Archive of August 19, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 19, 2020

San Francisco churches adapt to 12-person outdoor Mass limit

Aug 19, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- Parishes in San Francisco, including the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, have been holding concurrent outdoor Masses in order to adapt to the city’s COVID-19 health orders.

Colombian bishops pray for peace following murder of 13 young people

Aug 19, 2020 - 04:04 pm .- The Colombian Bishops’ Conference appealed for peace following two brutal massacres of young people last week in the country. In an August 18 statement, the bishops expressed their “deep grief and concern” over the killings.

Austin cuts police budget, increases abortion funding

Aug 19, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Diocese of Austin has condemned the Austin City Council’s decision to increase funding for abortion access in the city while partially defunding the city’s police department. 

The Biden Platform: What Catholics should know

Aug 19, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential candidate on Tuesday evening. With the formalities over, what are the policies he will be running on?

Renewed effort to preserve mural at Catholic church building in England

Aug 19, 2020 - 01:29 pm .- A conservationist charity is calling for the preservation of George Mayer-Marton's The Crucifixion, a 1955 mosaic and fresco work located in a church that was closed in 2017 amid a diocesan reorganization.

Infanticide ok with 90% of NICU docs and nurses in Belgian survey

Aug 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- A new survey of neonatal medical professionals in the Belgian region of Flanders has found that nearly nine out of ten approve of euthanizing newborn children diagnosed with serious, non-lethal, medical conditions. 

Abbot who helped revive traditional monasticism laid to rest in France

Aug 19, 2020 - 11:10 am .- A Benedictine abbot who helped to revive traditional monasticism and Gregorian chant in France was buried Wednesday in the 11th-century Abbey of Fontgombault, the monastery he led for more than 30 years.

Islamic militants kidnap hundreds in raid on Nigerian town

Aug 19, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Militants with the Islamic State West Africa Province attacked the town of Kukawa in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, abducting hundreds of people.

Pope Francis: Make coronavirus vaccine available to all

Aug 19, 2020 - 05:00 am .- A potential coronavirus vaccine should be made available to all, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Catholics pray for Navajo man scheduled for federal execution

Aug 19, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Catholics are speaking out on behalf of a Native American man on federal death row, who is set to be executed this month. The man’s tribe, the Navajo Nation, objects to the death sentence and has asked President Donald Trump to commute the sentence to life in prison.

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