Archive of April 7, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 7, 2020

Bishops can do more to provide sacraments despite coronavirus fears, open letter claims

Apr 7, 2020 - 05:46 pm .- In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, the nationwide shutdown of Catholic churches has halted regular Mass attendance and impeded access to other sacraments for the Catholic faithful. Now, some Catholics have endorsed an open letter asking the Catholic bishops to do everything possible to make the sacraments more available.

Supreme Court takes pass on Washington archdiocese bus case

Apr 7, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Archdiocese of Washington’s appeal to place religious ads on public transit in Washington, D.C.

Saving elderly from coronavirus ‘a priority,’ Vatican’s laity dicastery says

Apr 7, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- During the coronavirus pandemic, saving the elderly must be just as important as saving others, the Vatican’s Laity, Family, and Life dicastery has said.

Arlington diocese offers virtual pilgrimage for Holy Thursday

Apr 7, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- With churches closed and strict social distancing in force in many places, the Diocese of Arlington has created a virtual pilgrimage to help Catholics keep a traditional Holy Thursday devotion during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Christian leaders united in support of Oklahoma abortion order

Apr 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Catholic dioceses in Oklahoma joined other Christian leaders on Monday to ask a federal court to let stand a state order halting elective abortions during the pandemic.

Sinn Féin leader in N Ireland calls for at-home medical abortions

Apr 7, 2020 - 11:54 am .- After laws permitting elective abortion in Northern Ireland came into force last week, the region's deputy First Minister is urging that women there be allowed to perform medical abortions at home.

‘Prayer has been the great source of strength to me’: Cardinal Pell looks forward to Easter 

Apr 7, 2020 - 08:54 am .- In an exclusive interview with CNA on the day of his release from prison,  Cardinal George Pell spoke about his time in his prison, his release, and Holy Week.

UK bishops call for prayers as Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care

Apr 7, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Archbishop of Westminster led calls for prayers for Britain’s Prime Minister on Monday after Boris Johnson was admitted to an intensive care unit.

Notre-Dame Cathedral to broadcast crown of thorns veneration on Good Friday 

Apr 7, 2020 - 07:00 am .- One year after the world watched the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris burn, the Archbishop of Paris will display the relic of Christ’s crown of thorns for veneration during a Good Friday broadcast.

Holy See responds to High Court’s acquittal of Cardinal Pell

Apr 7, 2020 - 05:15 am .- The Vatican has welcomed the Australian High Court’s decision to quash Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse conviction.

Pope Francis prays for the unjustly condemned after Pell conviction overturned

Apr 7, 2020 - 04:24 am .- Pope Francis prayed at Mass Tuesday for all those who have been persecuted by an unjust sentence, offering the prayer hours after Australia’s High Court overturned a child sex abuse conviction against Cardinal George Pell, releasing him from prison.

Archbishop Fisher welcomes acquittal of Cardinal Pell

Apr 7, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has welcomed the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell by Australia’s High Court.

Recovering from coronavirus, Archbishop Aymond says ‘become part of the story’ in Holy Week

Apr 7, 2020 - 01:01 am .- Recovering from coronavirus, Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans is encouraging Catholics in a message for Holy Week to “become part of the story.”

Colombian archbishop removes from ministry 15 priests accused of sexual abuse

Apr 7, 2020 - 12:00 am .- The president of the Colombian bishops’ conference, Óscar Urbina, suspended 15 priests of his archdiocese from ministry who have been accused of sexual abuse. Other jurisdictions in the country have removed four other priests.

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