Archive of August 13, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 13, 2020

Lebanese scholar: The West cannot afford to abandon Lebanon

Aug 13, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- A Lebanese academic and aid worker told CNA on Thursday that if Western nations fail to help Lebanon recover from the explosion that rocked Beirut last week, the effect on regional and global security could be disastrous.

US Senator asks attorney general to fight anti-Catholic vandalism

Aug 13, 2020 - 04:09 pm .- A United States senator has asked the nation’s attorney general to intensify efforts to fight the vandalism that has been carried out against Catholic places and statues throughout the country in recent months.

Pro-life Democrats hail Minnesota primary win

Aug 13, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- One of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress won a primary victory in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District on Tuesday.

USCCB official 'elated' over Harris, Biden's pro-choice VP pick

Aug 13, 2020 - 02:43 pm .- An official at the U.S. bishops’ conference said Thursday that the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate is good news that will offer policies favorable to marginalized people.

Denver archbishop praying for conversion after St. Jude statue beheaded

Aug 13, 2020 - 01:33 pm .- After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city’s archbishop said he’s praying for the conversion of those who have attacked churches and religious statues across the country in recent months.

Nebraska passes dismemberment abortion ban 

Aug 13, 2020 - 12:52 pm .- The Nebraska legislature on Thursday passed a ban on dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions in the state, a move hailed by the Nebraska Catholic Conference.

Catholic bishop in NJ: Don't be complacent in the face of legal assisted suicide

Aug 13, 2020 - 11:58 am .- Reflecting on the first anniversary of the taking effect of a New Jersey law allowing assisted suicide, Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen has encouraged Catholics to continue in unconditional respect for human life.

Biden says nuns inspire him to run, plans to sue Little Sisters of the Poor

Aug 13, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has released a campaign video in which he credits his Catholic faith, Pope Francis, and the example of nuns for his personal inspiration. 

The annual Assumption tradition of blessing the sea

Aug 13, 2020 - 02:43 am .- For hundreds of years, Catholic parishes in coastal cities have participated in the tradition of blessing the sea and praying for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption.

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