Archive of December 7, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 7, 2020

Ohio legislature passes bill to require burial or cremation of aborted babies

Dec 7, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The legislature of Ohio has passed a bill that would require the bodies of babies killed in surgical abortions to be cremated or buried at the abortion clinic’s expense.

Indonesian Catholic bishops call for justice in local elections

Dec 7, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- The bishops of Indonesia urged Catholics to participate in the upcoming local elections by voting for Catholics who honor the common good while fighting unjust practices.

US Supreme Court urged to protect KY religious schools from shutdown

Dec 7, 2020 - 04:37 pm .- An order shuttering in-person education until Jan. 4 in Kentucky amid rising COVID-19 cases amounts to religious discrimination, the US Supreme Court has been told in amici curiae briefs.

Belarus to be consecrated to Mary on Immaculate Conception feast

Dec 7, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The metropolitan archbishop of Minsk has asked all churches in Belarus to pray an act of consecration of Belarus to the Immaculate Heart of Mary after Mass on Dec. 8.

End executions for Advent, Catholic bishops tell Trump

Dec 7, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Leading U.S. bishops are imploring the Trump administration to stop scheduled federal executions during the season of Advent.

Scots College in Rome to change location in the city

Dec 7, 2020 - 09:38 am .- The Scottish seminary in Rome is looking to relocate closer to the city center next year, after determining that needed updates to the current building will not be cost-effective.

Australia celebrates 10th anniversary of St. Mary MacKillop’s canonization

Dec 7, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Australia is celebrating the 10th anniversary this year of the canonization of the country’s first and only saint, St. Mary MacKillop.

Pro-life leaders react to Biden's 'extreme' HHS pick

Dec 7, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pro-life leaders have warned against Joe Biden’s “aggressively pro-abortion” pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has a long track record in taking legal action against pro-life organizations.

Report: Vatican seeks 8-year jail sentence for ex-Vatican bank president

Dec 7, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican’s Promoter of Justice is seeking an eight-year jail term for a former president of the Institute for Religious Works, according to Italian media reports.

Belgian Catholics organize legal challenge to public Mass ban

Dec 7, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Catholics in Belgium are seeking to take legal action against the government after it decreed that public Masses will remain suspended in the country through Jan. 15, 2021.

EWTN Spain to launch on Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 7, 2020 - 06:15 am .- A new EWTN channel in Spain will begin broadcasting television programs Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Pope Francis will travel to Iraq in 2021

Dec 7, 2020 - 05:55 am .- The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Iraq in March 2021. He will be the first pope to ever visit the country, which is still recovering from the devastation inflicted by the Islamic State.

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