Archive of November 23, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 23, 2020

Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses

Nov 23, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan to curb the pandemic in British Columbia.

Dutch doctors can sedate 'agitated' patients before euthanasia

Nov 23, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Doctors in the Netherlands are now permitted to sedate patients without their knowledge or consent prior to euthanizing them if there is a chance the patient could “become agitated” as a doctor prepares to end their life. 

Santa Cruz historical commission recommends removing city’s last mission bell

Nov 23, 2020 - 04:34 pm .- The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell from a city intersection, saying the bell represents painful history for the indigenous people of the city.

Catholic mental health council applauds Bishop Conley’s candor on mental illness

Nov 23, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The National Catholic Partnership on Disability’s Council on Mental Illness applauded Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska “on his complete candor regarding his recent experience of coping with mental illness.”

Catholic student jailed in Hong Kong for pro-democracy protest

Nov 23, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Three pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Catholic university student Agnes Chow, pled guilty on Monday for their roles in an “illegal assembly” protest last year in front of a police station.

Cardinal Becciu launches second defamation lawsuit since resignation

Nov 23, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu is launching a second defamation lawsuit in relation to “offensive” media reports surrounding the events that led to his resignation from the rights of a cardinal, his lawyer told CNA Nov. 23. 

Pope Francis and NBA players discuss social justice in Vatican meeting

Nov 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican Monday to discuss their efforts to combat social and economic injustice in the United States.

Bishop Malone and Buffalo diocese sued by NY AG over clergy abuse

Nov 23, 2020 - 11:40 am .- The State of New York is suing the Diocese of Buffalo and its former bishops for failing to protect children for clergy sex abuse.

Court allows Tennessee abortion ban to go into effect

Nov 23, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A federal appeals court on Friday allowed a Tennessee ban on some abortions to go into effect.

Franciscan friar named cardinal says he is taking a leap into the deep

Nov 23, 2020 - 07:05 am .- Franciscan friar Mauro Gambetti was ordained a bishop Sunday afternoon in Assisi less than a week before he will become a cardinal.

Vatican confirms that two cardinals-designate will be absent from consistory

Nov 23, 2020 - 06:10 am .- The Vatican confirmed Monday that two cardinals-designate will not receive their red hats from Pope Francis in Rome this Saturday.

Pope Francis appoints new Sistine Chapel Choir director

Nov 23, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis appointed a new director of the Sistine Chapel Choir Sunday. 

German Catholic archbishop asks Vatican to review his handling of abuse allegations

Nov 23, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A German archbishop asked the Vatican Friday to review his handling of abuse allegations. 

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