Archive of August 5, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 5, 2020

Ban on D&E abortions advances in Nebraska legislature

Aug 5, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday, in a contentious vote, gave first-round approval to a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions, which pro-life lawmakers are hoping to pass before the end of legislative session.

Coronavirus 'baby bust' could be worse than expected

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Amid steady predictions of demographic decline, one economics professor has told CNA that a COVID-related “baby bust” could be worse than people think.

Knights of Columbus creating Fr. Michael McGivney pilgrimage center

Aug 5, 2020 - 04:37 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced plans to create a new pilgrimage center for visitors to encounter the spirituality of the order’s founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, who is set to be beatified in October.

Vatican II not sole controversial council, Catholic theologian says

Aug 5, 2020 - 03:35 pm .- Amid recent contention over Vatican II, a theologian told CNA that ecumenical councils have a history of provoking conflict, but their expression and explanation of the Catholic faith is protected by the Holy Spirit.

Missouri voters approve Medicaid expansion, after push from bishops

Aug 5, 2020 - 03:13 pm .- Voters in Missouri approved Tuesday an expansion of Medicaid to more than 230,000 low-income people in the state, a move which drew praise from the state’s four Catholic bishops.

Togolese bishop, supportive of political reform, targeted by spyware

Aug 5, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Researchers based at the University of Toronto announced Monday that Bishop Benoît Alowonou of Kpalimé was among six targets of spyware in Togo last year. The country's bishops have supported political reform and denounced the government's injustice.

New York rolls back nursing home immunity over non-COVID care

Aug 5, 2020 - 01:10 pm .- New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill Tuesday partially reversing immunity protections given to facilities like nursing homes against lawsuits during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Lebanon needs US Catholic help now, bishops say

Aug 5, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Maronite eparchs of the United States are pleading for prayers and aid for the people of Lebanon in the wake of the large explosion in Beirut on Tuesday.

Lebanese cardinal: ‘The Church has a great duty’ after Beirut explosion

Aug 5, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A Lebanese cardinal has called on charities around the world to help Beirut's families “heal their wounds and restore their homes.”

Catholic social teaching is 'fundamental' to tackling world issues, Pope Francis says

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:04 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday the Church is not an expert in the global health crisis, but Catholic social teaching is fundamental to healing the issues faced by the world today.

Pope Francis prays for victims of 'tragic' Beirut explosion as death toll climbs

Aug 5, 2020 - 03:48 am .- Pope Francis has asked for prayers for Lebanon and for the victims of yesterday's Beirut explosions, which have killed over a hundred people and caused serious destruction to the city.

Loyola quiet on Flannery O’Connor residence hall controversy

Aug 5, 2020 - 02:55 am .- After controversy surrounding the removal of American Catholic author Flannery O’Connor’s name from a residence hall, Loyola University Maryland has not said whether it will reconsider its decision.

Citing COVID and bushfires, Australian bishops urge focus on mental health

Aug 5, 2020 - 12:05 am .- In the latter half of 2019 and the first few months of 2020, Australia contended with massive, devastating bushfires that burned more than 45 millions of acres of land and directly killed 34 people, with an estimated 400 or more additional people killed due to smoke inhalation.

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