Archive of October 16, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 16, 2020

Religious leaders in Ivory Coast appeal for dialogue ahead of presidential election

Oct 16, 2020 - 11:01 pm .- Religious leaders in Ivory Coast have appealed for dialogue and peace ahead of the presidential election, scheduled for Oct. 31 amid persistent tensions.

Barrett hearings show threat of anti-Catholic bigotry - Fort Worth bishop

Oct 16, 2020 - 05:12 pm .- Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth penned an op-ed Thursday decrying the “anti-Catholic bigotry” that he says has surfaced since Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court last month.

Religion is not the problem: Brooklyn bishop blasts New York COVID measures

Oct 16, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn warned on Friday that New York’s most recent coronavirus measures were “not reasonable.” Speaking one day after his diocese argued in court against new state restrictions on religious assembly, the bishop said religion was being treated as a second class part of society. 

Richmond Catholic diocese to pay $6.3 million in abuse settlements

Oct 16, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The Diocese of Richmond is set to pay a total of $6.3 million in settlements to more than 50 victims of clerical abuse, the bishop announced this week.

Pope Francis laments that tons of food is thrown away as people starve

Oct 16, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- In a video message for World Food Day, Pope Francis expressed concern that tons of food is being thrown away while people continue to die for lack of food.

World Mission Sunday: number of Catholics continues to rise worldwide

Oct 16, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The number of Catholics worldwide increased by almost 16 million in a year to 1.33 billion, according to statistics highlighted by the Vatican ahead of the 2020 World Mission Sunday. 

Biden backs 'transgender rights' for children during town hall

Oct 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that young children should be able to change their gender without any “discrimination.”

Italian ‘security consultant’ appeals extradition to Vatican over financial crimes

Oct 16, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Cecilia Marogna was arrested October 13 by Italian financial authorities after a warrant was issued by Vatican prosecutors through Interpol.

New Vatican coin depicts 'mother carrying the earth in her womb'

Oct 16, 2020 - 10:15 am .- A new coin minted by the Vatican City State depicts a woman carrying the earth in her womb. The artist who designed the coin, which commemorates Earth Day, has said the design was his response to the ecological theme he was commissioned to portray.

World Mission Sunday: Catholics urged to support evangelization as pandemic spreads

Oct 16, 2020 - 10:02 am .- Vatican officials invited Catholics to participate in the 2020 World Mission Sunday with increased prayers and financial support, as local Churches around the world continue to face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 unveils Marian logo

Oct 16, 2020 - 09:00 am .- World Youth Day Lisbon launched its website and unveiled its logo Friday as Portugal prepares to host the world’s largest gathering of Catholic young people in August 2023.

Pope Francis to attend interreligious peace event in Rome

Oct 16, 2020 - 07:15 am .- Pope Francis will attend an ecumenical prayer service and an interreligious ceremony for peace in Rome next week, the Vatican announced Friday.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ doctors recall his last days in hospital

Oct 16, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis died within a week of being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, offering his suffering for the pope and for the Church. Following his beatification this week, his doctors and hospital chaplain recalled their memories of his last days.

Colorado abortion ban backers optimistic, but opponents have big funding advantage 

Oct 16, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Polling shows a close race for a Colorado ballot measure seeking to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, and backers are “very optimistic” that with enough volunteers and community outreach they will succeed, even while abortion advocates have outraised pro-life campaigners by millions in the weeks leading to the election.

Cardinal: St. John Paul II foresaw challenges facing world today

Oct 16, 2020 - 05:00 am .- St. John Paul II accurately predicted the problems facing the world today, his longtime personal secretary said Friday, the anniversary of the Polish pope’s election.

Vatican to UN: pandemic makes 2030 poverty elimination goal even harder to achieve

Oct 16, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The coronavirus crisis has made the international community’s goal of eradicating poverty by 2030 even harder to achieve, a Vatican representative told the United Nations Tuesday

Florida martyrs remembered at Mass of thanksgiving for their sainthood cause

Oct 16, 2020 - 03:01 am .- At a Mass on Monday said in thanksgiving for the cause for canonization of the martyrs of Spanish colonial Florida, the Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee emphasized that martyrs were not just in the Old World, but in what is the United States as well.

Federal judge strikes down Tennessee abortion waiting period

Oct 16, 2020 - 12:31 am .- A federal judge on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional a mandatory 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortion in Tennessee, which had been in effect since 2015.

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