Archive of September 17, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 17, 2020

Italian bishops' conference newspaper defends Netflix's 'Cuties'

Sep 17, 2020 - 07:25 pm .- According to L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference, those who have criticized the controversial French movie "Cuties," released by Netflix last week "have not seen it or have really limited themselves to the poster. Otherwise they have not understood it or have looked at it with the wrong eyes."

Amarillo diocese disavows Fr. Frank Pavone statements, requests prayer

Sep 17, 2020 - 05:15 pm .- The Diocese of Amarillo has spoken out about election-related comments from Fr. Frank Pavone, the national director of the pro-life group Priests for Life, and asked prayers for the priest.

Why priests don't endorse candidates: Experts respond to FEC chair

Sep 17, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- In an interview Wednesday, the chairman of the Federal Election Commission accused Catholic bishops of “hiding” behind the Church’s tax exempt status instead of backing political candidates, and insisted that priests and lay Catholics have a “right” to conduct political activity on parish premises. 

El Paso cathedral vandal charged with criminal mischief

Sep 17, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A man has been charged after he decapitated a statue of Christ in El Paso, while the NYPD is looking for a man who threw a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe into the sidewalk outside a church in Brooklyn.

San Francisco archbishop: Worshipers should be treated equally during the pandemic

Sep 17, 2020 - 03:25 pm .- The archbishop of San Francisco penned an op-ed in the Washington Post this week citing the First Amendment as he called for city officials to relax the current restrictions on public worship, which are some of the strictest in the country.

Analysis: How a papal handshake became an ‘extraordinary turning point’ for LGBT activists 

Sep 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, reported yesterday that Pope Francis "at the end of an audience" greeted a group of some 40 people, some of whom identify as LGBT, along with their parents.

Analysis: China and the Vatican - What if the US recognizes Taiwan?

Sep 17, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- A dramatic diplomatic maneuver from the Trump administration could strengthen Rome’s hand with China, and rebalance the relationship between all three powers. The pivot point is Taiwan.

Irish priest refuses submission to Vatican's doctrinal propositions

Sep 17, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- Fr. Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist priest from Ireland who was barred from public ministry by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has declined to submit to four doctrinal propositions as a condition of returning to ministry.

'Expedited' investigation ordered over alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Sep 17, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The acting director of U.S. immigration services has ordered an expedited investigation into allegations that hysterectomies were performed on immigrant women in federal custody without their full consent. 

‘I will die with them and for them’: Franciscan friar who survived Syrian War dies of COVID-19

Sep 17, 2020 - 11:00 am .- When asked by his superior if he wanted to leave Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War, Fr. Edward Tamer replied that he would remain with the people “to die with them and for them.”

Pope Francis' new prayer card features grandmother and grandchild from Romania

Sep 17, 2020 - 09:32 am .- Pope Francis’ newest prayer card, which he hands out to the people he meets, features a grandmother and grandchild from his trip to Romania in early summer 2019.

Pope Francis thanks sick and elderly priests for proclaiming Gospel of life

Sep 17, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis thanked sick and elderly priests for their quiet witness to the Gospel Thursday in a message that conveyed the sanctifying value of frailty and suffering. 

Beatification cause opened for spiritual son of Padre Pio

Sep 17, 2020 - 07:00 am .- An Italian archbishop has opened the cause for beatification of a Capuchin friar and spiritual son of St. Padre Pio.

China-linked hackers accused of targeting Vatican network weeks before deal renewal

Sep 17, 2020 - 06:10 am .- State-sponsored hackers targeted Vatican computer networks just weeks before the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See is due to be renewed, according to a report released Tuesday.

Archbishop Gänswein ‘better’ and grateful for prayers after hospitalization

Sep 17, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Archbishop Georg Gänswein is expected to leave hospital Thursday. 

Catholic shrine rector: Mary’s joy is ‘antidote to fear’

Sep 17, 2020 - 01:00 am .- Sharing in Mary’s joy is “the greatest antidote to fear and anxiety,” the outgoing rector of England’s national Marian shrine said Saturday. 

Charlotte Diocese opens new seminary to serve growing Catholic population

Sep 17, 2020 - 12:02 am .- As the number of Catholics in the Diocese of Charlotte continues to rise, Bishop Peter Jugis opened a new seminary this week to help prepare future priests in the area.

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