Archive of October 28, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 28, 2020

Some 2016 Trump critics say record on abortion, religious liberty changed their minds

Oct 28, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- During the 2016 Republic primaries, some prominent conservative Catholics warned about Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Four years later, some say they now support his reelection, while one Catholic scholar told CNA his focus is on the future of American political discourse.

US Secretary of State visits a site of Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter bombings

Oct 28, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- During a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, one of the sites of the 2019 Easter bombings.

After Pope Francis' civil union remarks, archbishop recalls Argentina's civil unions debate

Oct 28, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- After remarks in a newly-released documentary from Pope Francis on civil unions, the archbishop emeritus of La Plata, Argentina, has offered his recollection of a 2010 debate on civil unions which took place within the Argentine bishops’ conference, while the country’s legislature was preparing to approve a same-sex marriage bill.

Bishops call for peaceful dialogue amid protests of Poland abortion ruling

Oct 28, 2020 - 04:11 pm .- The Polish bishops on Wednesday emphasized the protection of life and the importance of social peace, as critics of a court ruling against a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities have been blocking roads and bridges, and disrupting churches, across the country.

San Francisco archbishop asks DA to prosecute Serra statue vandalism

Oct 28, 2020 - 03:56 pm .- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has asked the Marin County district attorney to prosecute those arrested after an Oct. 12 riot at a mission church to the “full extent of the law,” after several of the rioters defaced and pulled to the ground a statue of St. Junipero Serra.

Supreme Court adoption case could have national impact on religious liberty

Oct 28, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Gail Blais and her husband James wanted to adopt her biological great-granddaughter, who is now just over one year old and currently in foster care. They were prevented from doing so by the state of Washington, because of their religious views against hormone therapy for gender dysphoria.

Senators condemn Chinese 'genocide' against Uyghurs

Oct 28, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Monday to declare China’s actions against the Uyghur population as genocide. 

Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom of Lebanese priests killed under Ottoman Empire

Oct 28, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Pope Francis Wednesday advanced the sainthood causes of nine men and women, including two Lebanese priests martyred under the Ottoman Empire.

Catholic bishop laments deaths of children after migrant boat sinks in English Channel

Oct 28, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Catholic bishop expressed sorrow Wednesday after a migrant boat sank in the English Channel, killing four members of a family, including two children.

Paris’ Sacre-Coeur Basilica to be classified as a protected historic monument

Oct 28, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris is expected to receive classification as a protected historic monument by France’s Minister of Culture.

Catholic bishops back Title IX law on 'trans athletes'

Oct 28, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has given its support to a new piece of legislation that aims to keep male athletes from competing in athletic teams and competitions for women and girls. 

A history of anti-Catholicism: Telling the story of the Church in America

Oct 28, 2020 - 10:00 am .- From political smears against Al Smith, to the papers of a Massachusetts convent torched by mobs, the Catholic University of America's Special Collections Department has a trove of historical material, spanning centuries.

Pope Francis bestows pallium on new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Oct 28, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday bestowed the pallium on the newly appointed Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Cameroon after deadly school attack

Oct 28, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis appealed for an end to violence in Cameroon Wednesday after seven students were killed in an attack on a school in the city of Kumba.

Malaysia’s first cardinal dies at age 88

Oct 28, 2020 - 07:10 am .- Malaysia’s first cardinal died Wednesday at the age of 88.

Pope Francis supports Polish Catholics in fight against abortion

Oct 28, 2020 - 05:07 am .- Pope Francis told Polish Catholics Wednesday that he asks St. John Paul II’s intercession for respect for life, amid protests in Poland over a law prohibiting abortion.

Polish Catholics urged to pray and fast after protesters disrupt Masses over abortion ruling

Oct 28, 2020 - 04:35 am .- An archbishop urged Polish Catholics to pray and fast Tuesday after protesters disrupted Masses in the wake of a landmark court ruling on abortion. 

The martyrs buried at the Valley of the Fallen

Oct 28, 2020 - 03:01 am .- The Valley of the Fallen is a monumental complex near Madrid which includes an abbey and basilica, and which honors the fallen of both sides during the Spanish civil war. The bodies of more than 30,000 victims of the war are buried in the complex.

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