for politicians who would restrict abortion. This is according to a survey that finds unexpected support […]

  • President Donald Trump to attend March for Life on Friday 
    on January 22, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:53 pm (CNA).- U.S. President Donald Trump will address the national March for Life in person on Friday, making him the first president in the event’s 47-year history to do so, organizers announced. “See you on Friday...Big Crowd!” the president […]

  • US bishops speak up on school choice as Supreme Court hears case
    on January 22, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- States should not deny tax credit programs to families who choose religious private schools, said members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case addressing the issue of school choice. […]

  • Archbishop Chaput asks Pakistani PM to follow through on religious liberty
    on January 22, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- On behalf of Philadelphia’s Pakistani Catholic community, Archbishop Charles Chaput encouraged the Pakistani prime minister Tuesday to shape a culture of religious freedom in the country. “I urge you to make every effort to secure the […]

  • On 'Roe' anniversary, bishops announce parish initiative to help pregnant women  
    on January 22, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 03:06 pm (CNA).- While lamenting the anniversaries of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandate legal abortion nationwide, the U.S. bishops announced the launch of a project that aims to mobilize Catholic parishes to help pregnant women in need. […]

  • Virginia parish to hold holy hour against planned black mass
    on January 22, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Richmond, Va., Jan 22, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A parish in Chesapeake, Virginia will host a Holy Hour of Reparation on Saturday to spiritually combat a scheduled black mass to be held at a bar in nearby Norfolk. A separately organized  rosary rally is planned for outside the bar at the time of […]

  • Revision of Criminal Code could legalize abortion throughout Mexico
    on January 22, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 22, 2020 / 01:31 pm (CNA).- Pro-life advocates in Mexico are speaking out against a leaked draft copy of Mexico’s revised National Criminal Code, which would legalize abortion throughout the country at all stages of pregnancy. The draft copy, which was leaked to the […]

  • Perform euthanasia or lose government funding, Canadian hospice told
    on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Vancouver, Canada, Jan 22, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- A Canadian hospice is at risk of losing its government funding over its refusal to euthanize patients who request an “assisted death.”  Fraser Health Authority, a publicly-funded organization responsible for administering […]

  • DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed on Tuesday with the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) […]

  • Supreme Court will not fast track new ACA appeal
    on January 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to fast-track hearing a new appeal of the Affordable Care Act. The decision comes after the act’s individual mandate was struck down by a federal circuit court. In December, the Fifth Circuit Court of […]

  • Taiwan president appeals to Pope Francis over China’s 'abuse of power'
    on January 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Vatican City, Jan 22, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s “abuses of power.” “The crux of […]

  • Pro-life group announces $52 million war chest for 2020 election
    on January 22, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 07:05 am (CNA).- A pro-life political group has announced its plans to support President Donald Trump and pro-life senatorial candidates in their 2020 election campaigns. The announcement comes after Planned Parenthood announced its own plans to spend an […]

  • Pope Francis: Christians can unite in welcoming migrants, each other
    on January 22, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Vatican City, Jan 22, 2020 / 03:21 am (CNA).- Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing Christ’s love, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. “Hospitality is important; it is also an […]

  • Mexican bishop: Migrant caravan should be ‘treated like brothers’
    on January 22, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Tapachula, Mexico, Jan 22, 2020 / 12:40 am (CNA).- The bishop of the southern Mexican border town of Tapachula is calling for members of an incoming migrant caravan to be “treated as brothers” and welcomed by the faithful. “We don’t know if the brothers that are coming in […]

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