Archive of September 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 15, 2020

West coast Catholic charities prep for long-haul recovery from wildfires

Sep 15, 2020 - 05:11 pm .- In areas prone to wildfires, there are three evacuation warning levels.

Catholic aid groups decry court decision that allows deportations

Sep 15, 2020 - 04:54 pm .- Catholic aid groups are expressing disappointment at a recent court decision that furthers the end of temporary protected status for immigrants from certain countries, saying that ending TPS will likely lead to the separation of thousands of families.

‘Catholics for Biden’ co-chairs include pro-choice defenders of abortion protections

Sep 15, 2020 - 03:15 pm .- The Biden campaign announced on Monday a panel of co-chairs for its “Catholics for Biden” outreach. Among the Catholics chairing Biden’s Catholic coalition are several politicians who have advocated for laws permitting or promoting abortion, along with the former head of the U.S. bishops’ global relief organization.

Catholic bishops in California launch initiative to tackle racism

Sep 15, 2020 - 02:21 pm .- The California bishops met Wednesday African American Catholic leaders to begin a year-long initiative meant better to understand and combat racism.

US Commission: Vatican-China deal should focus on religious freedom

Sep 15, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- Religious freedom must be the result of any renewed Vatican agreement with China, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom emphasized on Tuesday, noting that underground Catholics in the country remained “persecuted.”

Texas senator calls for investigation of Netflix over 'Cuties'

Sep 15, 2020 - 12:25 pm .- US Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, is among those who have called for an investigation into Netflix over its release of Cuties, a French independent film that he said sexualizes young girls.

US moves to block imports made in China concentration camps

Sep 15, 2020 - 11:15 am .- The Department of Homeland Security has moved to block the import of products made with forced labor in detention camps in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.

Pro-life lawyers oppose bill to legalize abortion in Dominican Republic

Sep 15, 2020 - 10:58 am .- A group of pro-life lawyers in the Dominican Republic have called on lawmakers to reject a bill legalizing abortion in certain cases. They say the proposal would violate the country’s ban on the death penalty.

ICE declines comment on allegations of hysterectomies without consent in detention centers

Sep 15, 2020 - 09:32 am .- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has declined to comment on allegations that hysterectomies were performed on detained immigrant women without their full consent.

Catholic priest stabbed to death in Italy known for his care of ‘the least’

Sep 15, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A 51-year-old priest was found dead from knife wounds Tuesday near his parish in the city of Como, Italy.

Taiwan foreign ministry: Vatican-China deal will not affect diplomatic recognition

Sep 15, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it has received assurances from the Vatican regarding the renewal of the Vatican-China deal.

Catholic archbishop appeals decision to block him at Belarus border over ‘invalid’ passport

Sep 15, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A Catholic archbishop has appealed to the interior ministry of Belarus after border authorities said he was prevented from returning to his homeland because his passport was “invalid.”

This feast day celebrates a miraculous image of Mary once lost for 13 centuries

Sep 15, 2020 - 05:45 am .- A basilica in Italy marks the spot of a bloody episode in early Church history, and is home to an image of Mary once lost in the hills for centuries.

Advocacy group aims to show Biden agenda 'anti-Catholic' in swing states

Sep 15, 2020 - 05:00 am .- A political advocacy group led by Catholics said Tuesday it has launched a campaign to reach Catholic voters in swing states to call attention to presidential candidate Joe Biden’s policy on issues of importance to Catholics, and a record of public service the group called “anti-Catholic.”

Spanish bishops call for palliative care instead of euthanasia and assisted suicide

Sep 15, 2020 - 01:00 am .- In response to an assisted suicide bill that could soon be passed in Spain, the Spanish bishops’ conference called Monday for a palliative care law, saying that “there are no patients that cannot be cared for, even if they are incurable.”

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