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Archive of October 1, 2020

Analysis: Two years after McCarrick investigation began, report not yet in sight

Oct 1, 2020 - 10:48 pm .- On October 6, 2018, the Holy See announced a review of its files and archives pertaining to Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington, D.C, who is now laicized and living in disgrace, a known sexual abuser who has offered no public word of repentance.

Diocese of Phoenix seminar stresses conscience formation ahead of election

Oct 1, 2020 - 04:59 pm .- Ahead of the U.S. presidential election, the Diocese of Phoenix is hosting its biennial legislative seminar encouraging Catholics to form their consciences in order to help fulfill their responsibility as citizens.

Florida man charged with arson at Florida Catholic church

Oct 1, 2020 - 03:53 pm .- When sheriff’s deputies set out to arrest the Florida man who is believed to have set fire to a Catholic Church this month, it turned out he was already in jail. Eugenio Rodriguez-Colina was charged Wednesday with arson, but was already incarcerated after being charged days before with shoplifting at a Walmart.

Analysis of Sahel region conflict finds violence rooted in inequality

Oct 1, 2020 - 02:55 pm .- A new report from Catholic Relief Services has found that growing violence in the Sahel region of West Africa has its foundation in economic inequality, creating one of the fastest growing humanitarian crises in the world.

Dolan says Barrett is 'best candidate' for SCOTUS seat

Oct 1, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York called Judge Amy Coney Barrett the “best candidate” for the Supreme Court vacancy, and said she, like her potential predecessor, faces biases due to her sex, family, and faith. 

Tennessee's abortion pill reversal law temporarily blocked

Oct 1, 2020 - 01:07 pm .- A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Tennessee law that requires doctors to inform patients seeking medical abortion that the procedure could be reversed if the patient acts quickly.

Mincione used former Vatican fund to invest in mafia-linked bond managed by Torzi company

Oct 1, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- An investment fund created for the Holy See Secretariat of State to invest Church funds was used to purchase millions in debt products issued by companies, some with alleged mafia links.

Judge upholds Colorado's coronavirus limits on religious gatherings

Oct 1, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- A federal judge on Tuesday denied an injunction sought by a Protestant ministry against Colorado's coronavirus health orders, which limit religious gatherings to 175 persons.

St. Therese Parish in Utah ‘overwhelmed’ with support after statue vandalism

Oct 1, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Two weeks after vandals toppled a statue of St. Therese at a Catholic parish in Utah, the parish said it has been overwhelmed by support and generosity from the Catholic community, both locally and globally, as it celebrates the feast of its patron saint.

Rockville Centre is fourth NY diocese to file for bankruptcy

Oct 1, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, announced it was filing for bankruptcy early Thursday morning, becoming the fourth of the state’s eight Latin Catholic dioceses to do so.

US bishops blast exclusion of Catholic schools in coronavirus aid bill

Oct 1, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned a proposed COVID-19 relief bill that excludes support for children and families enrolled in non-public schools. 

Tomb of Carlo Acutis is opened for veneration ahead of beatification

Oct 1, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The tomb of Venerable Carlo Acutis was opened for public veneration Thursday ahead of the computer-programming teen’s beatification. 

Pompeo and top Vatican diplomats have ‘respectful’ exchange of views on China

Oct 1, 2020 - 08:10 am .- The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Holy See’s top diplomats had a “respectful” exchange of views on China, the Vatican said Thursday. 

Economy prefect says Vatican must be ‘a house of glass’ as 2019 figures released

Oct 1, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy released the 2019 balance sheet for the Roman Curia Thursday.

Vatican diplomats: ‘political correctness’ is hindering religious freedom

Oct 1, 2020 - 06:00 am .- While the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Church to speak out about human rights abuses in China this week, the Vatican’s top diplomats chose to focus their remarks at the same conference on an area of agreement with the current U.S. administration: the necessity of protecting freedom of conscience and religious voices in the public square.

After litigation, new HHS policy ends prohibition on abortion for undocumented minors in federal custody

Oct 1, 2020 - 12:00 am .- Federal officials announced on Tuesday a new policy that will make it possible for undocumented teenage immigrants in federal custody to procure abortions, after nearly three years of litigation regarding the matter.

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