Archive of March 11, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 11, 2020

Krakow archbishop opens beatification causes of St John Paul II's parents

Mar 11, 2020 - 06:18 pm .- Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced Wednesday that having obtained the approval of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the archdiocese has opened beatification processes for the parents of Saint John Paul II.

Seattle archdiocese suspends all public Masses amid coronavirus pandemic

Mar 11, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- The Archdiocese of Seattle will indefinitely suspend public Masses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left at least 31 dead in Washington, along with 375 people in the state who have tested positive for the virus.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian minor in West Bank

Mar 11, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- Mohammed Hamayal, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy, was shot and killed by Israeli troops Wednesday during a clash in the West Bank.

Kentucky archbishop does not plan to cancel Masses after governor’s request

Mar 11, 2020 - 04:32 pm .- Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday encouraged churches to cancel their services in fear of the spreading coronavirus. The Catholic archdiocese in the state does not plan to cancel Masses this Sunday.

Pope Francis asks Mary's protection of Rome against coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- As the Diocese of Rome holds a day of prayer and fasting for victims of coronavirus, Pope Francis sent a message asking for the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, invoking her under her title of Salus Populi Romani.

Venezuelan bishops' conference backs pro-democracy marches, calls for change

Mar 11, 2020 - 03:05 pm .- Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets March 10 in Caracas and other cities to demand democratic change, amid the ongoing economic, political and social crises in the country under the regime of President Nicholas Maduro.

Little Sisters of the Poor ramping up protections for elderly over coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Nursing care facilities around the country are ramping up efforts to protect their residents from COVID-19. One religious order told CNA how they are working to protect the elderly in their care.

Nigerian priest: ‘I want the world to know of the suffering of our people’ 

Mar 11, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- “The underlying point of all these attacks is to drive away any Western ideology, Western form of living, and institute the caliphate,” Fr. Jospeph Bature said.

'Prayer is our strength': Cardinal Turkson's message during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:19 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson sent a message Wednesday encouraging Catholics to see the sacrifices required to slow the spread of coronavirus as a chance to deepen their relationships with God and their neighbors.

Australian bishop steps aside during Vatican abuse investigation

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Australian Bishop Christopher Saunders of Broome has temporarily stepped back from his duties following allegations of historical sexual abuse. The Vatican has begun an investigation into the claims.

Pope Francis offers Mass for prisoners after Italian prison riots

Mar 11, 2020 - 06:05 am .- Following prison riots in Italy, Pope Francis offered Mass for prisoners and persecuted Christians on Wednesday during his livestreamed daily Mass.

Pope Francis: Humanity needs Christ's justice

Mar 11, 2020 - 05:01 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday Catholics must spread the Gospel to a world which hungers and thirsts for the justice of Jesus Christ.

Amid coronavirus, public Masses suspended in most Japanese dioceses

Mar 11, 2020 - 04:00 am .- More dioceses in Japan have shut down Mass for the coming weeks in response to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus nationwide.

The Fourteen Holy Helpers: Plague saints for a time of coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 - 03:01 am .- By this time in the coronavirus outbreak, you may have cruised the empty toilet paper aisles and pasta shelves at your local grocery store, and could have had moments of panic, or at least heightened anxiety.