Archive of December 14, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 14, 2020

US bill against Uyghur forced labor gets corporate lobbyist attention

Dec 14, 2020 - 06:07 pm .- After legislation aiming to counter forced labor in the Chinese province of Xinjiang saw success in the U.S. House of Representatives, significant corporate lobbying has targeted the legislation in the Senate.

Film chronicles life and legacy of Fr Patrick Peyton, 'The Rosary Priest'

Dec 14, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The life of Fr. Patrick Peyton, an Irish-American priest who traveled the world hosting hundreds of rosary rallies and encouraging families to pray together, is the subject of a new film now available for online purchase.

How Catholics are carrying out prison ministry during the pandemic

Dec 14, 2020 - 04:41 pm .- As the pandemic has severely restricted gatherings and volunteer opportunities, Catholic dioceses throughout the United States and Canada have had to rethink prison ministries.

US cabinet departments adopt rule protecting organizations' religious freedom rights

Dec 14, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- Nine federal agencies announced Monday a new rule aimed at protecting the First Amendment rights of religiously-affiliated organizations.

Black Christian ministers blast Georgia candidate for abortion support

Dec 14, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- A coalition of Black Christian ministers have criticized Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock for his support for abortion. In addition to running as a Democrat, Warnock is a senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. 

Abortion groups took in millions in federal coronavirus aid

Dec 14, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Abortion clinics and lobbyists received millions of dollars in emergency small business loans during the pandemic, one pro-life group reports.

Bishops of Angola dedicate country to St. Joseph, pray for peace

Dec 14, 2020 - 02:09 pm .- During a time of civil unrest, and taking a cue from Pope Francis, the Catholic bishops of Angola have dedicated their country to the protection of St. Joseph.

Papal envoy travels to Armenia in aftermath of 44-day war

Dec 14, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A papal envoy traveled to Armenia last week to speak with civil and Christian leaders in the aftermath of the country’s 44-day war with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Bishops in northeast Italy permit general absolution at Christmas due to pandemic

Dec 14, 2020 - 12:55 pm .- Catholic bishops in northeast Italy have said that the risk of illness amid the ongoing pandemic constitutes a grave necessity permitting priests to confer the Sacrament of Reconciliation under the “third form,” also called general absolution, before and during the Christmas season.

Austrian Catholic leader deplores court ruling on assisted suicide

Dec 14, 2020 - 10:30 am .- An Austrian Catholic archbishop expressed dismay after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a criminal offense.

Catholic US bishops approve use of COVID-19 vaccines with 'remote connection' to abortion

Dec 14, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The United States bishops' conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though they were developed with a “remote connection” to “morally compromised” cell lines.

Catholic bishops: No ‘stable and just peace’ 25 years after Dayton Accords

Dec 14, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The Dayton Agreement, signed in Paris 25 years ago today, ended the Bosnian War but failed to create “a stable and just peace,” the Catholic bishops of Bosnia and Herzegovina have said.

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