Archive of December 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 8, 2020

After hurricanes, Honduran nationals in US gain protections against deportation

Dec 8, 2020 - 06:10 pm .- After several Central American countries were hit hard by hurricanes Iota and Eta, the Department of Homeland Security has extended existing temporary protected status (TPS) for Honduras and given new protections to its nationals.

Watch groups: Christians in Turkey face suppression, exploitation

Dec 8, 2020 - 04:58 pm .- Christians in Turkey are being systematically suppressed or exploited for political gains, warns a new report from two human rights watch groups, International Christian Concern and Middle East Concern.

Catholic high schools in Michigan sue over coronavirus order keeping them closed

Dec 8, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- Two high schools in the Diocese of Lansing have joined a lawsuit against a public health order keeping schools in Michigan closed for in-person learning, calling the order “scientifically, educationally and constitutionally unjustified.”

Cardinal Parolin admitted to hospital for surgery

Dec 8, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The Vatican Secretary of State was admitted to a Roman hospital Tuesday for a scheduled surgery to treat prostate enlargement.

Fund solutions, not abortions, House committee hears

Dec 8, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Government must support mothers and children instead of paying for abortions, members of Congress heard at a Tuesday hearing on taxpayer-funded abortion.

Construction crane knocks head and torso off Catholic cathedral’s statue of St. Paul

Dec 8, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A construction crane knocked the head and torso off a statue of St. Paul atop Liège Cathedral in Belgium Monday.

Charleston bishop cleared by Vatican over abuse claim

Dec 8, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The Bishop of Charleston, SC, has been cleared of accusations of sexual abuse by the Vatican, the diocese announced Sunday.

Labor Department strengthens religious freedom rule

Dec 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Labor Department (DOL) finalized a rule on Monday that allows faith-based government contractors to make employment decisions based on their religious beliefs.

Polish archbishop responds to ‘unprecedented attacks’ on St. John Paul II after McCarrick Report

Dec 8, 2020 - 09:20 am .- St. John Paul II’s “highest priority” was combating clerical abuse and protecting young people, a Catholic archbishop said Monday in response to what he called “unprecedented attacks” on the Polish pope.

Pope Francis: the Immaculate Conception is ‘one of the wonders of the story of salvation’

Dec 8, 2020 - 06:20 am .- The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday.

Pope Francis proclaims Year of St. Joseph

Dec 8, 2020 - 04:08 am .- Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph Tuesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. 

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Immaculate Conception statue in rain-drenched Rome

Dec 8, 2020 - 01:45 am .- Pope Francis made a surprise visit Tuesday morning to the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna.

After adding major abortion expansions, Mass. lawmakers send budget bill to governor

Dec 8, 2020 - 12:21 am .- Legislators have sent to the Massachusetts governor a $46.2 billion full-year budget plan that includes provisions to expand access to abortion, additions which have drawn strong pro-life criticism.

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