Archive of October 20, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 20, 2020

Pro-life Democrats make the case for a 22-week abortion ban in Colorado

Oct 20, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- As Colorado voters consider a ballot measure to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, pro-life Democrats have been vocal in support, stressing its mainstream appeal and the need to give care to vulnerable human beings who can survive outside of the womb.

After parish in Santiago, Chile destroyed by arson, pastor urges hope

Oct 20, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The pastor of a parish destroyed by arson in Santiago, Chile on Sunday has urged local Catholics to reject temptations toward revenge, and to place their hope in unity with Jesus Christ.

Poll: Young adults more likely than older Catholics to accept all of Church teaching

Oct 20, 2020 - 05:24 pm .- A new survey released this week has found that 1 in 5 Catholic likely voters say they accept everything the Church teaches, with young adults being more likely than older generations to say they agree with Catholic doctrine.

NY Catholic Conference: Follow the science. Open the churches.

Oct 20, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- New York’s Catholic dioceses continue to push back on new coronavirus restrictions that have shut down more than two dozen churches in the state, despite there being no connection between churches and an outbreak of the virus. 

Portland archdiocese holds rosary, Eucharistic procession for peace

Oct 20, 2020 - 03:18 pm .- The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon held a Eucharistic procession through the city on Saturday for the intention of peace in the city.

Zimbabwe's bishops encourage return to Mass in new guidelines

Oct 20, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- In a statement announcing directives to guide the expansion of public worship in Zimbabwe last week, the nation’s bishops encouraged the people of God to attend Mass.

Pope Francis: ‘The world has a profound thirst for peace’

Oct 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Pope Francis affirmed the signal importance of peace at an interreligious gathering Tuesday on Rome’s Capitoline Hill.

Catholic diocese worked with HHS to get priests to COVID patients

Oct 20, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Diocese of Arlington helped intervene on behalf of a dying COVID patient when he needed a priest to offer him the sacraments, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday.

Pope Francis appoints bishop in US as administrator of Canadian eparchy

Oct 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis appointed a New Jersey-based bishop as the administrator of a Canadian eparchy Tuesday.

Supreme Court takes case against 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Oct 20, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, under which some asylum applicants have to wait outside the United States while their applications are considered. The policy is opposed by the U.S. bishops’ conference.

Alleged Vatican money transfers during Pell trial referred to police by Australian intelligence agency

Oct 20, 2020 - 09:46 am .- The Australian financial intelligence agency has handed information to federal police concerning allegations that international money transfers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of euros in Vatican funds, were sent to Australia during the trial of Cardinal George Pell.

Shrine of patroness of impossible causes launches Lebanon prayer campaign

Oct 20, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Basilica of St. Rita, the patron saint of impossible causes, is beginning a seven-month prayer initiative for Lebanon as the country faces an unprecedented economic and political crisis.

Beatification cause of ‘mother of lepers’ opens in Poland

Oct 20, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The beatification cause of a Polish missionary doctor known as the “mother of lepers” was opened Sunday. 

Blessed Carlo Acutis: 41,000 people visited Italian teen’s tomb amid beatification

Oct 20, 2020 - 07:30 am .- More than 41,000 people visited Bl. Carlo Acutis’ tomb during the 19-day celebration of the Italian teen’s beatification, according to the Diocese of Assisi.

Exiled Catholic archbishop meets with senior Vatican officials

Oct 20, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Exiled Belarusian Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz met with senior Vatican officials Monday.

San Francisco archbishop performs exorcism at site of destroyed St. Junipero Serra statue

Oct 20, 2020 - 02:42 am .- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on Saturday performed an exorcism at the site of a destroyed statue of St. Junipero Serra, calling the statue’s destruction by rioters an “act of blasphemy.”

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