Archive of August 28, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 28, 2020

Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches

Aug 28, 2020 - 06:11 pm .- As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese of Málaga, Spain are displaying a chalice that was shot by the Islamic State.

Secular pro-life group to talk abortion, police violence, and more at annual conference

Aug 28, 2020 - 04:50 pm .- Rehumanize International, a secular pro-life organization, is set to begin its annual conference Saturday with an eye to life topics such as abortion, assisted suicide, and the death penalty, as well as police violence and torture.

On ‘March on Washington’ anniversary, DC archbishop calls for beatitudes

Aug 28, 2020 - 03:48 pm .- The Beatitudes provide a way forward in a time of suffering, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C. said at a Mass on Friday on the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington.

Questions surround possibility of mandatory coronavirus vaccinations

Aug 28, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- With more than 1,000 deaths a day still being registered in the United States, coronavirus vaccines are being developed, and tested at speed. Ahead of an effective vaccine being found, some government officials have broached the possibility of mandatory vaccinations—prompting ethical and legal questions.

Gun brandishing incident at Delaware abortion clinic won’t deter pro-life outreach

Aug 28, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- After the arrest of a man who allegedly threatened pro-life demonstrators with a gun, pro-life advocates say the incident is not typical and will not change their determination to engage in positive outreach.

Republican National Convention concludes with focus on faith, law and order

Aug 28, 2020 - 12:31 pm .- The final night of the Republican National Convention focused heavily on the importance of law and order, and ended with an operatic rendition of Ave Maria and other patriotic hymns on the South Lawn.

Canadian appeal court to hear case of hospice refusing to offer euthanasia

Aug 28, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The British Columbia Court of Appeal has agreed to hear a case of a hospice trying to preserve its historical opposition to participation in the provision of euthanasia.

Italian bishops' newspaper faces pushback after letter supports abortion law

Aug 28, 2020 - 11:50 am .- The newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference is facing criticism after it published a letter Wednesday arguing that Catholics can support legal abortion in the country.

In Sr. Deirdre Byrne RNC speech, CNN translates ‘pro-life’ as ‘anti-abortion’

Aug 28, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The Spanish-language broadcast of a Catholic sister’s speech at the Republican National Convention this week replaced the words “pro-life,” with “anti-abortion,” a move that raises questions about the integrity of the broadcast.

Polish bishops: Respect all people, but don’t accept LGBT+ views uncritically

Aug 28, 2020 - 10:45 am .- Catholics have a duty to respect people who identify as LGBT+ but are not obliged to accept their views uncritically, Poland’s bishops said Friday.

Boston Catholic priest apologizes for ‘right to choose’ statements

Aug 28, 2020 - 10:30 am .- A Boston priest has apologized for a social media post in which he said he believes in the “right to choose” and endorsed former vice president Joe Biden. The post, made Sunday, received widespread media attention and prompted a statement from Cardinal Sean O’Malley. 

Vatican confirms World Mission Sunday will take place amid pandemic

Aug 28, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Vatican confirmed Friday that World Mission Sunday will take place as scheduled on Oct. 18, underlining the importance of evangelization and support for the Church’s mission territories amid the pandemic.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Rome’s Basilica of St. Augustine

Aug 28, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the Basilica of St. Augustine on Thursday to pray at the tomb of St. Monica.

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