Archive of August 6, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 6, 2020

Biden talks Catholic faith after Trump says former VP is 'against God'

Aug 6, 2020 - 11:30 pm .- Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday spoke about his Catholic faith, in response to comments from President Donald Trump that a Biden presidency would “hurt God.”

SSPX accused of intimidating would-be whistleblowers amid abuse investigation

Aug 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- After an official with the Society of St. Pius X told priests and staff they should speak with criminal investigators only in the presence of an attorney provided by the group, the group’s leaders say their message was not intended to suggest anyone should cover up alleged sex abuse.

Nicaraguan cardinal says Mass at entrance of firebombed cathedral chapel

Aug 6, 2020 - 03:46 pm .- Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua said Mass Wednesday at the entrance of the Blood of Christ chapel in his cathedral, which was firebombed last week.

Cardinal Pell to speak at virtual Napa Institute conference

Aug 6, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Napa Institute has announced an online schedule for its annual conference in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The program includes speakers from around the globe.

Maryland county issues second order to stop Catholic schools opening

Aug 6, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Montgomery County, Maryland, has issued a second order preventing non-public schools from reopening for in-person instruction, despite a previous effort being immediately overridden by Gov. Larry Hogan. 

Knights of Columbus to report on Christian persecution in Nigeria

Aug 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced a new initiative Thursday to report on Christian persecution in Nigeria, where at least 60,000 Christians have been killed in the past two decades.

US government considers ethics of aborted tissue research

Aug 6, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A new federal ethics advisory board for fetal tissue research has convened to consider future federally-funded research proposals that involve tissue from aborted babies.

Atomic bombs contrary to peace: Pope Francis 75 years after Hiroshima attack

Aug 6, 2020 - 10:04 am .- Nuclear weapons are not compatible with the flourishing of peace, Pope Francis said in a letter to Hiroshima to mark the 75th anniversary of the release of an atomic bomb over the city.

Congressman writes to DOJ after attacks on Catholic churches

Aug 6, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A Catholic congressman is asking the U.S. Attorney General to respond to a spate of acts of vandalism against churches around the country.

What does it mean to 'actively participate' in Mass?

Aug 6, 2020 - 08:00 am .- In 1903, Pope St. Pius X wrote that it was the liturgy where the laity acquire the Christian spirit “from its foremost and indispensable font, which is the active participation in the most holy mysteries and in the public and solemn prayer of the Church.” 

Pope Francis appoints six women to economy council

Aug 6, 2020 - 06:49 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday named 13 new members to the Council for the Economy, which oversees Vatican finances and the work of the Secretariat for the Economy.

Flannery O'Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

Aug 6, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Professor Angela Alaimo O’Donnell has studied Flannery O’Connor, an American Catholic author from the South, rather extensively. She wrote a book on O’Connor’s treatment of racial issues specifically, entitled “Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor.”

Minnesota bishop retires early while seeking health treatment

Aug 6, 2020 - 04:09 am .- Pope Francis has accepted the early resignation of Bishop John LeVoir, who has led the Minnesota diocese of New Ulm since 2008, and took a leave from his position last month to be assessed for physical and psychological concerns.

Vatican: Baptisms administered 'in name of the community' are invalid

Aug 6, 2020 - 04:03 am .- The Vatican’s doctrinal office issued Thursday a clarification on the sacrament of baptism, stating changes to the formula to emphasize community participation are not permitted.

Prayers answered: Diocese of Providence sees decades-high number of new seminarians  

Aug 6, 2020 - 03:04 am .- The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year - the highest number of incoming seminarians in nearly four decades.

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