Archive of September 22, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 22, 2020

Survey: Catholics, like fellow Americans, favor abortion restrictions

Sep 22, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The vast majority of Catholic likely voters – more than 8 in 10 – favor restrictions on abortion, a new poll released this week has found.

US bishops to Trump: 'Enough. Stop these executions'  

Sep 22, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- The Catholic bishops of the United States on Tuesday implored President Donald Trump to halt two federal executions set to take place this week.

Poll: Catholics overwhelmingly concerned about church attacks, oppose ‘defund the police’

Sep 22, 2020 - 01:40 pm .- Eighty-three percent of Catholic likely voters are concerned about attacks on churches in recent months, a new poll has found.

Vatican cardinal: Pope Francis ‘concerned’ about Church in Germany

Sep 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican cardinal said Tuesday that Pope Francis has expressed concern about the Church in Germany.

Xinjiang officials admit large drop in birth rate, attribute it to family planning

Sep 22, 2020 - 12:25 pm .- The government of China's Xinjiang autonomous region has acknowledged that birth rates there fell by nearly a third in 2018, much of which it attributed to “better implementation of family planning policy”.

China restates ‘one China’ policy on Taiwan in question on Vatican talks

Sep 22, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has underscored the country’s insistence that Taiwan not be recognized as a sovereign nation in response to a question on the island democracy’s relations with the Holy See.

Trump to UN: Protect the unborn and religious minorities

Sep 22, 2020 - 11:00 am .- President Trump told world leaders that the United States is committed to “protecting unborn children” in remarks to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from the White House on Tuesday.

Palliative care is not enough -- Catholics must share Christ’s hope, says Vatican

Sep 22, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Palliative care for the dying is important, but medical interventions are not enough; Catholics have a responsibility to be with the suffering and to communicate the hope of Christ, a new Vatican document on euthanasia said Tuesday.

Who is potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett? What you need to know.

Sep 22, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, speculation on who President Donald Trump will nominate to replace her has focused on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 

Vatican official backs initiative to help prevent future pandemics

Sep 22, 2020 - 08:00 am .- In an address to the International Atomic Energy Agency Monday, a Vatican official commended the organization for its preventative efforts to address another global threat: zoonotic diseases that cause pandemics.

Vatican doctrine czar: We've done everything possible to dialogue with Irish priest

Sep 22, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) said Tuesday that the Vatican had “done everything possible to dialogue” with an Irish priest barred from public ministry for his views on the priesthood and sexuality. 

Cardinal Parolin urges UN to return to founding ideals

Sep 22, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Vatican Secretary of State asked the United Nations Monday to return to its founding ideals to protect the common good and the right to life.

‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

Sep 22, 2020 - 05:00 am .- On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called Sr. Clare Crockett. 

Kroger employees allege religious discrimination over 'rainbow' apron

Sep 22, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The federal government is suing the Kroger Company for discrimination after two employees at an Arkansas store were fired for not wearing a symbol they say represents the LGBT cause.

Vatican reaffirms euthanasia is ‘intrinsically evil act,’ calls Catholics to accompany the dying

Sep 22, 2020 - 03:45 am .- In a new document released Tuesday, the Vatican’s doctrinal office reaffirmed the Church’s perennial teaching on the sinfulness of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and recalled the obligation of Catholics to accompany the sick and dying through prayer, physical presence, and the sacraments.

The Lamp: Why these Catholics are creating a print magazine in a digital age

Sep 22, 2020 - 03:01 am .- When Thomas Earnest Bradley wrote and edited The Lamp, a 19th century British Catholic periodical, he did so largely from his cell in debtors’ prison, “that horrible institution that existed in those days.”

Black Catholic leader says Black Lives Matter organization 'ill-equipped to lead'

Sep 22, 2020 - 12:00 am .- A Black Catholic leader said Friday that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is the wrong organization to lead an important movement against racism in the U.S., because, he said, it asserts a relativistic agenda that will cause harm to Black families.

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