Archive of October 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 8, 2020

In Canada, new bill would expand euthanasia, assisted suicide, Catholics warn

Oct 8, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- A bill reintroduced by the Canadian government this month would expand access to euthanasia and assisted suicide in the country while eliminating important safeguards, Catholic leaders and other opponents of the bill have said.

Cardinal Mueller: Catholic politicians must fight abortion, euthanasia

Oct 8, 2020 - 05:43 pm .- Catholic politicians have an obligation to fight against abortion and euthanasia, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect emeritus of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said this week.

Diocese of Brooklyn sues New York over new Mass restrictions

Oct 8, 2020 - 03:40 pm .- The Diocese of Brooklyn is suing the state of New York over a new order that restricts some indoor Masses in New York City to just 10 people.

Senators support DC church's suit against discriminatory coronavirus restrictions

Oct 8, 2020 - 02:19 pm .- Members of Congress are supporting a Washington, D.C., Baptist church in its court case against the city’s enforcement of its COVID restrictions on outdoor religious services. 

US Catholic bishops urge resumption of coronavirus stimulus talks

Oct 8, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday urged the Trump administration to resume negotiations for further COVID-19 financial relief, after President Trump reportedly ordered negotiations to cease Tuesday.

South Korea proposes new law allowing abortion up to 14 weeks

Oct 8, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- South Korea’s National Assembly is considering a proposal to allow abortion up to 14 weeks as the deadline approaches to revise the country’s abortion law.

Miami archbishop blasts 'handmaiden' criticism of Amy Coney Barrett

Oct 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- The chair of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee responded Thursday to the ongoing scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs.

Spain's government wants to repeal need for parental consent for abortion

Oct 8, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- The Spanish Equality Minister said Wednesday it is “more than necessary” to repeal a law that requires parental consent for children aged 16 and 17 who want to procure an abortion.

Cardinal Becciu claims ‘absolute falseness’ of allegations against him

Oct 8, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu insisted Wednesday on the “absolute falseness” of claims of financial misconduct against him.

French bill extending abortion time limit and restricting conscientious objection advances

Oct 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A bill extending the abortion time limit from 12 to 14 weeks and restricting conscientious objection passed its first reading Thursday in France’s National Assembly.

Pope Francis to Moneyval: ‘Money must serve, not rule’

Oct 8, 2020 - 09:00 am .- In a speech Thursday to Moneyval representatives evaluating the Vatican, Pope Francis emphasized that money should be at the service of man, not the other way around.

Pence and Harris clash on abortion, Amy Coney Barrett during debate

Oct 8, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) sparred over accusations of anti-Catholic bias and filling a Supreme Court vacancy before election day. The candidates spoke during the in-person debate held on Wednesday evening at the University of Utah.

Slain Catholic priest awarded Italy’s highest honor for civil valor

Oct 8, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The president of Italy conferred the highest honor for civil valor Wednesday upon Fr. Roberto Malgesini, a priest who was stabbed to death near Lake Como last month.

Pope Francis praises ‘great’ St. Hildegard of Bingen

Oct 8, 2020 - 04:10 am .- Pope Francis hailed the “great” Doctor of the Church St. Hildegard of Bingen in a message to a Vatican women’s group issued Thursday.

Christian adoption agency in NY receives temporary protection from court

Oct 8, 2020 - 12:04 am .- A district court this week issued a temporary injunction protecting a faith-based adoption provider from being shut down by the state of New York for its policy of only placing children with a married mother and father.

Latest Videos:

Follow us: