Archive of September 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 3, 2020

Shrine in memory of aborted children dedicated in Mexico

Sep 3, 2020 - 04:59 pm .- The Mexican pro-life association Los Inocentes de María (Mary’s Innocent Ones) dedicated a shrine in Guadalajara last month in memory of aborted children. The shrine, called Rachel’s Grotto, also serves as a place for reconciliation between parents and their deceased babies.

Trump says second term will 'fight' for unborn children in letter to pro-lifers

Sep 3, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- President Donald Trump on Thursday released a letter addressed to “pro-life leaders and activists” indicating his intention to advance legislative and administrative priorities against abortion if he is elected to a second term.

San Francisco ministry to share Catholic teaching on end-of-life

Sep 3, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of San Francisco is set to begin training volunteers who will help parishes support Catholics in making end-of-life decisions for themselves and loved ones, informed by Catholic teaching about death.

AG to be honored at virtual Catholic prayer breakfast

Sep 3, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The 2020 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) will be streamed online on Sept. 23 the organization announced on Wednesday. The event will honor Attorney General William Barr.

New York bishops urge Cuomo to remember the poor

Sep 3, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The bishops of New York have spoken out against proposed cuts in the New York State budget, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to add further burdens to the state’s poor and vulnerable in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Pope Francis says Amazon synod was for discernment, not fighting on married priests

Sep 3, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- Pope Francis did not approve a proposal to ordain married men in the Amazon region because the idea was discussed, and even argued about, but not prayerfully discerned at a 2019 synod of bishops, according to notes from the pope included in an article published Thursday in the Catholic periodical La Civiltà Cattolica.

New York parish anti-racism pledge prompts controversy

Sep 3, 2020 - 11:26 am .- A New York priest said his parish added a “pledge for racial justice” to Masses as part of its anti-racism initiatives, and that no one at the parish is required to participate in it. While video of the pledge has been the subject of criticism in the media and from some Catholics, the Archdiocese of New York has not commented on the matter.

Spend Labor Day in solidarity with the poor, US bishops say

Sep 3, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference is encouraging solidarity, charity and compassion for low-income and essential workers during the upcoming Labor Day festivities in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kamala Harris quizzed judicial nominees over Christian adoption and faith values

Sep 3, 2020 - 09:10 am .- Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris questioned a judicial nominee over his affiliation with a Christian adoption agency, and another about briefs he wrote for religious liberty lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate. She also questioned another nominee because he had been endorsed by a Texas pro-life organization.

Vatican official: Human fraternity is the Christian response to identity politics

Sep 3, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has argued that as tribalism and identity politics increase, the Catholic Church should cooperate with other religions to promote human fraternity.

Pope Francis sends condolences after death of Cardinal Simonis

Sep 3, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis offered his condolences Thursday after Dutch Cardinal Adrianus Simonis died at the age of 88.

Pope Francis: science and faith together can protect environment

Sep 3, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis said Thursday that science and faith together can help humanity to overcome ecological crises. 

'I hope to be able to inspire': Meet Australia's 36-year-old ambassador to the Holy See

Sep 3, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Australia’s new ambassador to the Holy See is a 36-year-old mother of two with a passion for youth outreach. 

German Catholic bishop criticizes ‘Synodal Way’ draft text on role of women

Sep 3, 2020 - 05:00 am .- A Catholic bishop has sharply criticized a text produced by the German Church’s “Synodal Way” forum on the role of women.

Catholic students offer support after arson at University of Delaware Jewish center

Sep 3, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark, Delaware was damaged by arson in the late evening hours of Aug. 25. The building, which serves Jewish students of the University of Delaware, was unoccupied at the time, and no one was hurt.

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