Archive of September 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 8, 2020

Queensland passes law requiring priests to break confessional seal

Sep 8, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- The legislature of the Australian state of Queensland on Tuesday passed a law requiring priests to violate the seal of confession to report known or suspected child sex abuse.

Indian archbishop demands investigation into rotten rice

Sep 8, 2020 - 07:29 pm .- An Indian archbishop has demanded action over a government mistake which has led poor people of Madhya Pradesh to purchase rotten grains from a public distribution system.

A drowning man prayed for help. God sent a floating tiki bar filled with priests.

Sep 8, 2020 - 06:07 pm .- When Jimmy Macdonald found himself floundering in the waters of Lake George in New York next to his tipped kayak, he thought he might die.

Supreme Court could rule soon on abortion pill regulations

Sep 8, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Supreme Court could soon rule on a major abortion case, after the Trump administration appealed to maintain safety regulations of the abortion pill.

Who is Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre?

Sep 8, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- September 8 marks the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For the faithful in Cuba  - and other Hispanic countries - Mary is also venerated on this day under the title Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.

Tabernacle stolen from Canadian Catholic cathedral 

Sep 8, 2020 - 03:38 pm .- The Bishop of St. Catharines, Ontario is appealing for thieves to return the consecrated Host after the tabernacle was stolen from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral on Tuesday.

US military archbishop laments Navy decision to end Masses at San Diego bases

Sep 8, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- The Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA is hoping the U.S. Navy will reconsider its decision to terminate its contracts with Catholic priests in the San Diego area as a cost-saving measure.

Rochester bishop calls for solidarity after Daniel Prude's death

Sep 8, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The Bishop of Rochester said Thursday that news of the death of Daniel Prude, who died in police custody in the upstate New York city last October, is a source of sorrow, and a reminder of the Christian call to solidarity and justice.

Some Illinois dioceses permit reception of Communion on tongue

Sep 8, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The Bishop of Peoria last week permitted priests in his diocese to distribute Communion on the tongue, as the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois have been doing.

Founder of Catholic religious order will be beatified in May

Sep 8, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Vatican has decreed that Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians, will be beatified May 15, 2021, at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.

US bishops: 'Imperative' for Congress to act on COVID relief

Sep 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- As the Senate is expected to consider a pared-down coronavirus relief package this week, the U.S. bishops’ conference is calling for immediate and substantial aid.

Catholic missionary: ‘Secularization’ in the Church threatens Christianity in Europe

Sep 8, 2020 - 11:30 am .- According to a longtime missionary in Africa, Fr. Martin Lasarte, one of the biggest threats to Christianity in Europe is the secularism of the culture entering into the Church. 

Catholic priests kick off first international organ festival at Rome’s Pantheon

Sep 8, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Under the nearly 2,000-year-old dome of Rome’s Pantheon and above the relics of early Christian martyrs, the melodies of Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers are being performed on the organ this month in an effort to use beauty to reconnect people with the mystery of God.

Video series echoes Bishop Olmsted's call 'into the breach'

Sep 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A video series encouraging men to spiritual and moral leadership of their families will be broadcast this week, based upon a call to men from Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Italian president visits Loreto on Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sep 8, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Italian president and a senior Vatican official visited the Holy House of Loreto Tuesday for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pope Francis praises dialogue in conversations with agnostic Slow Food founder

Sep 8, 2020 - 07:30 am .- A book publishing conversations between Pope Francis and Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food organization, highlights the pope’s emphasis on dialogue with others.

Attacks on French churches back to ‘normal’ level after lockdown, say young Catholics

Sep 8, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Attacks on churches in France are back to their “normal” level following a nationwide lockdown, according to an organization led by young Catholics. 

Pope Francis pays tribute to ‘courageous’ cardinal who was close to St. John Paul II

Sep 8, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis paid tribute Monday to a cardinal whose life was intertwined with that of St. John Paul II.

Stuck in Italy: Washington priest trusts in God as he waits to begin U.S. ministry

Sep 8, 2020 - 04:00 am .- New priest César Izquierdo knows God is calling him to serve the Catholic population of central Washington. And with his newly completed degree and an assignment from his bishop, he’s ready. All he needs is a visa.    

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