Archive of October 6, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 6, 2020

Catholics aim for national unity with Eucharistic and rosary processions

Oct 6, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- After riots and protests came to Kenosha, Wisconsin this summer, Archbishop Jerome Listecki led a Eucharistic procession and rosary in the city on Sunday, hoping to bring peace and healing to a fractured city, through the witness of Jesus Christ.

Diocese asks governor to allow its schools in parts of Brooklyn, Queens to open

Oct 6, 2020 - 05:47 pm .- Catholics schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to permit four schools in areas of Brooklyn and Queens without widespread cases of coronavirus to continue in-person learning.

Green Bay bishop reinstates Sunday Mass dispensation as COVID cases spike

Oct 6, 2020 - 04:32 pm .- Just two weeks after the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance was lifted in the Diocese of Green Bay, Bishop David Ricken has reinstated it, due to sharply rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area.

Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for 'Cuties'

Oct 6, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of “lewd visual material” in the film “Cuties.” The French-produced film drew sustained criticism for its sexualized portrayal of minors when it launched on the streaming service last month.

Sri Lankan cardinal: It is 'sad and unfortunate' that Easter bombing suspects are released

Oct 6, 2020 - 03:13 pm .- A year and a half after church and hotel bombings killed 259 people and injured another 500 in Sri Lanka, five of seven suspects arrested in connection with the attacks have been released by the country’s government.

Catholic bishops in Queensland aim to educate on sanctity of life

Oct 6, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The bishops of the five dioceses in Australia's Queensland state have written a pastoral letter urging that euthanasia and assisted suicide not be legalized, and recalling that a peaceful death can be had with palliative care.

Vatican City State makes masks compulsory outdoors

Oct 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Face coverings must be worn outdoors within the territory of Vatican City State to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a Vatican official announced Tuesday.

Chinese bishop resigns as deadline for renewing Vatican deal nears

Oct 6, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Ahead of the expected renewal of the Vatican-China deal this month, the former underground bishop of Mindong has announced his complete resignation from public life.

US bishops call for more security funding after wave of church attacks

Oct 6, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami joined other religious leaders in a letter to congressional leaders on Monday, asking for quadrupled funding of a federal security grant program for non-profits.

Biden doubles down on abortion law pledge

Oct 6, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, repeated his pledge to codify a right to abortion into federal law should the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision be overturned by the Supreme Court.

Polish bishops: Communion in the hand acceptable amid pandemic

Oct 6, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Poland’s bishops said Tuesday that Catholics who opt to receive Holy Communion in the hand during the pandemic “cannot be accused of disrespecting the Eucharist.” 

Reports say woman working for Becciu received 600,000 euros from Vatican Secretariat of State

Oct 6, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Italian media reported this week that a woman with a company based in Slovenia received at least half a million euros from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in connection with Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Kamala Harris and her pro-abortion donor base

Oct 6, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Senator Kamala Harris’ 2016 senate campaign was supported by several large donors who were executives at pro-abortion groups. Harris went on to repeatedly grilled judicial nominees on abortion while in the Senate.

Does 'Fratelli tutti' change Church teaching on the death penalty?

Oct 6, 2020 - 06:00 am .- In his new encyclical, Pope Francis reiterated that the death penalty is “inadmissible,” but did he change centuries of Church teaching with that statement? A leading theologian told CNA that the pope’s new teaching was a development, not a rupture with the Church’s past.

San Francisco archbishop urges ‘devotion and love’ for Eucharist as indoor Masses resume

Oct 6, 2020 - 04:00 am .- At an outdoor rosary rally and Mass held Oct. 3, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone encouraged Catholics to renew their respect and devotion to the Eucharist as indoor Masses resume across the city.

Syriac Catholic Patriarch offers free tuition, rent assistance after Beirut blast

Oct 6, 2020 - 12:59 am .- On August 4, a fire in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon spread to a warehouse containing some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate.

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