Archive of September 16, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 16, 2020

Listen to Black community to build pro-life consensus, Black pro-life leader says

Sep 16, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Pro-life leaders should prioritize listening and understanding in order to make inroads in the Black community, Black pro-life advocate Benjamin Watson said Tuesday.

Advocacy group hails Israel-Bahrain deal as 'positive step' for Middle East Christians

Sep 16, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- An advocacy group for Christians and other religious minorities living in the Middle East this week praised an agreement between Israel and Bahrain, which comes on the heels of a similar agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Invalidly baptized Oklahoma priest baptized and ‘re-ordained’ 

Sep 16, 2020 - 04:08 pm .- In the second known instance in the United States, a man who believed himself to be a validly baptized Catholic and ordained priest had to “re-receive” all of his sacraments, including ordination, after discovering that his baptism was invalid.

Pennsylvania bishop tells Catholics: Vote with life ‘uppermost in mind’

Sep 16, 2020 - 03:15 pm .- Defense of innocent human life should be “uppermost” in the mind of Catholic voters at election time, the bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has told Catholics in his diocese.

Catholics in Los Angeles invited to prayer and pilgrimage for migrants, refugees

Sep 16, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is inviting Catholics to join in a novena and to watch Masses online this weekend in preparation for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Cardinal Tobin says Biden remarks not 'endorsement' of candidate

Sep 16, 2020 - 01:45 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said on Tuesday that voters could choose Joe Biden in good conscience, and suggested he would have difficulty voting for President Donald Trump.

Apostolic nuncio to Belarus consecrated a bishop

Sep 16, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- The Vatican Secretary of State on Wednesday consecrated as a bishop Ante Jozić, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Belarus in May. Archbishop Jozić was welcomed by the president of the Belarusian bishops' conference, who has been exiled.

El Paso cathedral suffers vandalism attack

Sep 16, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- A vandal destroyed a statue of Jesus at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, the latest in an ongoing series of attacks on churches across the United States. 

Two US Catholic colleges resume Rome study abroad programs

Sep 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- At a time when many universities in the U.S. are only offering online classes this fall, American students from two Catholic colleges arrive in Rome this week to study abroad.

Mincione asks UK court to rule he ‘acted in good faith’ in Vatican deal

Sep 16, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Italian businessman at the center of the Vatican’s London property scandal is asking a British court to rule that he acted in good faith. Lawyers for Raffaele Mincione are arguing that the Holy See is trying to nullify the deal, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to new reports.

Pope Francis to release new encyclical on Oct. 4

Sep 16, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis will release his new encyclical Oct. 4, the Vatican announced Wednesday. 

Pope Francis appoints Maltese bishop as secretary general of Synod of Bishops

Sep 16, 2020 - 06:10 am .- Pope Francis appointed a new secretary general of the Synod of Bishops Wednesday.

Pope Francis prays for ‘witness of charity,’ Catholic priest killed in Italy

Sep 16, 2020 - 05:15 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday led a moment of silent prayer for Fr. Roberto Malgesini, a 51-year-old priest who was stabbed to death in Como, Italy, Sept. 15.

Vatican laments inclusion of ‘reproductive rights’ in UN resolution on coronavirus

Sep 16, 2020 - 03:00 am .- A Vatican representative has said that the inclusion of a reference to “reproductive rights” in a United Nations resolution on combating the coronavirus is “deeply concerning and divisive.”

'Crisis' podcast seeks to help clergy, laity understand abuse scandals 

Sep 16, 2020 - 12:52 am .- A new podcast launched this month out of The Catholic University of America seeks to help laity and clergy better understand and address the problem of abuse within the Church.

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