Archive of October 21, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 21, 2020

What did Pope Francis say about civil unions? A CNA Explainer

Oct 21, 2020 - 06:49 pm .- After comments from Pope Francis on civil unions, CNA looks at your questions.

Los Angeles' Archbishop Gomez denies claim that he plans to vote for Biden

Oct 21, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez has rebuked an online claim that he plans to vote for Joe Biden in the November presidential election, stating that an alleged conversation in which he disclosed his voting plans never actually took place.

Bishops in Kerala on hunger strike for Catholic education

Oct 21, 2020 - 04:42 pm .- Several bishops in Kerala held a day-long hunger strike Tuesday to protest the state government’s withholding of funds from Catholic schools.

US bishops launch novena for Election Day

Oct 21, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States are encouraging Catholics to pray a novena to help form their consciences ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3. 

Report: Vatican investigators provide evidence of payments to Italian ‘security consultant’

Oct 21, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Vatican investigators have evidence that an Italian woman accused of embezzling from the city state was paid by order of Cardinal Angelo Becciu, both while and after he was at the Secretariat of State, according to an Italian news report.

Pope Francis gives financial aid to families of shipwreck victims

Oct 21, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis will be sending financial aid to families whose loved ones went missing when their ship sank in September. 

Diocese in Mexico ordains 34 new priests

Oct 21, 2020 - 11:00 am .- On World Mission Sunday, October 18, the archbishop of Guadalajara ordained 34 new priests (33 diocesan and 1 religious) and 11 new deacons.

Serving life: How pro-life pregnancy centers are making a difference

Oct 21, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A new report aims to measure the impact of pro-life pregnancy centers on women’s health care in the U.S., offering detail on the nearly 2 million women served last year.

Polish bishop dies from the coronavirus

Oct 21, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A Polish bishop died from COVID-19 Tuesday at the age of 83.

Archbishop Kondrusiewicz: Reconciliation is crucial in Belarus

Oct 21, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The Church in Belarus has no other task than proclaiming the Gospel. It did so also during the protests that broke out in Belarus following the presidential elections in August, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Catholic News Agency.

Pope Francis calls for civil union law for same-sex couples, in shift from Vatican stance

Oct 21, 2020 - 06:35 am .- In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office and the pope’s predecessors on the issue.

Vatican to UN: It is immoral to threaten use of nuclear weapons as deterrence

Oct 21, 2020 - 06:10 am .- A Vatican official challenged the security theory of nuclear deterrence as immoral at the United Nations this week and called for “genuine progress” toward complete nuclear disarmament.

Pope Francis: ‘Prayer is the center of life’

Oct 21, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christians should pray from the heart and not “like parrots.” 

Her abuse story was posted to her parish Facebook - and then taken down. Why it’s back, and why that matters

Oct 21, 2020 - 04:00 am .- What happened in her parish after Gina Barthel shared her story of clerical sexual abuse, and why it matters.

‘Festival of Friendship’ seeks authentic encounter in a digital venue 

Oct 21, 2020 - 12:16 am .- An annual cultural festival hosted by a Catholic group of artists and intellectuals is being held virtually this month, offering opportunities for encounter and discussion through art and creativity.

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