Archive of September 4, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 4, 2020

‘Catholics for Biden’ claims Democratic candidate shares pope’s priorities

Sep 4, 2020 - 06:35 pm .- The Catholic voter outreach of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has launched its 2020 efforts, telling Catholics that Biden’s priorities align with those of Pope Francis, despite the nominee’s support for federal funding of abortions.

SF archbishop: City’s worship restrictions show ‘callous unconcern’ for spiritual needs

Sep 4, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said Friday that the city’s current restrictions on public worship— which prohibit indoor services of any kind, as opposed to other entities such as retail which have been allowed to reopen indoor operations— show “callous unconcern” for people’s spiritual needs.

Federal court upholds injunction against Trump admin’s Title X rules in Maryland  

Sep 4, 2020 - 05:20 pm .- A federal court of appeals this week ruled against the Trump administration’s requirement that Title X recipients may not perform or refer for abortions.

English bishop prays for canonization of Manchester nun Elizabeth Prout

Sep 4, 2020 - 04:34 pm .- An English bishop has encouraged Catholics to pray for the canonization of Mother Elizabeth Prout - a 19th-century religious sister who cared for the “most abandoned” of the Industrial Revolution in Manchester.

Scotland's Hate Crime Bill garners large consultation

Sep 4, 2020 - 03:32 pm .- Nearly 2,000 submissions have been made to the Scottish Parliament in the course of a 12-week public consultation on a hate crime bill proposed by the government.

Chinese doctor says she participated in 'ethnic cleansing' of Uyghurs

Sep 4, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- A Uyghur woman who worked as a doctor in China has told a British news network that she participated in forced abortions and sterilizations at the behest of the Chinese government. 

Princeton legal scholar says Biden pledge to codify Roe is ‘disgraceful’

Sep 4, 2020 - 09:30 am .- A pledge by Joe Biden to codify Roe v Wade into federal law is “disgraceful,” a Catholic law professor has said, and argued that the 1973 Supreme Court decision that imposed an abortion “regime” on the country must be reversed.

New Hampshire sued over Catholic schools tuition policy

Sep 4, 2020 - 08:40 am .- A New Hampshire family has filed suit against the state after a town tuition program refused to pay for their grandson’s Catholic school education. The suit claims that the terms of the program violate religious discrimination laws and go against a recent Supreme Court ruling.

Two religious sisters in Mozambique still missing after Islamist attack

Sep 4, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Two religious sisters in Mozambique are still unaccounted for three weeks after militants linked to the Islamic State seized control of the port city of Mocimboa da Praia.

Cardinal: Pandemic may have accelerated secularization of Europe by 10 years

Sep 4, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A cardinal has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic may have accelerated the secularization of Europe by 10 years. 

Cardinal Parolin in Lebanon: The Church, Pope Francis are with you after Beirut explosion

Sep 4, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin told Lebanese Catholics at a Mass in Beirut Thursday that Pope Francis is close to them, and praying for them, during their time of suffering

Pope Francis: Economics should not ‘sacrifice human dignity to the idols of finance’

Sep 4, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis told heads of state and business leaders Friday that human dignity and “ecological conversion” ought to shape the future of Europe’s economy. 

Europe’s Catholic bishops back archbishop blocked from returning to Belarus

Sep 4, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Catholic bishops across Europe have expressed support for an archbishop who was refused entry to his homeland of Belarus. 

Catholics thank drug company for switching to ethical polio vaccine

Sep 4, 2020 - 12:37 am .- Catholic leaders in the U.S. have welcomed the news that one of the world’s biggest vaccine producers has decided to discontinue a polio vaccine derived from an abortion fetal cell line.

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