Archive of October 26, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 26, 2020

El Paso bishop asks for prayer, smaller Masses as coronavirus cases increase

Oct 26, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso has called for prayer and a small capacity of attendees at Mass, as a coronavirus case surge in the area has overwhelmed local hospitals.

Los Angeles archdiocese offers Dia de los Muertos resources amid pandemic

Oct 26, 2020 - 06:26 pm .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is helping Catholic students and their families celebrate Día de los Muertos amid the pandemic this year, with online videos and craft kids for Catholic students.

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice

Oct 26, 2020 - 06:08 pm .- The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett took the oaths of office in a White House ceremony Monday evening.

As Coloradans consider late-term abortion ban, statistics shed light on Colorado clinic

Oct 26, 2020 - 05:06 pm .- Coloradans are preparing for a ballot referendum that would ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy in the state. While abortion advocates argue that such abortions are “extremely rare,” statistics recorded by a longtime Colorado abortionist shed light on the late term abortions performed at one Boulder clinic.

Catholic Florida man reinstated as university senate president by student court ruling

Oct 26, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Florida State University’s Student Supreme Court has reinstated Jack Denton as president of the Student Senate. Denton was removed from his post in June over comments in a private chat group for Catholic students which were subsequently circulated to a member of the senate.

Second round of US aid to Lebanon in question after August blast

Oct 26, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- As Lebanon continues to deal with fallout from the massive August explosion that devastated parts of the capital, Beirut, advocates for Lebanese Christians call for continued U.S. aid and collaboration with local NGOs, while one State Department official says that conversations about additional aid have stalled.

China continued religious crackdown during renewal of Vatican deal

Oct 26, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Chinese government continued to enforce sweeping restrictions on religious freedom in the weeks prior to the renewal of an agreement with the Vatican on October 22. 

Pope Francis' Christmas liturgies to take place without public

Oct 26, 2020 - 11:13 am .- Pope Francis' Christmas liturgies at the Vatican will be offered without public participation this year, as countries continue to react to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian Jesuit remains in jail, despite call for release from Asian bishops and international groups

Oct 26, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., was arrested Oct. 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s counter-terrorism task force. The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights have condemned his incarceration.

Senate set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Monday evening

Oct 26, 2020 - 08:45 am .- Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday evening, after the Senate held a rare Sunday session during which a majority of senators moved to advance her nomination to a full vote.

Vatican to discuss parish instructions with German bishops, not Synodal Way committee

Oct 26, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican has told the German Bishops’ Conference that a forthcoming meeting in Rome to discuss Germans’ concerns about the new instruction on parishes will not include laymen representing Germany’s “Synodal Way”.

Pope Francis: 'The times we live in are times of Mary'

Oct 26, 2020 - 04:22 am .- Pope Francis said Saturday that the times we live in are the “times of Mary.”

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