Archive of September 29, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 29, 2020

People of Praise hacked before Amy Coney Barrett nomination

Sep 29, 2020 - 08:50 pm .- Days before Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the Supreme Court, the website of the People of Praise was hacked. The hack breached the membership database of the charismatic community, in which Barrett and her family are reportedly members.

Nigerian priest, kidnapped for a second time in two years, has been released

Sep 29, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Gunmen kidnapped a Catholic priest in Nigeria’s Delta State on Saturday, the second kidnapping that same priest has experienced since 2018. The kidnappers released him Tuesday, though it is not yet clear whether the kidnappers were paid a ransom.

'A consensus-builder': Amy Coney Barrett's legal rulings

Sep 29, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is a “consensus-builder” who will apply the law as written without consulting her own religious beliefs, according to her colleagues and fellow lawyers.

San Francisco to allow up to 100 people at indoor worship services

Sep 29, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The office of San Francisco's mayor announced Tuesday that places of worship will be permitted to hold services indoors at 25% capacity, up to 100 people, beginning Wednesday.

'Virus' of anti-Catholicism behind criticism of Amy Coney Barrett, says Chaput

Sep 29, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Criticism of Amy Coney Barrett is part of a “virus” of anti-Catholic “bigotry,” retired Archbishop Charles Chaput said on Monday. The archbishop warned that public attacks on the Supreme Court nominee’s faith constitute a wider threat to religious liberty.

Cardinal Becciu's lawyer resigns over social media photos

Sep 29, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The lawyer representing Cardinal Angelo Becciu has resigned over criticism of his social media activities. Ivano Iai, who had been handling legal and media matters for the cardinal and his family, announced that he had withdrawn from the case after criticism of pictures posted on social media.

English Catholic bishops lament attacks on civilians in Cameroon

Sep 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Catholic bishops in England appealed Monday for an end to human rights abuses in Cameroon. 

Cardinal Burke: Biden should not receive Holy Communion

Sep 29, 2020 - 01:02 pm .- Cardinal Raymond Burke, a canon lawyer and formerly the prefect of the Church’s highest court, has said that Catholic politicians supporting abortion should not receive Holy Communion, including pro-choice Catholic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Catholics in Belarus ask St. Michael the Archangel’s intercession for end to crisis

Sep 29, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Amid strife in their country, Catholics in Belarus held a Mass Tuesday with a revered statue of St. Michael the Archangel praying for an end to the persecution of the Church in Belarus and a resolution to the socio-political crisis.

Arizona pot proposal takes a hit with pushback from Catholic bishops

Sep 29, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Arizona bishops have registered their opposition to a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, saying it would be harmful to families and children.

Catholic service organizations ask Congress to pass new COVID relief bill

Sep 29, 2020 - 10:57 am .- Leaders of Catholic organizations in the United States have called on members of Congress to set aside political differences and pass a new COVID-19 relief package to alleviate the hardships caused by the ongoing pandemic.

Vatican official hails ‘positive’ results of China deal amid report that Holy See delegation is heading to Beijing

Sep 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A Vatican official hailed the “positive” results of the Holy See’s provisional agreement with China Tuesday amid reports that a Holy See delegation is heading to Beijing to extend the deal.

Pope Francis names leading physicist to pontifical academy

Sep 29, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis appointed the director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Tuesday to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.  

Denver bishops ask Hispanic voters to support 22-week abortion ban

Sep 29, 2020 - 12:14 am .- The bishops of the Archdiocese of Denver are calling on the local Hispanic community to support Proposition 115, a ballot measure to ban abortion after 22 weeks in the state of Colorado.

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