Dioceses in southern US shut down as Hurricane Sally brings floods

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- Dioceses in Florida and Alabama have shut down offices and schools as a large storm has flooded numerous houses and left over half a million people without power. Hurricane Sally made landfall Sept. 16 near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained… Read More »

Netflix sees cancelations spike after 'Cuties' controversy

CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- After controversy surrounding the film “Cuties,” Netflix subscribers are cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an industry magazine has reported. The film’s release on the streaming service has triggered sustained backlash from customers and commentators for its sexualized presentation of a group of… Read More »

Analysis: China and the Vatican – What if the US recognizes Taiwan?

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 17, 2020 / 12:45 pm (CNA).- Officials in Rome and Beijing are now confidently predicting an extension to the 2018 Vatican-China deal, despite continued persecution of Catholics in the country and little visible progress on the appointment of bishops.  The Vatican-China agreement continues to be viewed by many as a bad… Read More »

Irish priest refuses submission to Vatican's doctrinal propositions

CNA Staff, Sep 17, 2020 / 12:10 pm (CNA).- Fr. Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist priest from Ireland who was barred from public ministry by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has declined to submit to four doctrinal propositions as a condition of returning to ministry. “Fr Flannery should not return to public ministry… Read More »

'Expedited' investigation ordered over ICE detainee hysterectomies

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 17, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- This story has been updated. The acting director of U.S. immigration services has ordered an expedited investigation into allegations that hysterectomies were performed on immigrant women in federal custody without their full consent.  On Monday, The Intercept reported a whistleblower complaint had been filed by… Read More »