Archive of August 24, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 24, 2020

Catholics in Iowa respond generously amid derecho storm recovery

Aug 24, 2020 - 07:19 pm .- Two weeks after a major storm system caused massive damage in the Midwest, residents of Iowa and other affected states are working to rebuild.

German bishops to accept Vatican offer of 'clarifying discussion' on parish instruction

Aug 24, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The German Bishops' Conference has said it will accept the Vatican's invitation to discuss the new instruction on parishes at a meeting in Rome, suggesting that it will be accompanied by laymen representing the "Synodal Process" under way in Germany.

My baptism was valid...right?

Aug 24, 2020 - 05:24 pm .- Last week, the news broke that Father Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit had this summer learned that he was not validly baptized— despite believing that he had been ordained a priest in 2017.

Reader punched in the face at Sunday Mass in Philadelphia; motive unknown

Aug 24, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- During the 11 a.m. Mass on Aug. 23, which was being livestreamed, two female readers concluded their readings and were walking back to their pews, when a woman from the congregation assaulted one of them, yelling and punching her twice in the face.

Nuns in Poland care for newborn in baby box

Aug 24, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- The Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary in Warsaw, Poland, found a baby girl Monday morning who had been left in their "Window of Life," a baby box installed in the convent wall accessible from the outside for parents who cannot care for their newborn.

Sister, soldier, surgeon, speaker: Catholic sister to address Republican convention

Aug 24, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC, will address the Republican Naitonal Convention this week, and she has one of the most unique resumes of any speaker to address any convention.

Catholic Aussie archbishop calls for ethical coronavirus vaccine

Aug 24, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- The Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has called on the country’s government to fund an ethical coronavirus vaccine not derived from the cells of aborted children.

Catholic Trump supporters respond to Log Cabin GOP endorsement

Aug 24, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- After President Trump welcomed an endorsement as “the most pro-gay president in American history,” some of the president’s Catholic supporters have disputed the label.

Milwaukee archbishop prays for peace after Kenosha shooting

Aug 24, 2020 - 11:30 am .- “The Church stands as a beacon of hope,” said Archbishop Jerome Listecki. “The sins of violence, injustice, racism and hatred must be purged from our communities with acts of mercy.”

Pope Francis asks for prayers from cardinal on pilgrimage to Lourdes

Aug 24, 2020 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis called an Italian cardinal heading to Lourdes on pilgrimage Monday to ask for his prayers at the shrine for himself and “for some situations to be resolved.”

Madison Catholic bishop blasts county for last minute schools order

Aug 24, 2020 - 10:15 am .- Bishop Donald Hying has expressed his "extraordinary disappointment" and a Dane County, Wis., order that all schools begin the year online-only.

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