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  • Cardinal Schönborn deplores attack on rabbi in Vienna November 27, 2020
    CNA Staff, Nov 27, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Cardinal Christoph Schönborn deplored Friday an attack on a rabbi in the Austrian capital, Vienna.  Writing on his Twitter account Nov. 27, the archbishop of Vienna said: “I am dismayed by yesterday’s attack on a rabbi in the middle of Vienna. I assure our fellow Jewish […]
  • Vatican dicastery urges youngsters to share wisdom of elderly people facing Christmas alone November 27, 2020
    Vatican City, Nov 27, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- A Vatican dicastery launched a new campaign Friday urging young people to share wisdom gleaned from the elderly facing Christmas alone because of the pandemic. In a press statement released Nov. 27, the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life said that Christmas presented youngsters with the chance […]
  • 'Tolton' play in spotlight as Church addresses racial division November 27, 2020
    Denver Newsroom, Nov 27, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).-   During the U.S. bishops' meeting last week, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said his diocese had hosted a one-man play honoring the first African-American slave to become a Catholic priest, as part of its efforts to address racism. The play is “Tolton: From Slave to […]
  • Supreme Court overturns NY church restrictions, Brooklyn bishop says religion 'essential' during pandemic November 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Nov 26, 2020 / 01:23 pm (CNA).-   The Supreme Court said Wednesday night that NY state restrictions  during the coronavirus pandemic are a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free religious exercise. After the ruling the Bishop of Brooklyn, whose diocese was a plaintiff in the suit, said that religious worship […]
  • Vatican diplomat: Lockdowns revealed ‘glaring contradiction’ in attitudes towards migrants November 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Nov 26, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Coronavirus lockdowns revealed a “glaring contradiction” in attitudes towards migrants, a Vatican diplomat said Thursday. Addressing the Council of the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 26, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič said that migrants were both resented and relied upon as essential workers amid the […]
  • Warning of donor harassment, Trump administration backs foes of Calif. disclosure rule November 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Nov 26, 2020 / 11:01 am (CNA).- The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to review a challenge to a California requirement that charitable organizations disclose their major donors to the state attorney general, siding with groups like the Thomas More Law Center that say the requirement will make their donors vulnerable […]
  • Cardinal Nichols urges UK government to reconsider cut to foreign aid budget November 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Nov 26, 2020 / 10:35 am (CNA).- Cardinal Vincent Nichols urged the U.K. government Thursday to reconsider a proposed cut to its foreign aid budget.  In a letter to MPs released Nov. 26, the president of the bishops’ conference of England and Wales expressed concern at the proposed cut in overseas aid from 0.7% […]
  • China claims papal critique over Uyghurs has 'no factual basis at all' November 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Nov 26, 2020 / 10:01 am (CNA).- Following Pope Francis’ mention in passing of the Uyghurs as persecuted in a new book, the Chinese foreign ministry said the claim is groundless. “I think often of persecuted peoples: the Rohingya, the poor Uighurs, the Yazidi -- what ISIS did to them was truly cruel […]
  • Bishop hopes new Italian missal will help Catholics rediscover beauty of Mass November 26, 2020
    Rome, Italy, Nov 26, 2020 / 08:40 am (CNA).- As the Church in Italy prepares to introduce its new translation of the Roman Missal on Sunday, the bishop in charge of its creation hopes the changes will help Catholics rediscover the beauty of the Mass. After Italy experienced the temporary suspension of public Masses due […]
  • Pro-life student in midwife program receives apology and payout November 26, 2020
    CNA Staff, Nov 26, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- A pro-life undergraduate student in a midwife program has received an apology and payout after she faced suspension.  The Daily Telegraph reported Nov. 24 that Julia Rynkiewicz, a  25-year-old Catholic, had reached a settlement with the University of Nottingham in the U.K.  She was blocked from entering […]