Archive of August 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 15, 2020

W Virginia's Catholic bishop says emeritus Bishop Bransfield not in contact

Aug 15, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Bishop Michael Bransfield, who headed West Virginia’s only Catholic diocese before retiring amid scandal, has not communicated with his successor in months. A plan to ensure he makes some reparation for financial and sexual misconduct has still not been implemented.

Cincinnati cathedral elevated to minor basilica

Aug 15, 2020 - 12:19 pm .- The Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced Saturday that Pope Francis has granted the title of Minor Basilica to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, which will celebrate its 175th anniversary this fall.

Pope Francis asks Mary 'Mother of Hope' to intercede for Nigeria's persecuted Christians

Aug 15, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, “Mother of Hope,” for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians and for peace in conflicts in Africa.

Pope Francis: Mary’s Assumption was a 'giant leap for mankind'

Aug 15, 2020 - 06:10 am .- On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that Mary’s assumption into Heaven was an infinitely greater achievement than man’s first steps on the moon.

What's the Assumption, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Aug 15, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.  

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