Archive of October 27, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 27, 2020

Focolare Movement will review handling of abuse allegations

Oct 27, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The Focolare Movement will initiate an independent review of the group’s handling of sexual abuse allegations.

Former Swiss Guard releases Catholic Christmas cookbook

Oct 27, 2020 - 05:44 pm .- A new cookbook offers recipes, some more than 1,000 years old, that have been served at the Vatican during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Louisiana voters will decide whether to amend constitution to exclude 'right to abortion'

Oct 27, 2020 - 04:21 pm .- Voters in Louisiana will decide Nov. 3 on a constitutional amendment, authored by a pro-life Democrat, which would prevent Louisiana’s courts finding a “right to abortion,” or to public abortion funding, in the state’s constitution.

New Orleans archdiocese seeks laicization for all clergy credibly accused of sex abuse

Oct 27, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- While scandalous allegations against two New Orleans-area priests have again raised questions about the Church’s response to clergy misconduct, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has confirmed that for the past two years it has been seeking to laicize clergy who have been removed from ministry for credible reports of sexual abuse.

Report: Vatican investigators focus on longtime investment manager

Oct 27, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- An Italian newsweekly says it has obtained a document in which Vatican investigators focus on Enrico Crasso - a longtime investment manager for the Holy See - as a central figure in the ongoing financial scandal.

Vatican abuse trial: Victim petitions to sue pre-seminary and religious group

Oct 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- At a hearing Tuesday of an ongoing abuse and cover-up trial against two Italian priests, the Vatican court accepted a request from the victim’s lawyer to sue the institution where the alleged abuse took place, as well as the group which oversees it.

'One of our own': Catholic leaders welcome Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Oct 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Catholic bishops, academics, and policy experts hailed the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on October 26.

Mississippi abortion decision due as Amy Coney Barrett joins Supreme Court

Oct 27, 2020 - 10:05 am .- As new Justice Amy Coney Barrett takes her seat at the Supreme Court, one of the first decisions on her desk will be the court’s consideration of whether to review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban.

Vatican diplomat: Catholics can help UN to live up to its principles

Oct 27, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has said that faith-based organizations need to help the international community to see its “lack of consistency” in implementing its most basic principles, such as respect for the dignity of every human being.

Pope Francis urges Europe’s leaders to rediscover ‘path of fraternity’

Oct 27, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis warned Europe’s leaders Tuesday that the project of European unity is at risk unless they “rediscover the path of fraternity” that inspired the project’s founders.

Order of Malta to elect new Grand Master amid constitutional clash

Oct 27, 2020 - 05:00 am .- In normal times, the election of a new Grand Master of the Order of Malta would be a fascinating enough event, but these are not normal times for the order. CNA spoke to the order’s Grand Chancellor – effectively its chief operating officer - Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, about a crucial period for the historic order and its work.

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