Archive of September 1, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 1, 2020

Belarusian archbishop surprised to be barred from his homeland

Sep 1, 2020 - 05:02 pm .- Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, who has been blocked from returning to Belarus, said Tuesday that he was “very much surprised” by being stopped at the Polish border.

Hong Kong cardinal warns priests to ‘watch your language’ in homilies

Sep 1, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- The leader of the Diocese of Hong Kong has written to all the clergy telling them to avoid politics in homilies and admonishing them for “offensive” and “provocative” preaching. 

Mass return: Wisconsin dioceses lift Sunday dispensation

Sep 1, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Catholics living in Wisconsin will once again be required to go to Mass on Sunday, provided they are healthy and not at risk for coronavirus. 

Cardinal Parolin stresses ‘spiritual consonance’ between Pope Francis and Benedict XVI

Sep 1, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin has written an introduction to a book describing the continuity between Pope Francis and his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

UK eyes making at-home medical abortion permissions permanent

Sep 1, 2020 - 12:03 pm .- A temporary measure allowing UK women up to 10 weeks pregnant to take both abortion pills at home following a tele-conference with a doctor may be extended beyond the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump campaign adds 'unborn life' to second term priorities list

Sep 1, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Trump campaign has added bullet points concerning abortion and religious freedom to its list of second-term priorities, along with points regarding the nomination of federal judges and the Second Amendment.

Black leaders blast 'systemic racism' of abortion in letter to Planned Parenthood

Sep 1, 2020 - 10:15 am .- A coalition of Black leaders is calling out Planned Parenthood for “targeting” Black communities for abortions while professing to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Abbot: monks are leaving historic Benedictine abbey in ‘very positive spirit’

Sep 1, 2020 - 10:05 am .- An English Benedictine community’s decision to leave their home for the past two centuries will allow members to focus on core monastic principles, the abbot said Tuesday.

Biden cites JPII in speech, despite continued abortion support

Sep 1, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Former vice president Joe Biden invoked Pope St. John Paul II during a campaign speech on Monday, in which he urged voters to embrace hope in the face of civil unrest, but drew criticism from some Catholics for his continued support for expanded abortion access.

Catholic archbishop blocked at Belarus border calls for prayers

Sep 1, 2020 - 06:15 am .- A Catholic archbishop appealed for prayers Tuesday, a day after he was blocked from entering Belarus by border guards. 

Pope Francis says pandemic is ‘a wake-up call’ to care for creation

Sep 1, 2020 - 04:40 am .- Pope Francis released a message Tuesday for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in which he called for repentance for humanity’s broken bonds with God’s creation and with each other.

Cardinal Dziwisz: heed St. John Paul II’s appeal for peace on World War II anniversary

Sep 1, 2020 - 03:30 am .- The world needs once again to hear St. John Paul II’s appeal for an end to war, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz said Tuesday as he marked the anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Podcasts, new LGBT ministry win big at Catholic entrepreneurship competition 

Sep 1, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Several Catholic entrepreneurs this week were awarded $100,000 each as investment in project ideas “that will make a profound impact on the Church and the world.”

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