Archive of September 2, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 2, 2020

Belarusian bishops appeal for blocked archbishop’s safe return

Sep 2, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Belarus are calling for prayers that one of their archbishops, who was blocked from re-entering the country last week, be allowed to return home.

Assisted suicide, euthanasia more than 10 times higher than predicted in Australian state

Sep 2, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- While the Australian state of Tasmania is debating a bill that would legalize assisted suicide, the state of Victoria reported more than ten times the anticipated number of deaths from assisted suicide and euthanasia in its first legal year.

Polish bishops clarify call for counseling centers in ‘LGBT+’ document

Sep 2, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- A Polish bishop dismissed Wednesday suggestions that the country’s bishops want to force people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to undergo therapy.

Dealing with grief in a time of coronavirus

Sep 2, 2020 - 05:03 pm .- In normal times - when there is not a global pandemic - Linda Dyson assists Catholics at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia with pastoral care ministries, which are for people who are experiencing some kind of spiritual, emotional, or physical need.

Analysis: The art of China’s Vatican deal

Sep 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- While the last two years have failed to deliver any measurable progress on the Vatican’s priorities, the status quo of all-dialogue-and-no-delivery has strengthened China’s position over the Church.

Church officials evaluating priest who told Catholics to ‘disobey’ bishop on mask wearing

Sep 2, 2020 - 03:50 pm .- Both the Archdiocese of Denver and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter are reviewing the situation of a priest who told Catholics to disobey the orders of Church and civic officials regarding wearing masks at Mass and other religious services.

Catholic Florida man sues university over religious freedom

Sep 2, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- The Catholic former head of Florida State University’s student senate is suing the school, saying his religious freedom was violated when he was removed from his position.

After Hurricane Laura, priests' support group responds to a 'brother' in need

Sep 2, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Support groups for priests provide ongoing camaraderie and spiritual nourishment, and now that list of benefits can be expanded to include hurricane relief.

Senators urge FDA to label abortion pill 'imminent threat to public health'

Sep 2, 2020 - 11:05 am .- Nearly two dozen senators are urging the Trump administration to remove the abortion pill from the market as advocates for the drug push for its wider availability.

Pope Francis calls for day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon

Sep 2, 2020 - 08:00 am .- At the end of his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis made a lengthy appeal for peace and harmony in Lebanon, asking people around the world to spend a day in prayer and fasting for the Middle Eastern country.

Tourists in Rome surprised by chance to see Pope Francis

Sep 2, 2020 - 05:50 am .- Tourists in Rome had an unexpected chance to see Pope Francis at his first public audience for almost six months.

Pope Francis calls for solidarity at first audience with pilgrims after lockdown

Sep 2, 2020 - 04:50 am .- In his first Wednesday audience with pilgrims since Italy’s lockdown, Pope Francis called for solidarity to reawaken unity and bring God’s love to a suffering world.

Pro-life Democrat, 'delisted' by party, runs for TN House as independent

Sep 2, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A pro-life Tennessee state representative is running as an independent after was ousted from the Democratic Party for his views on life and marriage. He told CNA that he is not giving up what he sees as a ministry.

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