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Oct 22, 2020 - 10:00 pm .- The head of the EWTN media network said ahead of Election Day that the 2020 presidential election offers, beyond a choice between individuals, a philosophical choice between different views of American life.
Oct 22, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- Following recent attacks on three churches in Chile, the bishops of Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina expressed their closeness to and support of the Church in Chile.
Oct 22, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- The Knights of Columbus has launched a nine-day novena to prepare for the beatification of the organization's founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, at the end of the month.
Oct 22, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- The president of the French bishops’ council for Catholic education expressed solidarity with the country’s school community following the beheading of a Parish school teacher in an Islamist terror attack last week.
Oct 22, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Recent annual reports show that federal funding to Planned Parenthood has increased, despite efforts by the Trump administration to eliminate federal funding for the abortion provider over the last four years. 
Oct 22, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- Several religious statues— including two of Mary and one of Christ— outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier this week, the latest of numerous acts of vandalism on Catholic churches and art this year in the US.
Oct 22, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- A San Francisco public school district committee this month recommended that 44 schools with “inappropriate” names be renamed, with Junipero Serra Elementary School near the top of the list.
Oct 22, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has concluded his four-year mandate as apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Oct 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The United States hosted the signing ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Thursday. The document rejects the claim that abortion is an international human right. 
Oct 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Chinese bishops after the Vatican-China deal: Who was appointed? Whose excommunications were lifted? Who stepped aside?
Oct 22, 2020 - 11:22 am .- The director of a new documentary about Pope Francis received an Italian film award in a ceremony in the Vatican Gardens on Thursday, amid international controversy over his documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis.
Oct 22, 2020 - 09:28 am .- Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, director of the Jesuit magazine La Civiltà Cattolica, said on Wednesday evening that an expression of support for same-sex civil unions from Pope Francis is “nothing new” and does not signify a change of Catholic doctrine. But the priest’s remarks have raised some question about the origin of comments from Pope Francis on civil unions, which were featured in the newly-released documentary “Francesco.”
Oct 22, 2020 - 08:35 am .- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting up a final confirmation vote by the whole Senate. Democratic members of the committee boycotted the vote and did not attend.
Oct 22, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poland’s constitutional court ruled Thursday that a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional.
Oct 22, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Polish city has unveiled a giant mural of St. John Paul II in honor of the birth centenary of the pope whose feast day is celebrated Thursday.
Oct 22, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The three teenage girls who killed Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti 20 years ago attested afterward that while they were stabbing the 60-year-old religious sister to death, she told them she forgave them.
Oct 22, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican and China have renewed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops for two more years, the Holy See announced Thursday.
Oct 22, 2020 - 12:18 am .- A Canadian report has put a dollar figure on legal assisted suicide, claiming that legalization has saved millions of dollars in health care costs—and that a looming expansion of legal assisted suicide, known by backers as “aid in dying,” would save millions more.
Oct 21, 2020 - 06:49 pm .- After comments from Pope Francis on civil unions, CNA looks at your questions.
Oct 21, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez has rebuked an online claim that he plans to vote for Joe Biden in the November presidential election, stating that an alleged conversation in which he disclosed his voting plans never actually took place.

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