Archive of November 2, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 2, 2020

Lone director of Vatican's London property has business ties to deal's broker

Nov 2, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The Vatican Secretariat of State’s holding company, through which it controls a London property at 60 Sloane Avenue, has only one registered director, an Italian-British architect.

Adapting to coronavirus, Pittsburgh diocese allows early Christmas Vigil Masses

Nov 2, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Citing the need for more chances to go to Mass to celebrate the birth of Christ, Christmas Vigil Masses in the Diocese of Pittsburgh this year may begin as early as 2 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Polish pro-abortion leader urges 'revolt' against Church, amid Mass interruptions and protests

Nov 2, 2020 - 04:54 pm .- A leader of Poland’s pro-abortion movement urged Catholics to oppose the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion in the country, even suggesting the possibility of vandalism or other attacks on Catholic churches.

Priest who denied Pope Francis laicized, bishop urges reparation for clergy sexual abuse

Nov 2, 2020 - 04:35 pm .- A California priest who was excommunicated after denying the legitimacy of Pope Francis has been laicized, according to a Nov. 2 letter from his bishop. The priest has also been accused of sexual coercion and manipulation, prompting Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento to call priests to a day of fasting and reparation for the sins of clerical abuse.

Indian bishop calls for investigation into report of attacks on Christians

Nov 2, 2020 - 04:31 pm .- An Indian activist and a local Catholic bishop are calling on a local government to investigate an alleged hate crime against Christians that apparently took place after the Christians refused to take part in animist prayer rituals.

Shooting in Vienna 'apparent terrorist attack'

Nov 2, 2020 - 02:22 pm .- Exchanges of gunfire Monday night between police and unknown assailants in Vienna come after several days of apparently Islamist attacks and demonstrations against Catholics and Catholic churches in Austria.

Attacker of religious sister arrested amid spate of anti-Catholicism in Austria

Nov 2, 2020 - 02:02 pm .- After a Catholic religious sister was attacked on a bus in Austria, police have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan, according to police in the Austrian state of Styria. The attack came among a spate of anti-Catholic attacks and demonstrations in Austria.

Vatican bishop: Peter’s Pence not used to cover London investment losses

Nov 2, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican bishop said Saturday that the Holy See did not use money from Peter’s Pence or the pope’s discretionary fund to cover its losses on a controversial London property.

Death in the modern age – and how to prepare as a Catholic

Nov 2, 2020 - 12:03 pm .- Death. It’s a subject seen as sad, morbid and fearful, something that people would rather not think about, and certainly not discuss.

Eastern Orthodox priest in France shot, wounded

Nov 2, 2020 - 11:42 am .- Fr. Nikolas Kakavelakis, a Greek Orthodox priest in Lyon, was gravely wounded in a shooting Saturday. Police are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Biden claims his politics and Catholic faith 'coincide', despite abortion and religious freedom policies

Nov 2, 2020 - 10:30 am .- In a new video, released on the eve of the general election, Biden asserts that he has the “great advantage” of his religious and political beliefs aligning, despite his support for state-funded abortion and his opposition to several legal protections for religious freedom.

Pope Francis on All Souls’ Day: Christian hope gives life meaning

Nov 2, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis visited a cemetery in Vatican City to pray on All Souls Day Monday and offered Mass for the faithful departed.

French police make six arrests over Nice terror attack

Nov 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- French police have arrested a total of six men in their investigation into the attack on the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Nice.

Andrew Walther, president of EWTN News, remembered as servant of the Church after death on All Saints' Day

Nov 2, 2020 - 07:51 am .- Andrew Thomas Walther, president and chief operating officer of EWTN News, died Sunday evening in New Haven, Connecticut. Remembered foremost as a loving husband and father, in his life’s work he was dedicated to serving the Catholic Church and defending persecuted religious minorities throughout the world. Walther was 45 years old.

Catholic bishops fight for public Masses as England prepares for second lockdown

Nov 2, 2020 - 05:45 am .- Bishops in England have urged the government to permit Catholics to attend public Masses during a second nationwide lockdown beginning Thursday.

Polish pro-lifers launch global rosary initiative

Nov 2, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Polish pro-lifers are inviting Catholics around the world to join a global rosary initiative that launched on Sunday.

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