Archive of September 18, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 18, 2020

McConnell: Trump Supreme Court nominee ‘will receive a vote’

Sep 18, 2020 - 07:22 pm .- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday night that after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Trump Supreme Court nominee will be voted on for confirmation by the United States Senate.

Catholics respond after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Sep 18, 2020 - 06:55 pm .- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the court for more than 27 years, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 18. She was 87.

Mike Pompeo: Holy See's moral witness needed in China

Sep 18, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human rights situation in China has deteriorated in recent years, and that the “moral witness” of the Vatican in support of religious believers is sorely needed.

Pelosi 'misspoke' on San Francisco Mass attendance, spokesman claims

Sep 18, 2020 - 05:58 pm .- Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office told CNA Friday evening that she “misspoke” when she described  “recently” attending Mass in a San Francisco church, despite the city’s months-long ban on indoor Masses.

Franciscan University honors NET Ministries for ‘strong Christian character’

Sep 18, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- The Franciscan University of Steubenville this week bestowed its highest non-academic award to NET Ministries, a national evangelization program for young people, headquartered in Minnesota.

Cardinal says Syria has been hit with a ‘poverty bomb’

Sep 18, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- After nearly 10 years of war, the Syrian people have now been hit with a “poverty bomb” amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican diplomat said this week.

What does the Catholic Church teach about voting? A CNA Explainer

Sep 18, 2020 - 03:43 pm .- The Church does not dictate to Catholics how they should vote, but it does provide guiding principles for making decisions about voting. This CNA Explainer offers some of those principles.

Biden campaign downplays abortion, 'preeminent priority' of US Catholic bishops

Sep 18, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Catholic supporters of Joe Biden sought to deflect the Democratic candidate’s support for abortion on Thursday by pointing to other issues, despite the U.S. bishops calling it the “preeminent” issue for Catholic voters to consider.

Investigation of 'suspicious fire' at Australian cathedral underway

Sep 18, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- A fire that burned some of the sacristy and part of the roof of St. Carthage’s Cathedral in Lismore, Australia is being investigated as a possible crime, authorities have said.

Dioceses in southern US shut down as Hurricane Sally brings floods

Sep 18, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Dioceses in Florida and Alabama have shut down offices and schools as a large storm has flooded numerous houses and left over half a million people without power.

Online course for Catholic politicians to study Thomas More, John Paul II, Dag Hammarskjöld

Sep 18, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- What do St. Thomas More, St. John Paul II, and Dag Hammarskjöld have in common?

Pelosi says she attended Mass in San Francisco church, despite city health order

Sep 18, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- After San Francisco’s archbishop called on the city to reopen churches for indoor Masses, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he should listen to the “science,” but admitted she had recently attended a church service in the city, possibly in violation of public health orders.

Netflix sees cancelations spike after 'Cuties' controversy

Sep 18, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Controversy surrounding the film “Cuties” has led to Netflix subscribers cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an industry magazine has reported.

Fort Worth Bishop Olson apologizes for ‘horrible effects’ of invalid baptisms

Sep 18, 2020 - 11:20 am .- An Oklahoma City priest who discovered he was invalidly baptized as a child received that invalid sacrament from a deacon in a Texas parish, the bishop of Fort Worth said this week, while encouraging others baptized by the same deacon to contact their pastors to address the situation.

USCCB officials on the ballot for conference leadership role

Sep 18, 2020 - 10:25 am .- Two officials of the U.S. bishops’ conference will be candidates to replace Msgr. Brian Bransfield, the outgoing general secretary of the conference.

Two Vatican officials sign agreement to cooperate on fighting corruption

Sep 18, 2020 - 08:45 am .- The Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and the auditor general signed a memorandum of understanding Friday on the fight against corruption.

German Catholic bishop dismisses cardinal’s fear that ‘Synodal Way’ could lead to split

Sep 18, 2020 - 07:30 am .- The president of the German bishops’ conference dismissed Friday suggestions that the controversial “Synodal Way” could lead to a split in the Church.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Bevard of US Virgin Islands

Sep 18, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Bishop Herbert Bevard of the U.S. Virgin Islands after he was hospitalized and airlifted to the U.S. mainland for medical treatment.

Polish bishops intervene in debate over European treaty on violence against women

Sep 18, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Poland’s bishops have intervened in a debate over whether their country should withdraw from a European treaty on preventing violence against women. 

Young Catholic who greeted Benedict XVI in Britain becomes a priest

Sep 18, 2020 - 01:00 am .- Ten years ago, Paschal Uche greeted Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of young people in his country. Today, he is a Catholic priest.

Spanish cardinal: Passage of euthanasia bill would be 'historic defeat' for society

Sep 18, 2020 - 12:00 am .- The Archbishop of Valencia said Sunday that if Spain’s euthanasia and assisted suicide bill is passed, it would be a "major and historic defeat for all of Spain, for Spanish society."

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