Archive of September 25, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 25, 2020

Iraqi archbishop who preserves historic manuscripts nominated for Sakharov Prize

Sep 25, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has been nominated for the Sakharov Prize for his work to preserve hundreds of historic manuscripts from destruction by the Islamic State in 2014.

Vandal takes baseball bat to Catholic seminary in Texas, but none harmed

Sep 25, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- A man who wielded a baseball bat on the grounds of a Catholic seminary in Texas damaged a crucifix and several doors, but caused no harm to seminary students. The seminary asked for prayers for the unknown perpetrator and warned against a rush to judgment.

President Trump plans to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Sep 25, 2020 - 04:20 pm .- President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett Saturday to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Black Pentecostal leaders: Amy Coney Barrett 'persecuted' for charismatic faith

Sep 25, 2020 - 03:15 pm .- A letter released Friday by Black Pentecostal and charismatic Christian leaders has decried criticisms of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s charismatic Catholicism, ahead of her possible appointment to the Supreme Court.

NI health department warns of risks of unregulated at-home medical abortion

Sep 25, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Northern Ireland's Department of Health told a Belfast daily on Friday that women who self-administer medical abortions at home are at risk.

In UN message, Pope Francis decries abortion and family breakdown

Sep 25, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Pope Francis told the United Nations Friday that denying the existence of human life in the womb through abortion does not solve problems.

US ambassador issues religious freedom warning at UN event

Sep 25, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The U.S. religious freedom ambassador has warned against governments using the pandemic to crack down on religious minorities, in remarks on Friday during the United Nations General Assembly.

Bishops in US emphasize importance of life, Church teaching in voting guidances

Sep 25, 2020 - 12:17 pm .- As election day looms, Catholic bishops throughout the country are issuing pastoral guidance on how Catholics should think about their vote, emphasizing the preeminent importance of “life issues” and Church teaching.

Polish president discusses ‘promotion of the family’ with Pope Francis

Sep 25, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Polish President Andrzej Duda met with Pope Francis Friday during his first official trip abroad since his narrow election victory in July.

Analysis: The Becciu resignation, a beginning not an end

Sep 25, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The fall of Cardinal Angelo Becciu comes after nearly two years of reporting placing him at the center of several different, overlapping Vatican financial scandals.

Cardinal Becciu says he did not commit crimes, welcomes chance to ‘explain’

Sep 25, 2020 - 10:45 am .- The day after he was forced to resign from his Vatican job and to give up his rights as a cardinal, Angelo Becciu defended his actions and said he “is ready” to explain if called on by Vatican judicial authorities.

Archbishop Naumann emphasizes preeminence of right to life

Sep 25, 2020 - 10:01 am .- The “preeminence” of the right to life is the teaching of the Church, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair stated ahead of October’s observance as Respect Life Month.

New details emerge about Cardinal Becciu’s management of Vatican finances

Sep 25, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Following his resignation yesterday, new reports reveal details of how Cardinal Angelo Becciu managed Vatican financial affairs, developing a story CNA first broke last year.

What does it mean for Becciu to lose his rights as a cardinal?

Sep 25, 2020 - 07:15 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday night that Cardinal Angelo Becciu had resigned from the rights extended to members of the College of Cardinals, but it did not specify which rights the cardinal had lost.

Cardinal Pell thanks Pope Francis after Cardinal Becciu resigns

Sep 25, 2020 - 06:45 am .- Cardinal George Pell thanked Pope Francis Friday following the dramatic resignation of Vatican Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Germany’s Catholic bishops agree on uniform compensation system for abuse victims

Sep 25, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Germany’s Catholic bishops agreed this week to a uniform system for compensation payments to abuse survivors.

Sainthood cause being considered for priest who left ‘indelible mark’ on Michigan 

Sep 25, 2020 - 04:00 am .- It is hard to overstate the impact Fr. Gabriel Richard, a French missionary priest, had on the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit, in particular.

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