Analysis: Will anything change on pro-choice politicians and holy communion?
Denver Newsroom, Aug 12, 2020 / 09:05 pm (CNA).- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been working from home these last few months, like a lot of people have. Biden has been campaigning from his house in Delaware: livestreaming interviews, appearing on radio shows, and releasing videos. But now that Biden has selected a running mate, and is less than three months […]
Too few safeguards, opponents of New Zealand euthanasia, assisted suicide bill say
CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- A New Zealand bill that would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide does not have enough protections against the possible coercion of vulnerable people, opponents of the bill said at a recent public forum. Renee Joubert, executive officer of advocacy group Euthanasia-Free NZ, said Aug. 10 that she is concerned that the End of Life Choice Act 2019 […]
Dozens killed, missing after landslide in India
CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 05:16 pm (CNA).- A landslide in southern India has killed at least 52 people and destroyed dozens of buildings, including one Protestant church, in recent days. For nearly a week, Kerala state has faced monsoon rainfalls and flooding, triggering a massive landslide in the Idukki district. Dozens of houses on a tea plantation were demolished, and about 70 people were […]
Analysis: Was a stack of Bibles burned in Portland, or was it fake news?
Denver Newsroom, Aug 12, 2020 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- If you perused the news online on Saturday, Aug. 1, you could be forgiven for believing that large-scale Bible burnings— the kind perpetrated by the Nazis in the 1930s— were taking place in the apparently Godless streets of Portland, Oregon.Dozens of news stories from Aug. 1 repeated a claim from a Malaysia-based journalist that […]
'Deeply flawed': Catholics react to Harris VP selection
CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Catholics and pro-life organizations offered a range of reactions to the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as former vice president Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 election. Biden announced his selection on Aug. 11, triggering a wave of reactions among political and Catholic commentators Fordham University professor Charles Camosy, […]
Pope Francis meets with bishop newly consecrated to lead Mongolia’s Catholics
Vatican City, Aug 12, 2020 / 03:11 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis met Wednesday with an Italian missionary who was recently consecrated a bishop to lead Mongolia’s apostolic prefecture. Bishop Giorgio Marengo, 46, served as a Consolata missionary priest in Mongolia for 17 years before Pope Francis appointed him Prefect of Ulaanbaatar April 2. His episcopal consecration took place in Turin Aug. […]
Former employee charged with stealing $472,000 from Archdiocese of Washington
CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 02:07 pm (CNA).- The former assistant superintendent of Catholic schools in Washington, D.C., has been charged with embezzling close to half a million dollars from the archdiocese over an eight-year period. Kenneth Gaughan, 41, has been charged in two separate schemes to steal money from the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and the federal Paycheck Protection Program […]
Catholic Archbishop of Minsk calls for end to violence after Belarus election
CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev called Tuesday for an end to the violent clashes occurring across Belarus following a disputed presidential election. “At this crucial moment in our history, in the name of the God of boundless mercy, love, and peace, I call on all parties to the conflict to end the violence. May your hands, created for peaceful […]
NY COVID-19 stats could hide real nursing home death toll
CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 12:10 pm (CNA).- Official figures from New York state likely under-represent the real number of nursing home residents who died as a result of COVID-19, according to a new report on Tuesday. Officially, New York claims to have lost 6,600 nursing home residents to COVID-19, which would be just over 20% of the state’s total deaths. In neighboring New Jersey, nursing […]
Christian Murdered for Living in a Muslim Suburb in Pakistan
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