Archive of September 23, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 23, 2020

Call to evangelize highlighted at virtual Guadalupe pilgrimage

Sep 23, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- Organizers of the first international virtual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe said the social media livestream of the event reached more than 3 million people, including 106 groups.

Louisville archbishop pleads for justice and peace after Breonna Taylor decision

Sep 23, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- After a controversial grand jury decision regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville called for unity to work for racial justice and to combat racism, while many in the city of Louisville braced for protests. 

Pastor urges prayer, forgiveness after Florida man tries to burn down Catholic church

Sep 23, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Police are searching for a man who broke into a Catholic church in Florida on Friday and tried to burn it down. The church’s pastor in a Sept. 20 video urged prayers for the man and thanked God that the church survived the attack. 

Vatican Cardinal Tagle recovers from coronavirus

Sep 23, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation, has reportedly recovered from the coronavirus. 

Archbishop Hebda: Minnesota priest’s coronavirus homily ‘inappropriate’

Sep 23, 2020 - 01:20 pm .- The Archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis has said that priests should not “present medical or scientific speculation” in their homilies, in response to a controversial homily on the coronavirus pandemic preached by Minnesota priest Fr. Robert Altier, which has become widely circulated on social media.

Trump, Barr, Barron speak at National Catholic Prayer breakfast

Sep 23, 2020 - 11:50 am .- Attorney General William Barr warned of “a new orthodoxy that is actively hostile to religion” in his remarks to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday. 

Mexico investigating alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Sep 23, 2020 - 11:01 am .- Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom hysterectomies were allegedly performed without their full consent, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Trump announces 'Born Alive' executive order for abortion survivors

Sep 23, 2020 - 10:40 am .- President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced an executive order that would require medical care be given to infants who are born alive after failed abortion attempts.

Pope Francis blesses bell that will ring out in defence of unborn

Sep 23, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis blessed a large bell Wednesday that Polish Catholics hope will ring out in the defence of unborn life.

Quebec religious leaders decry heightened coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship

Sep 23, 2020 - 09:01 am .- Religious leaders in the Canadian province of Quebec are speaking out against tightening COVID-19 restrictions in certain areas, which they say treat worship services more strictly than physically comparable entities like cinemas and theaters. 

British prime minister’s son baptized a Catholic

Sep 23, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The son of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was baptized a Catholic earlier this month, the Diocese of Westminster said Tuesday.

Amy Coney Barrett and 'building the Kingdom of God'

Sep 23, 2020 - 07:45 am .- Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been the subject of renewed criticism regarding her Catholic faith, following reports that she is a leading candidate for President Donald Trump’s nomination to fill the current Supreme Court vacancy.

University of Iowa 'targeted' Christian group, lawyers argue

Sep 23, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Lawyers representing a Christian group kicked off of a college campus over its religious beliefs have said they are confident after making their case in court Tuesday. They argue that the University of Iowa targeted the group Business Leaders in Christ, and violated their own policies in doing so.

Pope Francis: Subsidiarity means everyone has a role in healing society

Sep 23, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is worried that large pharmaceutical companies are listened to more than front-line healthcare workers in pandemic recovery and that the Catholic principle of subsidiarity is the solution.

More than 130 Colorado doctors, scientists support late-term abortion ban 

Sep 23, 2020 - 04:06 am .- More than 130 medical professionals and scientists in Colorado have signed a letter in support of Proposition 115, a ballot measure seeking to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Know some excellent parishes of the pandemic? There's an award for that

Sep 23, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Parish Excellence Awards this year are specifically focused on innovation during the pandemic

The medieval carpentry techniques used in Notre Dame cathedral rebuild

Sep 23, 2020 - 12:00 am .- After fire toppled the iconic spire and destroyed the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France in April 2009, heated debates ensued about whether the reconstruction should use the church’s original design, or use a more modern design and technique.

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