Archive of October 22, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 22, 2020

Federal judge: Colorado’s anti-coronavirus rules can’t single out churches

Oct 22, 2020 - 10:56 pm .- A federal judge has said Colorado officials may not enforce anti-coronavirus limits against two churches, saying that the state rules lack sufficient exemptions for the free exercise of religion.

EWTN's Warsaw: 2020 election about competing visions for America

Oct 22, 2020 - 10:00 pm .- The head of the EWTN media network said ahead of Election Day that the 2020 presidential election offers, beyond a choice between individuals, a philosophical choice between different views of American life.

Latin American bishops express solidarity with Chile after church burnings

Oct 22, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- Following recent attacks on three churches in Chile, the bishops of Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina expressed their closeness to and support of the Church in Chile.

Knights of Columbus announce novena ahead of founder’s beatification

Oct 22, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- The Knights of Columbus has launched a nine-day novena to prepare for the beatification of the organization's founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, at the end of the month.

Catholic educators 'united in solidarity' after France teacher attack

Oct 22, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- The president of the French bishops’ council for Catholic education expressed solidarity with the country’s school community following the beheading of a Parish school teacher in an Islamist terror attack last week.

Planned Parenthood getting more government funding, despite defunding efforts

Oct 22, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Recent annual reports show that federal funding to Planned Parenthood has increased, despite efforts by the Trump administration to eliminate federal funding for the abortion provider over the last four years. 

Statues of Christ, Mary toppled outside parishes in New York, Arizona

Oct 22, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- Several religious statues— including two of Mary and one of Christ— outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier this week, the latest of numerous acts of vandalism on Catholic churches and art this year in the US.

Argentine archbishop and Pope Francis advisor says 'civil union' not mistranslated in documentary

Oct 22, 2020 - 03:04 pm .- A long-time theological advisor to Pope Francis has weighed in on the meaning of a phrase used by the pope in a video clip in “Francesco,” a documentary released Wednesday in Rome. The phrase, which is translated as “civil unions,” is at the center of a series of controversies about the documentary.

Junipero Serra among 'inappropriate' San Francisco school names, district committee says

Oct 22, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- A San Francisco public school district committee this month recommended that 44 schools with “inappropriate” names be renamed, with Junipero Serra Elementary School near the top of the list.

‘The Holy Land changed my life:’ Archbishop Pizzaballa on 30 years in Jerusalem

Oct 22, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has concluded his four-year mandate as apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

US hosts signing of declaration rejecting 'human right' to abortion

Oct 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The United States hosted the signing ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Thursday. The document rejects the claim that abortion is an international human right. 

Pope Francis' homosexuality comments heavily edited in documentary, Vatican has no comment on civil unions

Oct 22, 2020 - 12:20 pm .- “Francesco,” a newly-released documentary on Pope Francis contains comments from the pope on homosexuality and civil unions. Some of the remarks, however, are the result of editing distinct phrases from a papal interview, and presenting them as a cohesive whole.

Where China's bishops stand as the Sino-Vatican deal is renewed

Oct 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Chinese bishops after the Vatican-China deal: Who was appointed? Whose excommunications were lifted? Who stepped aside?

'Francesco' director receives film award in Vatican Gardens

Oct 22, 2020 - 11:22 am .- The director of a new documentary about Pope Francis received an Italian film award in a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens on Thursday, amid international controversy over his documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis.

Questions emerge regarding Pope Francis' statement on same-sex civil unions

Oct 22, 2020 - 09:28 am .- Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, director of the Jesuit magazine La Civiltà Cattolica, said on Wednesday evening that an expression of support for same-sex civil unions from Pope Francis is “nothing new” and does not signify a change of Catholic doctrine. But the priest’s remarks have raised some question about the origin of comments from Pope Francis on civil unions, which were featured in the newly-released documentary “Francesco.”

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Amy Coney Barrett to full Senate vote

Oct 22, 2020 - 08:35 am .- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting up a final confirmation vote by the whole Senate. Democratic members of the committee boycotted the vote and did not attend.

Polish court declares abortion in cases of fetal abnormalities unconstitutional

Oct 22, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poland’s constitutional court ruled Thursday that a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional.

Polish city unveils giant St. John Paul II mural in centenary year

Oct 22, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Polish city has unveiled a giant mural of St. John Paul II in honor of the birth centenary of the pope whose feast day is celebrated Thursday.

Killer of martyred Italian nun: ‘I can have of her only a memory of love’

Oct 22, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The three teenage girls who killed Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti 20 years ago attested afterward that while they were stabbing the 60-year-old religious sister to death, she told them she forgave them.

Vatican and China renew provisional agreement on appointment of bishops

Oct 22, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican and China have renewed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops for two more years, the Holy See announced Thursday.

In grim accounting, Canadian report says assisted suicide saves health care money

Oct 22, 2020 - 12:18 am .- A Canadian report has put a dollar figure on legal assisted suicide, claiming that legalization has saved millions of dollars in health care costs—and that a looming expansion of legal assisted suicide, known by backers as “aid in dying,” would save millions more.

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