Archive of November 17, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 17, 2020

Bishops note Eucharistic hunger, lay and clerical sacrifices, amid coronavirus pandemic

Nov 17, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- Bishops on Tuesday discussed pastoral strategies and the movement of the Holy Spirit during the coronavirus pandemic, noting the great desire for the sacraments on the part of many Catholics. Bishops lauded sacrifices made by priests and laity in service to the Church during the coronavirus pandemic.

USCCB 2020 fall meeting: Day 2 recap

Nov 17, 2020 - 06:26 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) concluded the public portion of its annual Fall General Assembly Tuesday, discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, and preparations for a Biden presidency.

Vatican investigating racy Instagram 'like' by papal account

Nov 17, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The Vatican is investigating usage of the papal Instagram account after Pope Francis’ official page liked a racy picture of a scantily-clad model. 

Outgoing USCCB general secretary: 'Suffering takes the inner shape of endurance'

Nov 17, 2020 - 05:11 pm .- Outgoing USCCB general secretary Monsignor Brian Bransfield on Tuesday praised the U.S. bishops whom he has served for the past 13 years, and offered a reflection on suffering and endurance in the spiritual life.

US bishops denounce racist violence and 'fringe ideology'

Nov 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- After a summer of mass protests and civil unrest, bishops from around the U.S. shared stories of confronting racism in their home dioceses at their annual fall meeting on Tuesday.

The ethics of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

Nov 17, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have indicated it is ethical.

More than 500 hate crimes against Europe’s Christians recorded in 2019

Nov 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has published data documenting more than 500 hate crimes against Christians in Europe in 2019.

Archbishop Gomez: Biden will ‘support policies’ against ‘fundamental’ Catholic values

Nov 17, 2020 - 01:40 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez told bishops Tuesday that a future President Biden, as a Catholic, would present unique challenges for the Church in the United States, especially regarding Biden policy positions at odds with Catholic doctrine.

Catholics urged to take part in global Adoration ahead of International Eucharistic Congress

Nov 17, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A cardinal has urged Catholics worldwide to take part in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday in preparation for next year’s International Eucharistic Congress.

Report: Search finds 600,000 euros in cash at suspended Vatican official’s home

Nov 17, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Police have found hundreds of thousands of euros in cash hidden in two homes of a suspended Vatican official under investigation for corruption, according to Italian media reports.

US bishops reauthorize Committee Against Racism, approve budget

Nov 17, 2020 - 11:21 am .- The U.S. bishops voted at their fall general assembly this week to reauthorize their Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for three years.  

Pastor of Swedish Catholic church: vandal wanted to 'create an eternal Good Friday'

Nov 17, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden was vandalized on Friday, Nov. 13, in an act that the pastor believes was intentionally symbolic.

Situation 'desperate' in Mozambique following rise in extremist attacks

Nov 17, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The United Nations human rights commissioner has called for international attention and aid in Mozambique in response to an escalating series of attacks by Islamist militant groups. 

California Bishop Cantu under Vatican 'Vos estis' investigation

Nov 17, 2020 - 07:52 am .- Senior sources in the Vatican told CNA that the investigation was ordered by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, and concerns Bishop Oscar Cantu’s handling of abuse and misconduct cases in his former diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Polish Catholic university defends St. John Paul II against ‘slander’ in wake of McCarrick Report

Nov 17, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A Polish Catholic university rejected Saturday claims that St. John Paul II failed to combat clerical abuse.

Ex-chaplain to Pittsburgh Steelers named bishop of Youngstown, Ohio

Nov 17, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday named Pittsburgh priest Fr. David J. Bonnar the next bishop of Youngstown, Ohio.

Bishops call for prayer, fasting and reform as USCCB discusses McCarrick Report

Nov 17, 2020 - 04:00 am .- U.S. bishops called for prayer, fasting, and reform during a virtual discussion Monday on the Vatican’s McCarrick Report, which was published last week. The discussion came amid the opening day of a virtual fall meeting of the U.S. bishops’ conference.

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