Archive of October 14, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 14, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett hearings Day 3: Harris says hearings 'illegitimate,' Barrett questioned on abortion, religious liberty

Oct 14, 2020 - 04:13 pm .- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday called the Supreme Court confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett “illegitimate.”

Appeals court rules against Texas ban on ‘dismemberment abortions’

Oct 14, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A three-judge appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down a Texas law that bans dilation-and-evacuation abortions.

California Catholics pray, protest at destroyed St. Junipero Serra statue

Oct 14, 2020 - 03:33 pm .- Catholics in California rallied in a peaceful demonstration Tuesday evening at the former site of a statue of St. Junipero Serra, which a group of activists defaced and pulled down earlier this week.

Brooklyn diocese gets court date for lawsuit over NY coronavirus restrictions

Oct 14, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A federal court on Thursday will hear the Diocese of Brooklyn’s case against New York’s new restrictions on public gatherings.

Dutch government backs euthanasia for children under 12

Oct 14, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12.

Public veneration of Blessed Carlo Acutis’ tomb extended as pilgrims flock to Assisi

Oct 14, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Diocese of Assisi announced Wednesday that the period of public veneration of Blessed Carlo Acutis has been extended until Oct. 19 due to the number of people who wish to pray at his tomb. 

Campaign seeks to unite a million children in praying the rosary

Oct 14, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A Catholic charity hopes to bring together a million children worldwide to pray the rosary this Sunday.

Pro-life, no apologies, no partiality: Amy Coney Barrett praised on day 3 of hearings

Oct 14, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Sen. Lindsay Graham hailed Judge Amy Coney Barrett for her convictions and religious beliefs Wednesday morning, while emphasising her ability to be an impartial judge.

Vatican court hears charges on first day of priest sex abuse trial

Oct 14, 2020 - 09:01 am .- At the first hearing of an abuse trial Wednesday, the Vatican court heard the charges against two Italian priests, one accused of using violence and his authority to commit sexual abuse for a number of years, and the second accused of impeding investigations into the abuse.

Pope Francis comforts parents of slain Italian Catholic priest

Oct 14, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis met with the parents of a slain Italian priest before the general audience Wednesday.

Pope Francis urges laity to ‘take a step forward’ in evangelization

Oct 14, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis called for the laity to “take a step forward” in carrying out the Church’s mission of evangelization in a preface to a book written by an Italian bishop.

DC YouTube priest named bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2020 - 05:36 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Fr. William “Bill” D. Byrne, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the presenter of a popular YouTube series, to lead the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Pope Francis: ‘All human pains for God are sacred’

Oct 14, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Psalms shed new light on suffering, showing that “all human pains for God are sacred.” 

Amid scandal, these Louisiana Catholics say priests ‘rock’

Oct 14, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Like many Catholics in the Archdiocese of New Orleans these days, Theresa Truxillo said she was alarmed when she learned Fr. Travis Clark had filmed a pornographic video involving himself and two women atop an atlar in his parish.

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