Archive of August 26, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 26, 2020

Full text: Sister Dede Byrne’s speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Aug 26, 2020 - 08:22 pm .- Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC, was among the speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Now a Catholic religious sister, Byrne previously served as a surgeon, retired army officer, missionary. The full text of her speech, delivered August 26, is below:

Hurricane Laura brings hardship to Caribbean, Gulf Coast

Aug 26, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Hurricane Laura caused flooding in several Caribbean territories over the weekend, killing at least 24 people and causing thousands to be without utilities. The storm is now approaching Texas and Louisiana.

Who is Chen Guangcheng? Chinese human rights activist to speak at RNC

Aug 26, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- One of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26 will be Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese lawyer and human rights advocate who has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government— particularly its policy of forced abortions and sterilizations.

Catholic leaders condemn Philippine bombings as ‘unconscionable’

Aug 26, 2020 - 04:16 pm .- Catholics responded to twin bombings on an island in the Philippines Monday with prayers and calls for peace.

New St Louis archbishop encourages face-to-face evangelization

Aug 26, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski was installed this week as the tenth Archbishop of St. Louis, on the feast day of the city's namesake, Louis IX of France. The new archbishop challenged Catholics to put their faith into action and seek to meet the world face-to-face.

Boston priest claims Catholics can support ‘right to choose,’ archdiocese declines comment

Aug 26, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- In a statement to CNA, Msgr. Paul Garrity stated that he has considered himself “Pro-Life” since he was ordained a priest in 1973, despite his support for legal protection for abortion. 

Maryland bishops praise suffragettes ‘fighting for the dignity of women’ 100 years ago

Aug 26, 2020 - 02:50 pm .- Giving women the right to vote was a “landmark achievement” worthy of celebration, the bishops of Maryland said in a statement on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.

Lebanese cardinal says international court could look at Beirut blast

Aug 26, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The Maronite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch has said an international court may need to examine the circumstances that led to a massive explosion in Beirut on August 4. 

Kenosha Catholics praying for peace after third night of violence

Aug 26, 2020 - 11:35 am .- Catholics in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are praying for peace after a third night of violence following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Faith, life and justice issues take center stage at Republican National Convention

Aug 26, 2020 - 09:45 am .- Faith and social issues took center stage on night two of the Republican National Convention, as speakers said the Trump administration had worked to advance the cause of religious freedom, promoting pro-life causes, and criminal justice reform.

Archbishop remembered as ‘courageous prophet’ after death from COVID-19

Aug 26, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Archbishop Oscar Cruz died early Wednesday from coronavirus complications. He is believed to be the 10th Catholic bishop to die of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the global pandemic. 

Pope Francis to resume general audiences with the public

Aug 26, 2020 - 05:45 am .- Members of the public will be able to attend Pope Francis’ general audiences again from Sept. 2 after an almost six-month absence due to the coronavirus crisis.

Pope Francis: Catholics should combat ‘dismal’ economic inequality with hope

Aug 26, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday encouraged Catholics to work to address the injustice of wealth inequality and its effects in the world, which he condemned as a “sickness.”

Vatican rules that Benedictine abbot should not return to his community

Aug 26, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican has ruled that the abbot of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, should not return to his community, four years after he stepped aside during an investigation into allegations against him.

Knights of Columbus donating $250,000 after Beirut explosion

Aug 26, 2020 - 12:26 am .- The Knights of Columbus is donating $250,000 to aid relief efforts following a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month.

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