Archive of October 12, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 12, 2020

Mother Cabrini gets a new statue in New York City

Oct 12, 2020 - 07:36 pm .- A new statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini now overlooks Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and other New York City landmarks associated with immigrants, concluding a long effort by Catholics and others who objected to her exclusion by a city commission.

Senator Sasse: Questioning Barrett’s faith shows misunderstanding of civics, religious freedom

Oct 12, 2020 - 06:14 pm .- Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) on Monday criticized questions aimed at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs, saying they reflect a fundamental confusion of civics with politics.

Judge rules DC COVID restrictions 'substantially burden' religious freedom

Oct 12, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A Protestant church suing the District of Columbia over coronavirus restrictions held an outdoor service on Sunday, following a court injunction permitting the socially-distanced service. 

After ‘demonic’ desecration, Louisiana church reconsecrated as details about priest emerge

Oct 12, 2020 - 04:35 pm .- Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Saturday consecrated a new altar at the Louisiana parish where a priest reportedly filmed a pornographic video atop the parish altar with two women last month. Details have emerged about the priest, who is expected to face criminal and canonical charges after the episode.

Analysis: Vatican finances and Cardinal Parolin’s crisis of credibility

Oct 12, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- On Saturday, the ongoing saga of Vatican financial scandal – or reform, if you prefer – continued with the announcement that Cardinal Pietro Parolin will no longer sit on the oversight board of the Institute for Works of Religious (IOR), commonly called the Vatican bank.

Irish state schools to phase out Catholic symbols, mandatory Masses

Oct 12, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- More than 200 state-run secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland will begin to phase out historical Catholic symbols and mandatory Masses, Irish sources have reported.

International appeal launched to promote St. John Paul II’s teaching

Oct 12, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The rector of a Catholic university in Poland urged academics Monday to sign an appeal committing themselves to promoting the teachings of St. John Paul II.

Barrett hearings day 1: Healthcare and anti-Catholicism take center stage

Oct 12, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- As Senate Democrats on Monday focused on how Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett could rule on the Affordable Care Act, some comments drew criticism for apparent anti-Catholic bigotry.

Federal judges decline to block New York worship restrictions

Oct 12, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- Two federal judges on Friday declined to block new restrictions on public worship in New York City, which both Catholic and Jewish leaders in the city had challenged in court.

New apostolic nuncio arrives in Belarus

Oct 12, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Archbishop Ante Jozić, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Belarus earlier this year, arrived in the country Sunday, being met by both ecclesial and state authorities.

Critics of Columbus Day get history wrong, scholar says

Oct 12, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is tarred by bad history in the quest to change Columbus Day, according to a researcher who has focused on Columbus’ religious motives for exploration.

'I believe I can serve my country,' Amy Coney Barrett tells senators

Oct 12, 2020 - 10:00 am .- In her opening remarks, which were released on Sunday, October 11, Barrett will explain to senators why she accepted the nomination and what she believes she would bring to the Supreme Court.

Pope Francis: revisit the ‘Divine Comedy’ in Dante’s anniversary year

Oct 12, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis said Saturday that the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri should inspire people to rediscover the Italian poet’s “Divine Comedy.”

Four Vatican Swiss Guards test positive for the coronavirus

Oct 12, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Vatican confirmed Monday that four Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Pope Francis names UCLA literacy expert to pontifical academy

Oct 12, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis appointed a literacy expert at the University of California, Los Angeles, to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Monday. 

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Pell at the Vatican

Oct 12, 2020 - 04:01 am .- Former Vatican finance czar Cardinal George Pell met with Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican Monday.

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