Archive of August 18, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 18, 2020

Arrested Hong Kong Catholic ‘chose those handcuffs,’ for justice, godfather says

Aug 18, 2020 - 05:05 pm .- The godfather of an arrested Hong Kong Catholic pro-democracy advocate says he hopes Jimmy Lai’s courageous example will inspire more calls for justice amid an ongoing crackdown on human rights in Hong Kong.

Ohio priest arrested on sex trafficking charges

Aug 18, 2020 - 05:04 pm .- A priest in the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio was arrested and charged with sex trafficking on Tuesday. The diocese has placed him on leave pending investigation.

Michigan Catholics mourn loss of pastor, parishioner, assumed drowned in boating accident

Aug 18, 2020 - 04:31 pm .- Catholics from Trenton, Michigan and surrounding communities are mourning the loss of their pastor, Fr. Stephen Rooney, as well as 52 year-old Robert Chiles, both of whom are presumed to have drowned in a boating accident on the Detroit River on Sunday.

Hospital worker: China forces abortion, infanticide on Uyghurs

Aug 18, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Hospitals in China’s Xinjiang province regularly committ forced late-term abortions on Uyghur women and killed newborn Uyghur babies to enforce China’s family planning policies, according to a former hospital worker in the region. 

Mexico City Policy is working, federal report finds

Aug 18, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Pro-life conditions on U.S. health aid have not resulted in significant gaps in health care provision, multiple federal agencies reported on Tuesday. 

Five minute warning: Santa Fe warns of preaching suspensions for homilies over time limit

Aug 18, 2020 - 11:51 am .- Priests in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe have been warned that they could lose the faculty to preach if they give homilies longer than five minutes.

Judge blocks HHS rule protecting doctors who object to transgender surgery

Aug 18, 2020 - 11:21 am .- A federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s rule protecting doctors’ right to object to abortion and transgender surgery, just one day before it was to have taken effect.

DC archbishop to hold Mass for justice on MLK anniversary

Aug 18, 2020 - 10:32 am .- In addition to announcing the Mass, Gregory called on Catholics to participate in the 2020 census, saying "We all count."

Cardinal Dolan to pray at Republican National Convention

Aug 18, 2020 - 10:22 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will offer a prayer at the opening of the Republican National Convention next week, the cardinal announced Tuesday.

Catholic leader outlines vision for Lebanon as the ‘Switzerland of the East’

Aug 18, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch issued a memorandum Monday outlining a vision for the restoration of the country’s neutral status as the “Switzerland of the East.”

Catholic bishop laments murder of human rights activist in Philippines

Aug 18, 2020 - 08:30 am .- A Catholic bishop deplored Tuesday the murder of a human rights activist in the Philippines. 

Pope Francis extends Loreto jubilee to 2021

Aug 18, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis has approved the extension of the Jubilee Year of Loreto to 2021.

Catholic archbishop: Let priests visit detained Belarus protesters

Aug 18, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A Catholic archbishop urged the embattled government of Belarus Tuesday to allow priests to visit imprisoned protesters. 

Eucharist processed through torn-up downtown of Wisconsin’s capital

Aug 18, 2020 - 03:29 am .- Two-and-a-half months after violent rioters wreaked havoc on State Street in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, smashing in windows and looting 75 stores, a different kind of gathering took place.

After parents ask for help, Texas Catholic diocese launches online parenting workshops 

Aug 18, 2020 - 12:00 am .- A Texas diocese has launched a series of parenting workshops to help moms and dads create a better family life for their children.

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