Archive of August 14, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 14, 2020

USCCB: Staffer ‘elated’ by Harris VP pick spoke in ‘personal capacity’

Aug 14, 2020 - 06:40 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Friday that a staff member who recently said she was "elated" by the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate was not speaking on behalf of the conference.

Portland street evangelist: More Bibles ‘prayed with’ than burned at protests

Aug 14, 2020 - 05:05 pm .- A Portland street evangelist whose Bibles were burned in an Aug. 1 street protest says although he is disappointed that some of the Bibles he distributed were destroyed, he believes the positive impact of his ministry outweighs the negative actions of a few protestors.

Nebraska governor to sign D&E abortion ban into law

Aug 14, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska is set to sign a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions into law at a ceremony on Saturday, after the bill passed the state legislature on Thursday.

Over 100 Democratic politicians call for platform changes to welcome pro-lifers

Aug 14, 2020 - 03:49 pm .- More than 100 Democratic politicians have sent a letter to the party’s Platform Committee, calling for changes in the platform to accept pro-life Democrats and assure them that their view will be respected.

CDC report finds one in four young adults contemplate suicide

Aug 14, 2020 - 02:05 pm .- Over a quarter of young adults aged 18-24 have seriously contemplated suicide over the last month, a new Centers for Disease Control survey has found. 

Christian advocacy group hails Israel-Emirates deal

Aug 14, 2020 - 11:00 am .- An advocacy group for Christians and other religious minorities living in the Middle East has praised an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Mauritius oil spill: Catholic cardinal says local villages are suffering

Aug 14, 2020 - 10:31 am .- After a damaged ship leaked more than 1,000 tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius, the Bishop of Port-Louis is worried about the consequences for local fishing villages who depend on the dying sea life in the island’s coral reefs.

Arlington diocese launches online-only Catholic school

Aug 14, 2020 - 09:05 am .- The Diocese of Arlington is launching a new virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried about sending their children to in-person classes this September. 

After Beirut blast, what some Lebanese Christians are doing to help their neighbors

Aug 14, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The massive explosion in the port area of Lebanon’s capital on Aug. 4 overturned cars, shattered windows, set fires, and damaged buildings across Beirut, a city of more than 350,000, with a metro area of more than 2 million people.

Korean cardinal to consecrate Pyongyang Diocese to Mary on Assumption

Aug 14, 2020 - 12:38 am .- The Archbishop of Seoul, Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, has announced that he will consecrate the Diocese of Pyongyang to Our Lady of Fatima on the Solemnity of the Assumption.

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