Archive of October 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 15, 2020

Byzantine priest who made up hate crime ordered to life of penance after abuse allegation

Oct 15, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- A Byzantine priest in Indiana has been ordered to a life of prayer and penance two years after he was placed on administrative leave for a credible accusation of sexual abuse. The priest made headlines in 2018 when he claimed to have been attacked in his parish church; a claim the eparchy said later had been fabricated.

Addition of Cuba, China, Russia to UN Human Rights Council draws criticism

Oct 15, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- A human rights group in Cuba criticized the election of China, Cuba, and Russia to the UN Human Rights Council, despite the history of authoritarianism and significant human rights abuses in each country.

Sri Lankan bishops oppose amendment that would strengthen presidency

Oct 15, 2020 - 04:47 pm .- Sri Lanka’s bishops said Tuesday that the country’s democracy would decay if parliament passes a constitutional amendment that would strengthen the president's power.

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church

Oct 15, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- A historic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows survived a devastating fire this summer at a California mission church, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said.

Barrett hearings day 4: Witnesses praise judge's 'outstanding competence'

Oct 15, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A former student and clerk of Amy Coney Barrett praised the judge’s character on Thursday, during the Senate judiciary committee’s last day of hearings on her nomination to the Supreme Court. 

Catholic bishops' anti-racism book wins prize for children's literature

Oct 15, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ recently-released children’s book “Everyone Belongs” has won a gold medal in the Religion/Spirituality category of the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

Cardinal tells diplomats: 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

Oct 15, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The apostolic nuncio to Syria met with diplomats accredited to the Vatican Thursday to inform them that an estimated 11 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Seven more Vatican Swiss Guards test positive for the coronavirus

Oct 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Pontifical Swiss Guard announced Thursday that seven more of its members have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Barrett to get Senate committee vote Oct. 22

Oct 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on October 22, Sen. Lindsay Graham announced on Thursday, after three days of hearings with Barrett.

Pope Francis: Family is ‘the first and essential place of education’

Oct 15, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis said Thursday that, among other global goals for education, he wants the world “to see in the family the first and essential place of education.”

Students praise Barrett’s ‘intelligence, fairness, decency, generosity, humility’

Oct 15, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Over 600 students and alumni of Notre Dame Law School have signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. 

‘It’s quite sad at the moment’: coronavirus curbs deprive part of border parish of public Masses

Oct 15, 2020 - 09:05 am .- As the clock struck midnight on Oct. 6, Fr. Dermot Maloney’s parish underwent a dramatic transformation -- though it remained invisible to the naked eye. 

US embassy to Vatican highlights risk of ‘human trafficking crisis’ amid pandemic

Oct 15, 2020 - 06:35 am .- Online exploitation of victims of human trafficking has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts warned at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See event Oct. 14.

Pope Francis names new prefect of congregation for saints’ causes

Oct 15, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis named a new prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Thursday after Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s dramatic resignation from the post last month.

‘A Cathedral in print’: Word on Fire Bible combines scripture, commentary, sacred art

Oct 15, 2020 - 03:25 am .- Michael Stevens and Nicolas Fredrickson are good friends who meet weekly for Bible study.

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