Archive of October 2, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 2, 2020

New Jersey bill would preserve abortion protections, even if Roe overturned

Oct 2, 2020 - 05:26 pm .- As change on the US Supreme Court puts the future of legal abortion in doubt, some political leaders in New Jersey are seeking to strengthen and expand legal abortion through proposed state legislation.

Notre Dame president tests positive for COVID-19

Oct 2, 2020 - 04:09 pm .- Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, has tested positive for coronavirus, the university said in an email to students Oct. 2.

Joe Biden's Catholic radio ads tout Catholic faith, stay silent on abortion

Oct 2, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will launch an ad campaign this month touting the candidate’s Catholic faith in television commercials in a spot that will run on Catholic radio stations in swing states.

Abortion 'most directly attacks life', Grand Island bishop teaches

Oct 2, 2020 - 03:13 pm .- Though there are many affronts to life, from conception to death, the violence of abortion is the most direct attack on life, Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt of Grand Island wrote on Thursday.

Becciu accused of sending Vatican funds to Australia during Pell trial

Oct 2, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Italian media have reported allegations that Cardinal Angelo Becciu transferred several hundred thousand euros from Vatican accounts to an account in Australia during the trial of Cardinal George Pell. 

Carlo Acutis raises question: What does it mean if a saint's body is 'incorrupt'?

Oct 2, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The opening of the tomb of Carlo Acutis in Assisi has sparked interest in the phenomenon of incorruptibility. But what exactly is it?

Catholic groups urge US to accept more refugees in 2021

Oct 2, 2020 - 11:01 am .- The U.S. State Department informed Congress this week that the U.S. anticipates 15,000 refugees to be admitted and resettled during fiscal year 2021, the lowest number allowed since 1980. Catholic groups told CNA that they believe the U.S. can and should accept more refugees in 2021, rather than fewer.

New Jersey diocese declares bankruptcy

Oct 2, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, announced on Thursday that it is filing for bankruptcy, the second Catholic diocese to do so on that same day.

A new church in Cuba after years of persecution

Oct 2, 2020 - 10:01 am .- The recent construction and dedication of a church building in Cuba represents a “small miracle”, according to the Claretian priest who led the project for years.

Vatican official tells UN: Women deserve better than abortion

Oct 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A female Vatican official told the United Nations Thursday that resources that could be invested in basic healthcare, nutrition, and sanitation for impoverished women are instead allotted to reproductive health and “so-called new rights.”

Trump, Biden pitch to Catholics at annual Al Smith Dinner

Oct 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Hours before President Donald Trump announced that he had contracted the coronavirus, the president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden offered remarks at a virtual Al Smith Dinner Thursday evening, with each making a pitch to Catholic voters.

Catholic diocese in Vietnam builds new seminary amid rising vocations

Oct 2, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A diocese in northern Vietnam is expanding its seminary in response to an increasing number of priestly vocations.

Be faithful to Christ, Pope Francis urges new Swiss Guard recruits

Oct 2, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis Friday met with the 38 new recruits of the Swiss Guard, who will be sworn-in Oct. 4, encouraging them to be faithful to Christ.

Australian professor and French philosopher win Ratzinger Prize

Oct 2, 2020 - 04:00 am .- An Australian professor and a French philosopher were named the winners of this year’s Ratzinger Prize Oct. 1.

Andrea Bocelli will release album based on faith, hope, and love

Oct 2, 2020 - 12:00 am .- Opera singer Andrea Bocelli announced Wednesday that he will launch on Nov. 13 “Believe,” an album based on the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.

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