Archive of August 11, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 11, 2020

Bishops of Wichita, Denver call Catholics to turn to Mary in 'time of crisis'

Aug 11, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- Two bishops have called for rosary crusades in their respective dioceses in the month of August, asking Catholics to pray daily rosaries for the end of the pandemic, for justice and peace, for an end to the desecration of churches, and for multiple other intentions.

Filipino Catholic college defends stance against homosexual acts

Aug 11, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- The college maintains that in alignment with Catholic teaching, no sexual orientation is prohibited, but certain sexual acts are.

Earthquake hits North Carolina during Mass reading about earthquake

Aug 11, 2020 - 03:13 pm .- As North Carolina experienced a moderate earthquake Sunday, local pastors encourage Catholics to relinquish control to God.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP candidate

Aug 11, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- Former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate.  

In August, watch this meteor shower named for a saint

Aug 11, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian martyr who was cooked to death by the Romans on an outdoor grill.

Excommunicated priest rejects Pope Francis, misconduct allegations

Aug 11, 2020 - 01:47 pm .- A Sacramento priest excommunicated last week says he stands by his claim that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is the true pope. In addition to charges of schism, the priest is suspected of misconduct and improper relationships with at least two adult women; he confessed his love to one of them in a video message circulating online.

Back to Mass: South Dakota diocese lifts Sunday dispensation

Aug 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- From this weekend, Catholics in the Diocese of Sioux Falls who are not in high-risk categories for contracting coronavirus will once more be bound by the Sunday obligation. 

HK diocese promotes 'national identity', security law in Catholic schools

Aug 11, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholic schools told to promote the provisions of the new National Security Law to students, according to the text of a letter sent to nearly 200 schools.

Franciscans of Assisi report 18 coronavirus cases

Aug 11, 2020 - 08:00 am .- While Assisi was largely sheltered from a major coronavirus outbreak during Italy’s lockdown, ten Franciscan friars and eight novices at the  landmark pilgrimage destination tested positive this week for COVID-19.

Deceased Massachusetts bishop accused of sexual abuse had roots in New York archdiocese

Aug 11, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Archbishop-designate Mitchell Rozanski, who will take over the Archdiocese of St. Louis this month, oversaw an investigation into the late Bishop Christopher J. Weldon of Springfield, Mass, a bishop credibly accused of sexually abusing an altar boy in the 1960s. Rozanski has faced criticism for some aspects of his handling of the case, which the bishop said had been mishandled for years.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s 'illness is subsiding'

Aug 11, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that the pope emeritus’ illness is “subsiding.”

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