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Jul 9, 2020 - 11:22 pm .- Catholics in one Indianapolis suburb are divided over the suspension of a priest who called organizers of the Black Lives Matter Movement “maggots and parasites.”
Jul 9, 2020 - 06:15 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 of its schools will not reopen, following the coronavirus crisis, and three of its schools will merge.
Jul 9, 2020 - 05:54 pm .- Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the German diocese of Tier announced the appointment of a commission of historians to review the beatification process of Fr. Josef Kentenich, founder the Schoenstatt Movement, a decision that was welcomed by Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, international  president of the Schoenstatt movement.
Jul 9, 2020 - 05:02 pm .- President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced that the Notre Dame cathedral spire will be rebuilt as a replica of the one destroyed in the fire at the cathedral last year.
Jul 9, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Five states are suing the Trump administration for directing emergency relief aid to students at private schools, regardless of their income level.
Jul 9, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- While Turkey’s president has made moves to close the museum at the former Christian basilica Hagia Sophia and revert it to a mosque, the Patriarch of Constantinople has said the massive site should remain as it is, a place of Christian-Muslim encounter that belongs “to all of humanity.”
Jul 9, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has joined several U.S. bishops in asking President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a federal inmate scheduled to be executed on July 17.
Jul 9, 2020 - 02:51 pm .- The archbishop of Arequipa, Peru, thanked the doctors fighting the coronavirus pandemic, saying they offer hope to many.
Jul 9, 2020 - 01:57 pm .- Officials working in the Trump administration have told CNA that they have been frustrated by recent presidential tweets elevating controversial Catholic figures, saying the tweets undermine the work many Catholics in the administration hope to accomplish.
Jul 9, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- A federal commission is calling on the U.S. to push for greater respect for human rights in North Korea, in exchange for a freeze on their nuclear program and not full denuclearization.
Jul 9, 2020 - 11:42 am .- The Diocese of Erie has been dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit against Bishop Donald Trautman and the Diocese of Buffalo which claims they covered up a priest’s sex abuse of a 10-year-old boy in the mid-1980s.
Jul 9, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Former vice president Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era policies that would require the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide birth control and abortifacients to employees in violation of their religious beliefs. 
Jul 9, 2020 - 09:15 am .- A Holy See diplomat raised concern at the United Nations in Geneva this week over the use of the term “gender identity” within the UN’s refugee protection categories.
Jul 9, 2020 - 08:15 am .- A survey released Thursday found that 30% of German Catholics are considering leaving the Church.
Jul 8, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media engagement.
Jul 8, 2020 - 04:59 pm .- The Supreme Court’s ruling today on ministerial exception should encourage Catholic schools expecting teachers to live out Church doctrine on matters of sexual morality, two religious liberty lawyers suggested.
Jul 8, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization by July 6, 2021, the Trump administration has told the WHO, launching a yearlong process that will likely require approval from Congress and President Donald Trump’s re-election if it is to come to completion.
Jul 8, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- American hip-hop singer Kanye West has denounced the nation’s largest abortion provider as racist and demonic after announcing an unexpected run for the Oval Office on July 4. 
Jul 8, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Twins who were conjoined at the head are likely to return home within months from the Vatican’s pediatric hospital where their bodies were successfully separated by doctors, and they have a high chance of living normal lives, the hospital’s chief neurosurgeon told CNA.
Jul 8, 2020 - 10:40 am .- Catholic leaders and religious liberty advocates have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor on Wednesday, calling it a victory for freedom of conscience and the freedom of religious people to serve the poor.
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