Archive of September 24, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 24, 2020

Experts push back on criticism of Amy Coney Barrett's 'covenant' agreement

Sep 24, 2020 - 06:30 pm .- Legal experts have pushed back after a Catholic commentator said it is reasonable for the Senate to question potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s membership in the People of Praise, a charismatic covenant community based in South Bend, Indiana.

Bishop urges US House to support immigrant, refugee 'essential workers'

Sep 24, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- The chair of the US bishops’ migration committee emphasized the importance of immigrant workers in testimony submitted to a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held Wednesday.

Louisville's Archbishop Kurtz praying for police officers shot during protests

Sep 24, 2020 - 04:07 pm .- The Archbishop of Louisville said Thursday he is praying for two police officers who were shot Wednesday night, and he urged peace and non-violence in a city that has seen escalating protests after a grand jury decision in the case of Breonna Taylor.

Colombian bishops pray for victims of two new massacres

Sep 24, 2020 - 03:56 pm .- The Colombian Bishops’ Conference this week offered prayers and voiced “deep sorrow” over two new massacres in the country in recent days.

Uyghur detention centers in Xinjiang expanding, researchers find

Sep 24, 2020 - 02:08 pm .- Researchers at an Australian think tank have found that re-education camps for Muslims in China's Xinjiang region have expanded in the past year, despite government claims that most detainees had been released.

Bishop Paprocki: We must weigh cost of 'extraordinary' shutdowns

Sep 24, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- In an essay published this month, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois argued that months-long lockdowns in response to the coronavirus are an extraordinary means of saving life, and are therefore not morally obligatory and should not be coerced by the state.

Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu resigns from office and 'rights' of cardinals

Sep 24, 2020 - 12:32 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who until today was prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has resigned from that office and from the rights extended to members of the College of Cardinals.

Conference highlights 'forgotten' persecuted Christians

Sep 24, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- Religious and political leaders warned that persecuted Christians were at risk of being forgotten, during a summit Wednesday, and highlighted the situations in Nigeria and Turkey. 

Bishop Michael Bransfield: I do not want to 'do battle' with successor

Sep 24, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Retired West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield told CNA Thursday that he is retired, wants to stay retired, and does not want to “do battle” with his successor, after Bishop Mark Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston called an apology from Bransfield, “self-serving” and “lacking in any contrition.”

Archbishop John Myers, retired Newark archbishop, dead at 79

Sep 24, 2020 - 11:08 am .- Archbishop John J Myers, emeritus archbishop of Newark, has died at 79.

Knights of Columbus organize novena for Respect Life Month

Sep 24, 2020 - 11:01 am .- The Knights of Columbus announced Tuesday a “Novena for the Cause of Life” as part of Respect Life Month, observed in October.

Carlo Acutis beatification will be a 17-day celebration in Assisi

Sep 24, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Assisi is celebrating the beatification of computer programming teen Carlo Acutis in October with more than two weeks of liturgies and events that the bishop hopes will be an evangelizing force for young people. 

Catholic religious sister and migrant advocate named one of 2020's 'Most Influential People'

Sep 24, 2020 - 09:01 am .- Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus and executive director of Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley, this week was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2020.

St. John Paul II relic stolen amid church robberies in Italy

Sep 24, 2020 - 08:00 am .- This week a relic of St. Pope John Paul II was stolen from a cathedral in central Italy, while a church in Sicily was also robbed and the Eucharist desecrated.

‘Respect for life is eroded ever more’: Dutch Cardinal Eijk on euthanasia’s ‘slippery slope’

Sep 24, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A Dutch cardinal has said that the Netherlands shows that once euthanasia is legalized safeguards are slowly but inevitably abandoned.

Mom of Carlo Acutis: Teen computer whiz was an ‘influencer’ for God

Sep 24, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Venerable Carlo Acutis, who will be beatified in Assisi Oct. 10, is an example of a teen who used the internet to “influence” people to draw closer to God, his mother said.

House passes bill to fight import of goods from Uyghur labor camps

Sep 24, 2020 - 12:48 am .- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure goods sold in the U.S. are not made with forced labor in Uyghur Muslim internment camps in China’s Xinjiang region.

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