Archive of October 5, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 5, 2020

Aid to the Church in Need providing aid to nuns in poverty during pandemic

Oct 5, 2020 - 10:00 pm .- The Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is providing aid to nearly 70 religious communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo facing extreme poverty due to the coronavirus crisis.

Cardinal Pell accuser denies Becciu bribery allegations

Oct 5, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- The accuser of Cardinal George Pell has denied he was bribed into making allegations of abuse against the cardinal, after Italian media have reported the allegation that Cardinal Angelo Becciu might have wired money to Australia as a bribe during Pell’s trial.

US Catholic bishops announce candidates for committee chairs

Oct 5, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates to fill the eight vacancies for committee chairs.

Majority of Camden diocese abuse claims left unprocessed amid bankruptcy filing

Oct 5, 2020 - 03:19 pm .- The Diocese of Camden filed for bankruptcy last week, leaving abuse settlements unpaid for about two-thirds of the alleged victims who have come forward, according to court documents.

Supreme Court judges say Obergefell a 'problem' for religious liberty

Oct 5, 2020 - 01:45 pm .- Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito on Monday said that the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling is already posing problems for religious freedom.

Analysis: What we don’t know about the Becciu-Pell allegations - yet

Oct 5, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Late last week, multiple Italian newspapers reported that Cardinal Angelo Becciu has been accused of sending 700,000 euros of Vatican funds to Australia during Cardinal George Pell’s trail on charges of sexual abuse. 

Analysis: Cardinal Becciu is accused of setting up Pell. But facts are few

Oct 5, 2020 - 12:29 pm .- When an allegation against a high-ranking churchman makes its way from Vatican-watchers to Italian newspapers to American headlines in just a matter of days, it’s a safe bet the story will have something to do with sex.

Priest in NJ, former prep school chaplain, charged with endangering students

Oct 5, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Fr. Salvatore DiStefano, a former boys' prep school chaplain in New Jersey, was charged Thursday with use of children to commit a crime, and child endangerment.

US bishops welcome 'profound and beautiful' Fratelli tutti

Oct 5, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The bishops of the United States have praised the release of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, calling it a “profound and beautiful” treatment of human dignity. 

Enrico Crasso defends management of Vatican investments

Oct 5, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Enrico Crasso, a longtime investment manager for the Vatican, has defended his stewardship of Church funds controlled by the Secretariat of State, saying investement he made were “no secret.” 

Bishop Burbidge preaches on human dignity and natural law at Red Mass

Oct 5, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington preached on the sanctity of of life and universal human dignity at the annual “Red Mass” to mark the opening of the judicial year in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

Pope Francis fills committee to monitor internal Vatican financial decisions

Oct 5, 2020 - 06:45 am .- Pope Francis on Monday named Cardinal Kevin Farrell president of a committee to monitor internal Vatican financial decisions which fall outside of new accountability norms.

Pope Francis: Business management requires fair and clear conduct, not corruption

Oct 5, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis told a group of investment bankers Monday that fair conduct and transparency are essential in the field of finance.

'They inspire us every day': Carmelite sisters serve women with disabilities in new home

Oct 5, 2020 - 03:01 am .- When asked what life is like in a new home for women with intellectual disabilities, run by the Carmelite sisters in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Sr. M. Rose Therese laughs affectionately.

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