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May 30, 2020 - 04:46 pm .- The nation’s first basilica sustained fire damage amid the Minneapolis riots that have crippled the city after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer May 25.
May 30, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- An English cardinal will ask Sunday why the government has failed to set a date for churches to reopen when it is lifting lockdown restrictions on car showrooms.
May 30, 2020 - 03:15 pm .- Our suffering during the coronavirus crisis will have been in vain if we fail to build “a more just, more equitable, more Christian society,” Pope Francis said May 30.
May 30, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- United Nations Human Rights Council has criticized some U.S. states for using the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to restrict abortion. 
May 30, 2020 - 11:53 am .- The Supreme Court ruled in favor of California’s limits on the number of people who may attend a church service, in a decision that saw justices debating whether religious services were being treated more strictly than similar gatherings under restrictions aimed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
May 30, 2020 - 11:52 am .- This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.  
May 30, 2020 - 11:15 am .- Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary with Marian shrines worldwide via videolink May 30.
May 30, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis has praised Rome’s priests for remaining close to their flocks as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Italy.
May 30, 2020 - 09:00 am .- After weeks stuck indoors, the children of Vatican employees will be able to stretch their legs, and grow in their faith, at a sports camp hosted inside the Vatican this summer.
May 29, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The love of Christ can overcome the sin of racism, the pastor of a historic Minnesota African-American parish said Friday, at a prayer service in the aftermath of the protests and riots in St. Paul and Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
May 29, 2020 - 05:46 pm .- Churches in New South Wales will be allowed to open with the same restrictions as other buildings, after Australian Catholics complained that religious services were being treated unfairly.
May 29, 2020 - 05:36 pm .- Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference responded to the killing of an African American man in Minneapolis this week by stressing that the fight to eradicate racism is a pro-life issue.
May 29, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The head of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development said that integral ecology is an is “ecology of nature, ecology of the human person, ecology of society, ecology of peace.”
May 29, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- While rioters and looters took to the streets, and parts of Minneapolis burned, some Minnesota Catholics called for justice, for healing, and for unity after the killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer on Monday.
May 29, 2020 - 03:15 pm .- The Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis had been battling the state of Missouri in court for over a year after the state Health Department refused to renew its license. 
May 29, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Tens of millions of euros have been frozen in Swiss banks as part of the investigation into a Vatican property investment, according to a Swiss media report.
May 29, 2020 - 12:56 pm .- The Trump administration has removed guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website which discouraged, among other things, singing, choirs and “shared cups” at religious services.
May 29, 2020 - 08:00 am .- As dioceses across the United States start to reopen public Masses, the scientist leading the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic recommended that Catholic Churches ought not resume distribution of Holy Communion. But other medical experts told CNA there are ways that Communion can be distributed safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
May 29, 2020 - 07:10 am .- The Vatican has published a free book online that can be a resource for parents facing a difficult or fatal diagnosis for their unborn child during pregnancy. 
May 29, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The state of Illinois relaxed its restrictions on churches on Thursday, after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ordered the state to respond to three lawsuits brought by churches.
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