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  • Linden Cameron shooting ‘devastating,’ Catholic disability group says
    on September 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Denver Newsroom, Sep 27, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The director of a Catholic organization focused on the needs of people with disabilities said Wednesday that the police shooting of a Utah boy with autism points to the importance of advocacy, understanding, and compassion for people with autism and […]

  • ‘A person of utmost integrity’: Catholic leaders pay tribute to Amy Coney Barrett
    on September 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    CNA Staff, Sep 27, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders and academics have voiced their support following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Tributes to the Catholic judge and nominee followed Barrett’s official […]

  • Cardinal Pell to return to Rome this week
    on September 27, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Rome Newsroom, Sep 27, 2020 / 09:10 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome on Tuesday, his first time back in the Vatican since 2017, when he took a leave of absence from his role as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy to travel to Australia.  The cardinal is […]

  • 'The family has fundamental value' - an interview with Polish President Andrzej Duda
    on September 27, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Vatican City, Sep 27, 2020 / 06:53 am (CNA).-  On Sept. 25, EWTN News spoke with Poland's President Andrzej Duda, who met with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome. Duda spoke about his own Catholic faith, Pope St. John Paul II, secularization, and his efforts to promote the family.Below is the […]

  • Pope Francis: The path to holiness requires spiritual combat
    on September 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Vatican City, Sep 27, 2020 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness. “There is no path to holiness without some renunciation and without spiritual combat,” Pope Francis said in his […]

  • Amy Coney Barrett pledges 'humility' and 'service' after SCOTUS nomination
    on September 26, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Washington D.C., Sep 26, 2020 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Judge Amy Coney Barrett pledged to serve all Americans with impartiality if confirmed to the Supreme Court, following her nomination by President Donald Trump on Saturday. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden on Sept. 26, Barrett said she was […]

  • Day of prayer planned for 357 religious dead from COVID-19 in Spain
    on September 26, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- The Spanish Conference of Religious (CONFER) has announced that September 29 will be observed as a day of prayer for the 357 religious who have died from the novel coronavirus during the pandemic in Spain. The conference invited religious communities to […]

  • Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
    on September 26, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Washington D.C., Sep 26, 2020 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump officially presented Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court on Saturday, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week. Trump presented Judge Barrett, a Catholic, […]

  • Catholic cathedral vandalized in California with 'white power,' 'BLM,' and swastikas
    on September 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).-   A Catholic cathedral in California was defaced overnight, with swastikas, an upside-down cross, and other messages spray-painted on the church’s doors and entryways. “This morning our beloved Cathedral was defaced with pentagrams, upside down […]

  • Trump: 'Faith in God' helps unite nation
    on September 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- President Donald Trump invoked faith as an enduring force for national stability and resilience during times of trial in a statement released by the White House on Saturday. “Our great Nation was founded by men and women of deep and abiding faith—a […]

  • Russia seeks to bar foreign-educated religious leaders from teaching, preaching
    on September 26, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 06:01 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders in Russia are expressing concern about a bill that would restrict the ability of Russian religious ministers who receive religious education abroad to teach or preach in Russia. The bill calls for “recertification” in Russian […]

  • Iraqi archbishop who preserves historic manuscripts nominated for Sakharov Prize
    on September 26, 2020 at 12:19 am

    CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2020 / 06:19 pm (CNA).- The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has been nominated for the Sakharov Prize for his work to preserve hundreds of historic manuscripts from destruction by the Islamic State in 2014. Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel, a Dominican, has worked since at least 1990 to […]

  • Vandal takes baseball bat to Catholic seminary in Texas, but none harmed
    on September 25, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Denver Newsroom, Sep 25, 2020 / 05:07 pm (CNA).- A man who wielded a baseball bat on the grounds of a Catholic seminary in Texas damaged a crucifix and several doors, but caused no harm to seminary students. The seminary asked for prayers for the unknown perpetrator and warned against a rush to […]

  • President Trump plans to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
    on September 25, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    CNA Staff, Sep 25, 2020 / 04:20 pm (CNA).-   President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett Saturday to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A source close to Barrett told CNA Friday that the judge, who met with Trump […]

  • Black Pentecostal leaders: Amy Coney Barrett 'persecuted' for charismatic faith
    on September 25, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2020 / 03:15 pm (CNA).-   A letter released Friday by Black Pentecostal and charismatic Christian leaders has decried criticisms of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s charismatic Catholicism, ahead of her possible appointment to the Supreme Court. “Today we stand with, and […]