Archive of November 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 3, 2020

Election night 2020: 5 things you need to know

Nov 3, 2020 - 11:10 pm .- Late into election night, well after midnight in Washington, DC, here are 5 things you need to know.

Election not yet resolved, with critical Catholic issues hanging in the balance

Nov 3, 2020 - 11:06 pm .- Control of the White House and Senate remained unresolved on Election Night, with Pennsylvania expected to take days to certify a result in the presidential contest, and a run-off set to be held in Georgia’s special election for the Senate.

Washington approves sex-ed measure, despite objection from state's bishops

Nov 3, 2020 - 10:10 pm .- Voters in Washington approved a ballot measure that will require “comprehensive sex education” in public schools. Washington’s Catholic bishops opposed the measure.

Colorado Proposition 115: Results

Nov 3, 2020 - 10:00 pm .-

Colorado voters fail to approve 22-week abortion ban, Proposition 115

Nov 3, 2020 - 09:47 pm .- Voters in Colorado rejected a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in the state after 22 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases where a mother’s life is threatened.

Democrats projected to keep House, plan to advance abortion legislation

Nov 3, 2020 - 09:05 pm .- Democrats are projected to retain control of the House as of late Tuesday night, and have pledged to push for federal funding of abortion in the new term.

Louisiana Amendment 1: Results

Nov 3, 2020 - 09:00 pm .-

Louisiana voters approve Amendment 1 to exclude ‘right to abortion’ from state constitution

Nov 3, 2020 - 08:47 pm .- Louisiana voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to prevent Louisiana’s courts from finding a “right to abortion,” or to public abortion funding, in the state’s constitution.

New protests over closure of seminary in Argentina

Nov 3, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Demonstrators this weekend protested the Vatican-ordered closure of Mary Mother of God Seminary in San Rafael, Argentina.

The human cost of N Ireland’s abortion regulations: over 700 unborn lives

Nov 3, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- Seven months after Northern Ireland’s expansive legal abortion law took effect, pro-life advocates have lamented the lives lost and called for change.

Democrats for Life following Congressional and state races

Nov 3, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- While the Democratic platform includes support for taxpayer-funded abortion, on demand, throughout a pregnancy, several candidates at the local, state, and national level have bucked the party line to stand for life while standing for election. 

Why many Catholic dioceses offer free interment of cremated remains

Nov 3, 2020 - 03:49 pm .- There are many ways - some more conventional than others - that cremated remains, kept in urns or in other containers, find their way to the Catholic cemetery overseen by Richard Peterson in Seattle, Washington.

Government to delay publication of Poland abortion ruling

Nov 3, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- In the face of country-wide protests, the government of Poland is delaying the publication of a court ruling which found unconstitutional a law allowing abortions in cases of fetal abnormality.

Vatican cardinal marks 70 years since proclamation of dogma of the Assumption

Nov 3, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Catholics in Rome marked the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption Sunday with a solemn Mass offered by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza.

Pope Francis: Pray that robotics and AI always serve humankind

Nov 3, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis has invited Catholics around the world to pray that robotics and artificial intelligence will remain always at the service of human beings. 

Vatican Christmas display to be ‘a sign of hope’ during pandemic

Nov 3, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Vatican announced the details of the 2020 edition of the annual Christmas display in St. Peter’s Square, intended to be a sign of hope and faith in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

Catholic girl in Pakistan in protective custody after abduction, forced marriage

Nov 3, 2020 - 11:53 am .- Arzoo Raja, a 13-year-old Catholic girl in Pakistan whom a 44-year-old man allegedly kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam, and married, has been recovered and is in protective custody.

'An extraordinary legacy of service' - Friends remember Andrew Walther

Nov 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Catholic and political leaders paid tribute to the late EWTN News president Andrew Walther on Monday and Tuesday. Walther, who died Nov. 1, was remembered as a communications strategist, an advocate for persecuted Christians, a faithful Catholic, and a husband and father.

Brunei's cardinal-elect says Catholic Church can't be a 'little bubble'

Nov 3, 2020 - 10:19 am .- Cardinal-designate Cornelius Sim certainly was surprised to learn Pope Francis had chosen him to be one of 13 new cardinals.

French bishops say public Mass ban violates freedom of worship

Nov 3, 2020 - 09:00 am .- As France begins its second lockdown this year, French bishops are filing an urgent appeal to continue public Masses, saying that the most recent coronavirus restrictions “violate freedom of worship.”

Czech cardinal criticizes tech censorship after Twitter account is suspended

Nov 3, 2020 - 08:00 am .- A Czech cardinal has criticized online censorship after his Twitter account was restored days after it was suspended.

Cardinal Parolin to EU bishops: Protect life from conception to natural death

Nov 3, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has encouraged bishops in Europe to evaluate legislative proposals in light of the transcendent dignity of every human person.

Campaigns target Catholic voters in crucial swing states

Nov 3, 2020 - 06:00 am .- As the polls open for in-person voting, campaigners for both sides are looking to turn out the critical Catholic vote, with the candidates’ stances on abortion a crucial issue for persuading voters.

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Pray for victims of Vienna terror attack

Nov 3, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Austria’s Catholic bishops have appealed for prayers for the victims of Monday night’s terror attack in Vienna. 

American Catholics recall 'incredible joy' at beatification of Fr. Michael McGivney

Nov 3, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney was a much smaller affair than many had hoped. But despite the pandemic, people still came from across the country and across the world to honor the founder of the Knights of Columbus.

Arlington bishop highlights work of Catholic Charities during National Adoption Month

Nov 3, 2020 - 12:52 am .- Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington has called on Catholics to support adoptive families, while recognizing the important work of faith-based adoption agencies during National Adoption Month.

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