Archive of October 9, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 9, 2020

New Orleans archbishop: Priest's desecration of altar 'demonic'

Oct 9, 2020 - 05:54 pm .- The Archbishop of New Orleans said Friday that a priest’s filming of a pornographic videotape atop a church’s altar was demonic, and that the priest will never again serve in Catholic ministry.

Lawyer says New Orleans priest groomed teens by text, archdiocese doubles down on defense

Oct 9, 2020 - 05:40 pm .- The Archdiocese of New Orleans defended on Friday its handling of a priest who sent text messages to at least one high school student, in violation of archdiocesan policy. An attorney representing the student said the priest’s texts were grooming behavior, and the archdiocesan response put students at risk.

Attempt to fast-track abortion legalization bill in Mexico fails

Oct 9, 2020 - 05:22 pm .- Pro-life leaders in Mexico claimed a temporary victory October 5 when a vote on bill to legalize abortion was postponed.

Christian aid groups call for response after Armenian Orthodox cathedral shelled

Oct 9, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- A historical cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh was attacked this week, and Armenia is accusing Azerbaijan of carrying out the attack.

Catholic Charities in southern US prepare for Hurricane Delta

Oct 9, 2020 - 03:19 pm .- As Hurricane Delta approaches Louisiana, two southern Catholic Charities are preparing for the impact of another hurricane landfall this season.

Judge orders university pay Florida man removed for Catholic messages

Oct 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A federal court ruled on Friday that Florida State University (FSU) must pay the Catholic former leader of the student senate who was removed in June for comments he made about Church teaching and anti-racist groups.

Vatican to UN: cancel debts to help poor nations overcome pandemic

Oct 9, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican representative called Wednesday for the cancelation of the debt of poor countries facing a “triple economic shock” as a result of the coronavirus crisis. 

US Supreme Court sends abortion pill case back to district court

Oct 9, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The US Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reverse a lower court's order preventing the FDA from requiring in-person dispensation of the abortion pill during the coronavirus pandemic.

New Orleans priest defiles altar with pornographic filmmaking, arrested for obscenity

Oct 9, 2020 - 11:10 am .- A priest in the Archdiocese of New Orleans has been arrested along with two women and charged with obscenity after he was discovered filming a pornographic video on a parish church altar.

New Orleans priest removed for abuse sent messages to high school student

Oct 9, 2020 - 10:20 am .- The Archdiocese of New Orleans reportedly knew for months but did not inform school officials that a priest chaplain at a Catholic high school had sent texts to a student, in violation of archdiocesan policies. The priest was removed from ministry last week after admitting to have sexually abused a minor in an unrelated case.

'Conflict of interest'? — Mincione invested Vatican in Torzi bond before London sale

Oct 9, 2020 - 09:10 am .- When the Vatican purchased a London luxury apartment building from its investment manager in 2018, the building owner and the deal’s broker may have had a conflict of interest during negotiations. 

‘It places Christ at the center’: All-Ireland Primate’s rosary crusade against COVID-19

Oct 9, 2020 - 08:15 am .- The Primate of All Ireland has launched a nationwide Family Rosary Crusade, encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary daily in October against COVID-19.

Catholic bishop says Pope Francis is deeply concerned about German Church

Oct 9, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis has expressed “dramatic concern” about the Catholic Church in Germany, according to a bishop who met him this week.

Millennial and Gen Z Catholics love Carlo Acutis. Here's why

Oct 9, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Servant of God Carlo Acutis is set to be beatified on Saturday, and will become the first member of the millennial generation to become officially known as a “blessed.”

Catholic priest freed two years after kidnapping by jihadist group

Oct 9, 2020 - 03:00 am .- An Italian Catholic priest was freed Thursday two years after he was kidnapped by a jihadist group.

Children who faced abortion baptized in Spain

Oct 9, 2020 - 12:00 am .- Fourteen children whose mothers considered abortion were baptized last month in Madrid by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Carlos Osoro.

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