Archive of August 27, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 27, 2020

'The rug was pulled from under us': Catholics fight Wisconsin county ban on in-person school

Aug 27, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Twice a week for three months, the administration of St. Ambrose Academy in Wisconsin met with Dane County public health officials to ensure that they would be ready to reopen at the start of the school year - which was supposed to happen this week.

USCCB to Trump administration: 'Stop these executions!'

Aug 27, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday criticized the federal government for its continued use of the death penalty, which the Justice Department resumed this summer after a 17-year moratorium on federal executions.

Missionaries of Charity cancel Mother Teresa birthday celebrations due to COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Missionaries of Charity canceled their customary birthday celebrations for their founder, Mother Teresa, this year after nine religious sisters tested positive for COVID-19.

US bishops call for day of fasting to end racism

Aug 27, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States are urging Catholics to pray and fast for an end to racism on Friday, following the unrest in Wisconsin this week.

Boston cardinal: Catholics have 'right' to clarity, after priest supports 'right to choose'

Aug 27, 2020 - 02:26 pm .- Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that Catholics have “the right to expect" that priests of the archdiocese be clear and unequivocal on the Church’s teaching concerning respect and protection for life. 

Milwaukee archbishop visits Kenosha, prays for peace

Aug 27, 2020 - 01:35 pm .- Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee offered Mass at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, after four nights of protests and riots following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police on Sunday.

Cardinal Parolin: Church financial scandals ‘must not be covered up’

Aug 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- In an interview Thursday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, spoke about uncovering financial scandal, saying that hiding scandal increases and entrenches it.

Boston archdiocese warns clergy, officials over political statements

Aug 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of Boston has issued a letter to priests, principals of parish schools, and the leaders of Catholic institutions affiliated with the archdiocese, warning against sharing overtly political posts on social media.

Vatican dicastery joins call for ‘interreligious solidarity’ amid pandemic

Aug 27, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Christians should respond to the coronavirus pandemic by showing “interreligious solidarity,” a new document jointly issued by a Vatican dicastery and a global ecumencial organization said Thursday. 

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations

Aug 27, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Two parish administrators at two different Philadelphia churches must work to undo church renovations that drew both objections from parishioners and corrections from church officials, who said the priests did not follow archdiocese guidelines.

Analysis: Is Vatican silence on China strategic?

Aug 27, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Holy See faces mounting criticism for its silence on human rights abuses in China ahead of the expected renewal of the controversial 2018 agreement. But is the Vatican’s silence strategic, and if so, is the strategy working?

Republican convention night three: God, country, and Notre Dame

Aug 27, 2020 - 09:51 am .- The third night of the 2020 Republican National Convention featured a Catholic religious sister and a Chinese human rights lawyer and a former championship-winning football coach.

Catholic publisher to reprint music editions without Mormon image

Aug 27, 2020 - 08:10 am .- Oregon Catholic Press will reprint two of its publications in response to criticism of the artwork chosen for the cover of both editions. 

Pro-life student group sends letter to Pope Francis over South Korea abortion law

Aug 27, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A pro-life association of university students is appealing to Pope Francis for support as the South Korean government faces a decision on the future of its national abortion law.

Catholic archbishop calls for investigation after riot police block church entrance in Belarus

Aug 27, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A Catholic archbishop in Belarus protested Thursday after riot police blocked the entrance to a church in the capital, Minsk.

Coronavirus lockdown leaves Catholic priests struggling for funds

Aug 27, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Catholic priests in England are struggling to make ends meet following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The Catholic Church’s new path to sainthood: What is ‘offering of life?’

Aug 27, 2020 - 04:00 am .- For centuries, the Catholic Church has declared many different holy men and women to be saints through the strict legal process known as canonization. Traditionally, this process has included identifying which of two legal categories of holiness a candidate for sainthood fits into: confessor or martyr.

Abortions rise in Scotland to second-highest level on record

Aug 27, 2020 - 02:30 am .- Scotland has reported its second-highest annual abortion figure on record.

Texas asks court to allow dismemberment abortion ban until further ruling

Aug 27, 2020 - 12:28 am .- Texas officials have asked the Fifth U.S. Court of Appeals to allow the state to enforce its ban on a certain type of second-trimester abortions, pending further court decisions.

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