Archive of November 1, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 1, 2020

Vatican Secretariat of State provides context of Pope Francis civil union remark

Nov 1, 2020 - 04:55 pm .- The Vatican’s Secretary of State has asked papal representatives to share with bishops some clarifications regarding comments on civil unions made by Pope Francis in a recently released documentary, according to the apostolic nuncio to Mexico.

Sex ed on the ballot in Washington, definition of marriage in Nevada 

Nov 1, 2020 - 04:11 pm .- Washington state voters have a chance to reject a new “comprehensive” sex education law this Election Day, and the state’s Catholic bishops say they should. Meanwhile, Nevada voters can decide whether to preserve constitutional language recognizing marriage as a union of one man and one woman, although the state is required by a 2015 Supreme Court decision to recognize same-sex marriage.

‘He lived the Beatitudes’: Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed Michael McGivney

Nov 1, 2020 - 01:45 pm .- At the Nov. 1 Mass of Thanksgiving for newly beatified Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said McGivney provides a model for both priests and laypeople of how to “live the Beatitudes.”

Brazilian court prohibits 'Catholic' name for abortion advocacy group

Nov 1, 2020 - 08:00 am .- A Brazilian court has ruled that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” must remove the term “Catholic” from its name, as the organization’s goals are incompatible with the values of the Catholic Church. The organization is an outgrowth of the U.S. based Catholics for Choice, which advocates for pro-abortion policies.

Pope Francis: The saints are 'authoritative witnesses of Christian hope'

Nov 1, 2020 - 07:45 am .- On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to follow the model of the saints, who pursued virtue in contradiction to the ways of the world and thus give witness to Christian hope.

Pope Francis names Archbishop Tomasi delegate to Order of Malta

Nov 1, 2020 - 06:38 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday named Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi his special delegate to the Order of Malta, following the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

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