Archive of August 12, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 12, 2020

Analysis: Will anything change on pro-choice politicians and holy communion?

Aug 12, 2020 - 09:05 pm .- Can pro-choice politicians like Biden receive the Eucharist? And will anyone stop Biden if he approaches the communion line?

Too few safeguards, opponents of New Zealand euthanasia, assisted suicide bill say

Aug 12, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- A New Zealand bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide does not have enough protections against the possible coercion of vulnerable people, opponents of the bill said at a recent public forum.

Dozens killed, missing after landslide in India

Aug 12, 2020 - 05:16 pm .- A landslide in southern India has killed at least 52 people and destroyed dozens of buildings, including one Protestant church, in recent days.

Analysis: Was a stack of Bibles burned in Portland, or was it fake news?

Aug 12, 2020 - 03:35 pm .- Dozens of news stories from Aug. 1 repeated a claim by a Malaysia-based journalist that “a stack” of Bibles had been consumed in a bonfire, built by protestors in the middle of the street. Is it true?

'Deeply flawed': Catholics react to Harris VP selection

Aug 12, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Catholics and pro-life organizations offered a range of reactions to the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as former vice president Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 election. 

Pope Francis meets with bishop newly consecrated to lead Mongolia’s Catholics

Aug 12, 2020 - 03:11 pm .- Pope Francis met Wednesday with an Italian missionary who was recently consecrated a bishop to lead Mongolia’s apostolic prefecture.

Former employee charged with stealing $472,000 from Archdiocese of Washington

Aug 12, 2020 - 02:07 pm .- The former Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Washington, D.C., has been charged with embezzling close to half a million dollars from the archdiocese over an eight-year period.

Catholic Archbishop of Minsk calls for end to violence after Belarus election

Aug 12, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev called Tuesday for an end to the violent clashes occurring across Belarus following a disputed presidential election.

NY COVID-19 stats could hide real nursing home death toll

Aug 12, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- Official figures from New York state likely under-represent the real number of nursing home residents who died as a result of COVID-19, according to a new report on Tuesday.

Pope Francis: Human dignity has serious political implications

Aug 12, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of every person.

‘Hate speech’ label does damage to civil dialogue, Philadelphia Statement warns

Aug 12, 2020 - 03:26 am .- Efforts to protect people from harm and error now marginalize and even demonize others for unpopular opinions, warns a new statement urging a revival of civil engagement and conscientious respect for the convictions of others.

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