Archive of October 7, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 7, 2020

Zen challenges Parolin over China deal claims

Oct 7, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen has rejected claims that the 2018 Vatican-China deal was approved in draft form by Pope Benedict XVI, and accused Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin of “manipulating” Pope Francis on the Church’s engagement with China.

Catholic Hong Kong activist Jimmy Lai: ‘The Lord is suffering with me’

Oct 7, 2020 - 04:45 pm .- A recently arrested Hong Kong entrepreneur and media executive said this week that he plans to stay in Hong Kong to face criminal charges stemming from his support for democracy on the island territory. The executive, Jimmy Lai, said that the Chinese Communist Party wants to supplant religion with government control.

Brooklyn bishop: 'Outrageous' NY coronavirus restrictions ignore church successes

Oct 7, 2020 - 04:33 pm .- The Bishop of Brooklyn has strongly criticized the re-imposition of strict coronavirus rules on places of worship in New York City-area hot zones, saying Catholic churches have worked hard to prevent coronavirus spread and Catholics deserve access to their churches.

In virtual rosary, US bishops ask Mary to intercede for America

Oct 7, 2020 - 04:09 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), led a ‘virtual rosary’ Wednesday with several other bishops, asking Mary to intercede for the United States.

Archbishop Gregory says 'we've got to talk' about police reform

Oct 7, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington called for police reform in a virtual town hall event on Tuesday, saying that fear of law enforcement officers among African-American and other minority communities is an indication of the need for ongoing conversation about policing. 

Democratic US Senator opposes Amy Coney Barrett confirmation over IVF

Oct 7, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- A US Senator on Friday sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to vote against the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court because of her association with a group that holds in vitro fertilization to be morally illicit.

Senators reject claim Amy Coney Barrett 'too Christian' for Supreme Court

Oct 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Senators on Wednesday decried attacks on Catholic Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs.

Carlo Acutis loved the homeless, St. Francis of Assisi, and souls in purgatory

Oct 7, 2020 - 11:50 am .- Ahead of Carlo Acutis’ beatification this week, people who knew the young computer programmer shared their memories of his love for the poor. 

Pope Francis hopes to visit Spain to mark 500 years since Jesuit founder’s conversion

Oct 7, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis said he hoped to visit Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola in an interview published Wednesday.

Pope Francis calls for shake-up of healthcare in wake of pandemic

Oct 7, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Healthcare must be made more accessible to the poor in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Investigate China for Uighur persecution, 39 nations tell UN

Oct 7, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The United States joined 38 other countries Tuesday in signing a joint statement to the United Nations condemning Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Our Lady of Guadalupe statue lost in hurricane, recovered 10 years later by another

Oct 7, 2020 - 08:00 am .- When Hurricane Alex roared through the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon in 2010, the wind tore a metal sculpture of Our Lady of Guadalupe from its base in the city of Monterrey, and flung the statue into the Santa Catarina River. 

Vatican tells UN it is ‘deeply concerned’ by push to ‘reinterpret' foundations of human rights

Oct 7, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday that the Holy See was “deeply concerned” by moves “to reinterpret the very foundations of human rights.”

Pope Francis: Rediscover the beauty of the rosary

Oct 7, 2020 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis invited Catholics to rediscover the beauty of the rosary prayer this month, encouraging people to carry a rosary with them in their pockets.

Amnesty International's expanded abortion advocacy gets human rights wrong, critic says

Oct 7, 2020 - 03:39 am .- An international law expert has criticized Amnesty International’s new support for abortion access through all nine months of pregnancy and its claim that human rights protections “start at birth.”

Bridgeport bishop: Wear a physical mask, but let spiritual masks fall 

Oct 7, 2020 - 12:43 am .- While wearing physical masks may protect the lives of others during a pandemic, there is another type of mask - an invisible, spiritual mask - that hides us from our responsibility as a Christians, warned Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport.

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