Archive of August 25, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 25, 2020

Catholics plead for Navajo man on eve of scheduled execution

Aug 25, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Catholics are joining Native American leaders in calling for mercy for a Navajo man who is sentenced to die in a federal execution this week. The Navajo Nation objects to the execution. 

Colombian bishop on massacres: We’ve reached a painfully scandalous point

Aug 25, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- After a number of recent massacres in Colombia, Bishop Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero, secretary general of the Colombian bishops’ conference, lamented that a "scandalously painful" point has been reached in the country.

Catholic publisher makes second apology over Mormon cover art

Aug 25, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A Catholic publishing company has apologized for its use of a Mormon angel on the cover of two Catholic publications, and is determining how best to move forward.

In Delaware, man arrested for threatening pro-life demonstrators with gun

Aug 25, 2020 - 03:59 pm .- A man who allegedly pulled a gun and threatened pro-life demonstrators outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Dover, Delaware was arrested by police Aug. 21.

'God is not a liar' - Invalidly baptized priest thankful for God's Providence

Aug 25, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- Fr. Matthew Hood of Detroit sees God's Providence in all that has happened since his invalid baptism.

As South Korea revises abortion law, Catholics mobilize to protect unborn life

Aug 25, 2020 - 11:15 am .- As the deadline approaches for South Korea’s National Assembly to revise the country’s abortion law, Korean Catholics are working to promote legislation that will address the needs of pregnant mothers.

Hermitage near small Spanish town desecrated, robbed

Aug 25, 2020 - 10:57 am .- A hermitage outside the small town of Planes, Spain was desecrated this month. Vandals robbed the building and damaged parts of the chapel.

Woman who punched reader at Mass in Philadelphia reportedly unfit to be charged

Aug 25, 2020 - 10:37 am .- The woman who yelled at a lector and punched her twice during Mass at the Philadelphia cathedral is not mentally fit to be prosecuted, a local journalist reported Monday.

Mormon cover art sparks row for Catholic publisher

Aug 25, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Oregon Catholic Press said it chose the picture by mistake, and thought it was a general image of an angel. The artist - a Catholic who abandoned the faith for Mormonism - had listed the image as of Moroni on his website.

Catholic safe house helps secure jail sentences for sex traffickers

Aug 25, 2020 - 09:15 am .- A Catholic safe house for women in London has helped to secure jail sentences for two sex traffickers. 

Republican convention highlights religious freedom on night one

Aug 25, 2020 - 09:15 am .- The first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte featured prayers from a cardinal, appeals to religious freedom and school choice, and condemnations of abortion and assisted suicide.

Burial place of medieval Catholic monks uncovered at Westminster Abbey

Aug 25, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Archaeologists excavating a lost medieval sacristy at Westminster Abbey in London have uncovered what they believe are the remains of Catholic monks.

Evidence shows Mass is safe when guidelines are followed, doctors say

Aug 25, 2020 - 02:52 am .- Evidence suggests that church services following public health guidelines do not present a greater risk of spreading the novel coronavirus than other similar activities, doctors said last week.

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