Archive of October 13, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 13, 2020

US Labor Secretary: America still needs Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2020 - 06:03 pm .- Opponents of Columbus Day are misguided in their criticism and miss the important message about unity and inclusivity that the holiday continues to offer America, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said this week.

Barrett hearings day 2: Barrett faces questions on abortion, Catholic faith, race, and religious freedom

Oct 13, 2020 - 05:13 pm .- Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was pressed on Tuesday for her position on abortion, marriage, and health care, during her first day of questioning by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Euthanasia no sign of progress, Spain's Bioethics Committee says

Oct 13, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is making its way through the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the legislature.

Pompeo calls for Belarus to allow Catholic bishop to return

Oct 13, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called for the government of Belarus to allow the Catholic Archbishop of Minsk and Mahilyow to return the country. 

St. Junipero Serra statue defaced, pulled down on California's Indigenous People’s Day

Oct 13, 2020 - 03:54 pm .- A group of activists near San Francisco on Monday defaced a statue of St. Junipero Serra on private property with red spray paint before tearing it from its foundation.

Analysis: What does Cardinal Farrell's promotion say about the McCarrick report?

Oct 13, 2020 - 02:55 pm .- Cardinal Farrell has insisted that he knew nothing about the numerous sex abuse allegations and payouts surrounding his former boss, Theodore McCarrick. Will the McCarrick report take him at his word?

'Security consultant' linked to Vatican's Becciu scandal arrested

Oct 13, 2020 - 01:40 pm .- Cecilia Marogna was held by Italian financial authorities on Tuesday evening in Milan on an international warrant issued by the Vatican through Interpol, multiple Italian news outlets have reported.

Religion central to Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Oct 13, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Religion is a central factor in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Christian advocates explained in a briefing on the conflict on.

Government throws England’s Catholic churches ‘lifeline’ grant for repairs

Oct 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A Catholic archbishop thanked the government Monday for awarding a “lifeline” grant to Catholic churches in England.

Managua archdiocese urges free elections in Nicaragua

Oct 13, 2020 - 11:01 am .- The Archdiocese of Managua has expressed its concern over new threats to freedom and personal safety in Nicaragua, and urged the country’s board of elections “to guarantee free elections" in 2021.

'I have no agenda' except public service, Barrett tells senators

Oct 13, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Judge Amy Coney Barrett explained to senators on Tuesday that she has no personal agenda to overturn previous decisions if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court, and that she would consider each case on its own merits, according to the law. 

As evaluation ends, Vatican says Moneyval inspection was ‘constructive’

Oct 13, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog, concluded its two-week on-site inspection of the Holy See and Vatican City on Tuesday, according to a Vatican statement.

Vatican trial for priests accused of abuse and cover-up in Vatican City youth seminary

Oct 13, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Vatican’s criminal court is expected to begin this week the trial of two Italian priests, one accused of sexual abuse at a pre-seminary inside Vatican City, and the second accused of covering up the crime while serving as the seminary’s rector.

Vatican to turn building offered by nuns into shelter for refugees

Oct 13, 2020 - 04:40 am .- The Vatican said Monday that it would use a building offered to it by a religious order to house refugees.

Archdiocese prepares beatification cause of anti-Nazi White Rose member

Oct 13, 2020 - 03:31 am .- A German archdiocese said Monday that it is preparing to open the beatification cause of a member of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance group.

Virgin of Guapulo depicted in 2020 Christmas stamp from USPS

Oct 13, 2020 - 12:07 am .- The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced the release of a Christmas stamp depicting an 18th-century Peruvian painting of the Blessed Mother and the Child Jesus.

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