Archive of September 9, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 9, 2020

Omaha priest files $2.1 million defamation suit against archdiocese

Sep 9, 2020 - 06:11 pm .- A priest in Omaha who was removed from ministry in 2018 following claims of boundary violations is suing the Archdiocese of Omaha, saying he was treated unfairly and denied due process.

Bishops preach against racism on feast of St. Peter Claver

Sep 9, 2020 - 05:54 pm .- On the feast of St. Peter Claver, bishops in the U.S. preached on overcoming the sin of racism through God’s grace.

Trump expands list of potential US Supreme Court nominees

Sep 9, 2020 - 05:03 pm .- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced more names of candidates he would nominate to the Supreme Court, despite no current vacancy at the court.

Tabernacle found after theft from Ontario cathedral

Sep 9, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The tabernacle that was stolen earlier this week from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in St. Catharines, Ontario was recovered on Wednesday, September 9.

La Crosse bishop to correct ‘Catholics can’t be Democrats’ priest

Sep 9, 2020 - 03:32 pm .- After a Wisconsin priest said in a viral video that no Catholic can be a Democrat, the priest’s bishop said he will attempt fraternal correction and acknowledged that the priest had inflicted a “wound” upon the Church. A Texas bishop, however, doubled down Wednesday on his support for the priest.

Who was St. Peter Claver?

Sep 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- September 9 marks the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in the 17th century. The U.S. bishops have invited Catholics to observe the day with fasting and prayer for an end to racism in the United States.

Preparations resume for World Youth Day in Portugal

Sep 9, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Preparations for the next World Youth Day have resumed after they were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Newark archdiocese bought second beach house for use by McCarrick

Sep 9, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Months before officials in the Archdiocese of Newark sold a beach house used by former cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual abuse and coercion, the archdiocese bought a second beach house on the Jersey Shore, at which McCarrick reportedly hosted friends and courted donors.

Christian in Pakistan sentenced to death for blasphemy

Sep 9, 2020 - 11:15 am .- A Pakistani court sentenced Asif Pervaiz, a Christian, to death Tuesday on charges of blasphemy.

Catholic Mass will continue at San Diego Navy bases

Sep 9, 2020 - 10:20 am .- Mass has returned to three Naval bases in the San Diego area after the U.S. Navy reversed a decision to end contracts with civilian priests as a cost-saving measure.

Newly arrived American seminarians meet Pope Francis after travel quarantine

Sep 9, 2020 - 09:00 am .- American seminarians met with Pope Francis this week after completing a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon their arrival in Rome.

Italian Cardinal Zuppi urges renewal of adult faith formation after pandemic

Sep 9, 2020 - 07:46 am .- The archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, said he wants to renew adult faith formation in his archdiocese to reach more people and deepen relationships in the period following the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis: Promote the common good to heal wounds of coronavirus crisis

Sep 9, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The wounds inflicted by the coronavirus crisis will only be healed if we put the common good first, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday.

Catholic Mass is taken off the airwaves in Belarus

Sep 9, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A Mass broadcast to Catholics across Belarus has disappeared from the airwaves amid political upheaval following a disputed presidential election. 

How Pius XII treated Jewish orphans after World War II

Sep 9, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Scholars of Pope Pius XII have countered claims that the wartime pope and the Catholic Church hierarchy were complicit in a controversial post-war custody battle over two Jewish orphans who were baptized Christians in France, then hidden from their relatives.

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