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Archive of October 30, 2020

Ahead of beatification, priests reflect on McGivney's priesthood, and the miracle he prayed for

Oct 30, 2020 - 09:50 pm .- A prayer vigil for priests on the eve of the beatification of Ven. Michael McGivney took place Friday, October 30, at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, the parish where McGivney served as a priest and founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882.

Brooklyn auxiliary bishop retires, remains as local pastor

Oct 30, 2020 - 04:43 pm .- The Diocese of Brooklyn announced Friday the retirement of Octavio Cisneros from the office of auxiliary bishop. The Cuban-born bishop will remain in ministry as pastor at a local parish.

Despite concerns raised, New Zealand voters back assisted suicide

Oct 30, 2020 - 04:21 pm .- A strong majority of New Zealand voters approved the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia for the terminally ill Oct. 30. Foes of legalization said many voters appeared confused about the measure’s far-reaching effects and warned that the move will have consequences for the vulnerable.

French police make second arrest in Nice attack

Oct 30, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- An unnamed French official told the New York Times on Friday that police have arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with a deadly terrorist attack inside Notre-Dame de Nice.

Catholic school in Michigan sues over mask mandate for elementary children

Oct 30, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- A Catholic elementary school in Michigan is suing the state’s health department over a mandate that masks be worn continually during the school day, calling the requirement unnecessary, and harmful to its younger students.

Amid protests, Polish president backs abortion for fatal fetal abnormalities

Oct 30, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- Facing protests across the country after a court ruling prohibiting abortion for fetal abnormalities, the Polish president said Friday he would propose a bill permitting abortion in cases of fatal fetal abnormality.

Pope Francis says more action coming in fight against Vatican corruption

Oct 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- Pope Francis has said more changes are on the horizon as the Vatican continues to combat financial corruption inside its walls, but he is cautious about success.

Irish bishops petition government to lift ban on religious gatherings

Oct 30, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Irish bishops met with the prime minister this week to petition the government to lift the current coronavirus restrictions on public worship as soon as possible.

Philadelphia archbishop offers prayers, calls for peace after days of unrest

Oct 30, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia has offered prayers for the family of a man recently killed in a police shooting, and decried the violence which has broken out across the city following the incident. 

Biden touts ‘inspiration’ of Catholic faith, despite abortion and religious freedom positions

Oct 30, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden said this week that his Catholic faith motivates his political career and underpins his plan for governing, but did not mention his support for abortion, his plan to end religious freedom protections for nuns, or his support for expansive new transgender laws, all of which have drawn criticism from U.S. bishops. 

‘Let Michael be the miracle’ - The baby healed through Fr. McGivney’s prayers

Oct 30, 2020 - 10:20 am .- When the Schachle family of Dickson, Tennessee, needed a saint - and a miracle - they called on Fr. Michael McGivney.

Congressman urges vigilance on anniversary of anti-trafficking law

Oct 30, 2020 - 09:40 am .- Two decades after the enactment of a landmark anti-trafficking law, the threat has evolved during the current pandemic—and so too, must the response, says the congressman who wrote the law.

Italian 'security consultant' freed from jail until Vatican extradition request decided

Oct 30, 2020 - 07:18 am .- An Italian woman under investigation by Vatican authorities for suspected embezzlement was released from a jail in Milan on Friday, as she awaits a decision on the Vatican’s extradition request.

‘Go fix those problems’: Why four Catholics are willing to serve in local public office 

Oct 30, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Public office is often thankless and demanding. Here's why four Catholics think it's a noble calling.

Deacon ordained in Spanish diocese after a decade of no ordinations

Oct 30, 2020 - 12:50 am .- After 10 years without an ordination, the Diocese of Segovia in Spain celebrated the diaconal ordination of Álvaro Marín, a 24-year-old seminarian last Sunday.

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