Archive of November 5, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 5, 2020

Fresno diocesan priest accused of misconduct, gang links

Nov 5, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The Catholic Diocese of Fresno has taken out a restraining order against a priest and launched an investigation of him after he was accused of drug use, physical abuse, threatening behavior and gang links.

Portland rioters damage Catholic church known for outreach to the poor 

Nov 5, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- A Catholic church in downtown Portland, Oregon - known for helping the area’s poor - suffered shattered windows during a riot Wednesday night that saw nearly a dozen protestors arrested.

'McCarrick Report' could be 'black-eye' for Church, Cardinal Dolan says

Nov 5, 2020 - 02:52 pm .- The Archbishop of New York said Thursday that a long-awaited Vatican report on the career of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick could be a “black eye” for the Church. The report is expected to be released next week.

Agreement allowing Planned Parenthood to operate in Guatemala rescinded

Nov 5, 2020 - 02:48 pm .- Guatemala’s Interior Ministry rescinded Wednesday an agreement it had made last month allowing Planned Parenthood to establish and operate branch office in the country.

McCarrick report due for release next week

Nov 5, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Vatican’s long-awaited report on the career of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is set to be released early next week, multiple Vatican sources have told CNA.

Lawyer downplays suspended Vatican official’s role in London property deal

Nov 5, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A lawyer for Msgr. Mauro Carlino downplayed the suspended Vatican official’s involvement in a controversial London property deal, saying that his role was limited and ultimately benefited the Secretariat of State by saving 5,000 euros.

Details of Schoenstatt founder abuse and coercion allegations emerge

Nov 5, 2020 - 12:05 pm .- A Church historian has published some details regarding the allegations of abuse made against  Fr. Josef Kentenich, founder of the Schoenstatt ecclesial movement. The movement has rejected claims that its founder engaged in sexual abuse, while in July a German bishops announced that a commission would review the priest’s beatification process.

Patience and the priesthood: A vocation 50 years in the making

Nov 5, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- On average, diocesan priests take about six years to complete seminary formation. For Dominican priests, it is seven. Jesuits study for over a decade. David Pinto, however, has them all beat.

Analysis: Pope Francis’ ‘long game’ of Vatican financial reform comes full circle

Nov 5, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis has removed control of financial affairs and investments from the Secretariat of State - a dramatic turn in the financial scandals surrounding the secretariat, and in the project of curial reform which has been grinding on slowly since the beginning of Francis’s pontificate.

Typhoon Goni hits Philippines, compounding damage of storms and coronavirus

Nov 5, 2020 - 10:28 am .- Typhoon Goni has hit the Philippines, killing several people and causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes as the country struggles to recover from two other recent major storms and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Eastern Orthodox priest shot in France emerges from coma

Nov 5, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Fr. Nikolas Kakavelakis, a Greek Orthodox priest in Lyon who was seriously wounded in a shooting Saturday, has emerged from coma, according to French media.

Pope Francis offers Mass for souls of 169 deceased bishops, cardinals

Nov 5, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to pray for the dead and remember Christ’s promise of the resurrection at a Mass offered Thursday for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died in the past year.

Pope Francis transfers financial administration out of Secretariat of State

Nov 5, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has requested that all responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be transferred out of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

Catholics urged to join nationwide daily prayer as England enters second lockdown

Nov 5, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Bishops urged Catholics in England to join in a nationwide daily “moment of prayer” Wednesday as the country entered a second lockdown.

‘Vos estis’ inquiry into Polish Catholic archbishop advances

Nov 5, 2020 - 04:10 am .- The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Wednesday that the diocesan phase of an investigation into an archbishop accused of negligence has ended.

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