Archive of October 19, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 19, 2020

Abortion groups target Feinstein after Amy Coney Barrett hearings

Oct 19, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- Leading abortion-advocacy groups have called for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to step down as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee over her conduct during confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. 

Poll: Catholic likely voters support Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

Oct 19, 2020 - 04:27 pm .- Catholic likely voters support Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination as a Supreme Court justice by a nearly 20-point margin over those who oppose the appointment, according to a new poll released Monday.

Where Catholic likely voters stand on issues, candidates, ahead of presidential election

Oct 19, 2020 - 04:20 pm .- A poll released this week has found that Catholics from both major political parties said they want candidates to support religious freedom and oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, while they identified the economy and the coronavirus pandemic as major concerns leading up to the election. The poll found that Catholic likely voters, divided mostly along party lines, favor the election of Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. Biden's lead among Catholic voters narrowed in several swing states, and among Catholics who attend Mass weekly.

Spain's twentieth century martyrs were not only from Spanish Civil War

Oct 19, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- While there is a tendency to associate the Spanish martyrs of the 20th century solely with the civil war of 1936-39, there were decades of preparation leading to this, accompanied by desecrations of churches, according to a Spanish priest serving in Rome.

After teacher beheaded, some in France turn to Fr. Jacques Hamel

Oct 19, 2020 - 02:13 pm .- Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack.

UK court to review Down Syndrome abortion law

Oct 19, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The High Court of England and Wales has agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s abortion law, which allows children with Down Syndrome to be aborted until birth, as discriminatory towards people diagnosed with the condition. 

Report: Secret audio recording shows key figures discussing Vatican’s London property deal

Oct 19, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- An Italian newspaper claimed Monday that it had gained access to a secret audio recording of a meeting between three central figures in the Vatican’s controversial London property deal.

Colorado's Catholic dioceses pay $6.6 million in abuse settlements

Oct 19, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- An independent reparation and reconciliation program for the three dioceses in Colorado announced Friday that $6.68 million had been paid to 73 victims of clerical abuse who were minors at the time the abuse occurred.

Appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion regulations

Oct 19, 2020 - 11:00 am .- A three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that abortion providers can be required to have transfer agreements with local hospitals.

In Chile, archbishop condemns arson attacks that destroyed Catholic churches

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:18 am .- The Archbishop of Santiago de Chile condemned arson attacks that destroyed two Chilean churches Sunday, and called on Catholics to carry out acts of reparation for the attacks.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ tomb closes after extended time of public veneration

Oct 19, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The glass that has allowed pilgrims to view Blessed Carlo Acutis will be permanently covered Monday as the official multi-week celebration of the Italian teen’s beatification in Assisi comes to an end. 

Judge denies Brooklyn diocese injunction against NY coronavirus restrictions

Oct 19, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A federal court ruled against the Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday in its case against new coronavirus restrictions which impose local limits on Mass attendance.

Welsh government accused of seeing Catholic schools as a ‘problem’

Oct 19, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Welsh government appears to see Catholic schools as a “problem,” a Church education adviser said Monday as officials press ahead with plans for a radical shake-up of religious education. 

Vatican asks UN to eliminate the risks of satellite collisions in outer space

Oct 19, 2020 - 06:00 am .- With more and more satellites orbiting the Earth, measures need to be taken to prevent collisions in outer space that give rise to dangerous “space debris,” a Holy See representative has warned the United Nations.

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