Archive of November 20, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 20, 2020

Tulsa diocese leaves Christian coalition over abortion

Nov 20, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life of unborn children from abortion, its bishop said earlier this month.

18 states file brief supporting Tennessee's discrimination abortion ban

Nov 20, 2020 - 06:25 pm .- An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race, sex, or Down syndrome diagnosis.

Federal appeals court hears arguments over California abortion mandate

Nov 20, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Friday in the case of California churches against the state’s abortion coverage mandate.

Toronto cardinal rebukes Catholic school board members for barring Catechism reading

Nov 20, 2020 - 04:48 pm .- Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has rebuked members of the local Catholic school board for refusing to allow a passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church pertaining to ministry to people with same-sex attraction to be read during a recent meeting.

Vatican asks Instagram to investigate “Like” by Pope Francis' account

Nov 20, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Vatican denies that anyone from their office “liked” a racy photograph while logged in to Pope Francis’ Instagram account, and has requested that Instagram open an investigation into how or why such a “like” appears to have happened.

Michigan Catholic deacon recovering after stabbing

Nov 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A deacon who was stabbed outside a Michigan church this month is recovering in a rehabilitation hospital, the Diocese of Kalamazoo reported this week.

Cardinal Nichols says he has ‘no wish to walk away’ as bishops launch safeguarding overhaul

Nov 20, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Cardinal Vincent Nichols said Friday that he was committed to overseeing a major overhaul of safeguarding procedures in England and Wales following an independent report that sharply criticized his handling of abuse cases.

Swedish parish holds day of penance and fasting after church vandalism

Nov 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden, is holding a day of penance and fasting Friday in reparation for the vandalism of their church.

Pope Francis tells Latin American leaders to resist corruption during the pandemic

Nov 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis has called on leaders in Latin America to not politicize the coronavirus pandemic, urging them to seek the common good over personal interest.

Cardinal Marx dissolves embattled Catholic community in Munich archdiocese

Nov 20, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx has dissolved an embattled Catholic community in his archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Cardinal Parolin highlights recently found 1916 Vatican letter condemning anti-Semitism

Nov 20, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The Vatican Secretary of State said Thursday that “a living and faithful common memory” is an indispensable tool to fight anti-Semitism.

Vatican abuse trial: Priest accused of cover-up says he knew nothing

Nov 20, 2020 - 05:30 am .- The Vatican court heard Thursday the questioning of one of the defendants in an ongoing trial of two Italian priests for abuse and cover-up allegedly committed in Vatican City from 2007 to 2012.

Pope Francis urges Passionists to help ‘the crucified of our age’

Nov 20, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis urged members of the Passionist order Thursday to deepen their commitment to “the crucified of our age” as they mark the 300th anniversary of their founding. 

Could Trump issue an executive order recognizing unborn babies as persons?

Nov 20, 2020 - 03:28 am .- With just two months left in Donald Trump’s presidency, some pro-life intellectuals are calling for an executive order that offers legal protection for the unborn.

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