Archive of August 31, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 31, 2020

USCCB November meeting will be virtual, bishops announce

Aug 31, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference will conduct its November general assembly virtually, the bishops announced Friday, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The bishops’ conference had cancelled entirely its June meeting in light of the pandemic.

Philosophy professor details Fr Rosica's plagiarism while ghostwriting for cardinal

Aug 31, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- One chapter of a recently published book on academic plagiarism discusses at length the plagiarism committed by Fr. Thomas Rosica, including in pieces he ghostwrote for Cardinal Marc Ouellet.

Catholic Charities supports victims of Hurricane Laura

Aug 31, 2020 - 05:34 pm .- After Hurricane Laura struck states along the Gulf of Mexico last week, Catholic Charities and other groups have provided aid to victims, some of whom have been displaced or are still without utilities.

Bishop cautions against martial law in Philippines after bombings

Aug 31, 2020 - 04:25 pm .- Following twin bombings in a southern region of the Philippines, a local bishop is asking the government not to impose martial law without first listening to the citizens.

San Francisco archbishop calls on mayor to end 'excessive limits' on outdoor Mass

Aug 31, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- In a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed and other city officials, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Monday called on the city’s secular authorities to, “at a minimum, remove the excessive limits on outdoor public worship.”

Hong Kong diocese cancels pro-democracy prayer in newspapers

Aug 31, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- The Diocese of Hong Kong has intervened to cancel a Catholic pro-democracy ad campaign and prayer that was set to run in local newspapers. 

In letter to UN, US 'categorically rejects' right to abortion

Aug 31, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The United States sent a strongly-worded letter to several UN committees in early August rejecting any implication that there is a right to abortion as “bizarre.”

Weeping Madonna of Syracuse commemorated in Sicily

Aug 31, 2020 - 12:11 pm .- In an August 29 Mass offered by Archbishop Salvatore Pappalardo, the archdiocese of Syracuse on the Italian island of Sicily commemorated the miraculous shedding of tears in 1953 of an image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Pelosi says ban on federal abortion funding will be dropped next year

Aug 31, 2020 - 11:00 am .- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled that a prohibition on federal funding for abortion will be excluded from spending bills next year if Democrats retain a majority in the House of Representatives, setting the state for the end of a 44-year-old bipartisan agreement on abortion funding.

Archbishop Paglia: Catholic politicians cannot protect or promote abortion

Aug 31, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Saturday that Catholic politicians should not promote legal protections of any kind for abortion, and emphasized that bishops should promote the Gospel of Life.

After Hurricane Laura, Knights of Columbus pledge aid to Louisiana diocese

Aug 31, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The Knights of Columbus have pledged to donate $150,000 to a Louisiana diocese badly hit by Hurricane Laura.

Polish bishops concerned by rise in acts of desecration

Aug 31, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poland’s bishops expressed concern Saturday about a rise in acts of desecration.

Border guards stop Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus

Aug 31, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Border guards blocked a Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus Monday. 

Family of nurses who treated coronavirus patients to meet Pope Francis

Aug 31, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Four adult siblings, all nurses who worked with coronavirus patients during the worst of the pandemic, will on Friday meet Pope Francis, together with their families.

Priest punched during Sunday Mass in Berlin

Aug 31, 2020 - 04:30 am .- An unknown assailant punched a priest during Sunday Mass in Berlin, Germany.

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