Archive of November 24, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 24, 2020

Argentine president hopes Pope Francis 'won't be angry' over abortion bill

Nov 24, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- Argentine president Alberto Fernández said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis won’t be angry because of a bill he introduced in the country’s legislature to legalize abortion. The president, a Catholic, said he had to introduce the bill to solve "a public health problem in Argentina.”

Call for abortion clinic buffer zones throughout Scotland

Nov 24, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Pro-choice activists are calling on the Scottish government to ban prayer and public discussion of abortion in the vicinity of the country’s abortion clinics.

What connection does Moderna’s vaccine have to aborted fetal tissue? 

Nov 24, 2020 - 06:33 pm .- Amid debate over the ethics of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate under development by Moderna, a Catholic microbiologist told CNA that while research connected to aborted fetal cells may have contributed to the knowledge base being used in the vaccine’s development, the actual production of the vaccine does not use cells of any kind, fetal or otherwise.

New Catholic priests voice satisfaction in priestly life, but minority report 'troubling' adversity

Nov 24, 2020 - 04:50 pm .- A survey of recently ordained Catholic priests reports that the great majority find great satisfaction in their work celebrating sacraments and in their parish ministry, but there are also difficulties and areas for which they felt seminary life had left them unprepared.

Analysis: Archbishop Gregory says he won’t deny Biden communion. How will Catholics respond?

Nov 24, 2020 - 04:25 pm .- Washington’s archbishop, who will be made a cardinal this weekend, told a journalist Tuesday that in his diocese, he will not deny Holy Communion to a politician who has pledged to enshrine access to abortion in federal law and permit federal funding of abortions. That politician is President-elect Joe Biden.

Massachusetts governor must decide whether to veto bill expanding abortion access

Nov 24, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A measure expanding abortion access in Massachusetts has passed both the state house and senate, and could prompt a veto from the governor.

Feinstein will not continue as head Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

Nov 24, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- Following complaints from liberal groups on her handling of Amy Coney’s Barrett’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she will not seek to continue as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

New project brings psychological care to Rohingya refugee children

Nov 24, 2020 - 01:19 pm .- A new initiative for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is offering counseling and psychological care for children and adolescents in refugee camps.

Iraqi Christians ‘living with hope’ as stability slowly returns to Nineveh Plains

Nov 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Iraqi Christians are trying to face challenges with strength and hope as they continue to rebuild their lives after the Islamic State invaded in 2014, a Chaldean Catholic priest has said.

Patriarch Pizzaballa entrusts new mission to prayer of contemplative orders

Nov 24, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa has entrusted his new mission as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem to the prayer of contemplative religious orders in the Holy Land.

Federal court says Texas can withhold Medicaid from Planned Parenthood

Nov 24, 2020 - 10:05 am .- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that abortion providers and their customers cannot challenge Texas’ decision to withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood.

What Biden foreign policy picks mean for religious freedom

Nov 24, 2020 - 09:30 am .- President-elect Joe Biden announced several foreign policy appointments to his cabinet on Monday, including a nominee for Secretary of State. If confirmed, nominees will shape U.S. foreign policy on a range of subjects, especially religious freedom.

Pope Francis advances sainthood causes of priests with early and late vocations

Nov 24, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis advanced Tuesday the sainthood causes of several men and women, including two Italian priests of the 20th century -- one who was ordained at age 23 and another who was ordained at 65.

Chinese Patriotic Association announces ordination of new bishop

Nov 24, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Chinese Patriotic Association announced Monday the ordination of a new bishop of Qingdao.

Benedict XVI’s former 'Vatileaks' butler Paolo Gabriele dies at age 54

Nov 24, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The papal butler who was pardoned by Benedict XVI for his role in the “Vatileaks” affair has died at the age of 54.

Pope Francis hails Argentina’s doctors and nurses as ‘unsung heroes’ of pandemic

Nov 24, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis hailed Argentina’s healthcare workers as the “unsung heroes” of the coronavirus pandemic in a video message released Friday. 

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