Archive of April 14, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 14, 2020

One year after the fire, a French priest's tribute to Notre-Dame

Apr 14, 2020 - 11:01 pm .- For Fr. Pierre Amar, Notre-Dame de Paris has always been a masterpiece, “the very example of supreme beauty,” but now the Marian cathedral is also “a great burnt victim.”

Pope Francis expresses concern for New Yorkers amid coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- Pope Francis phoned Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York Tuesday to express his concern for the people of New York during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 10,000 deaths in the city are being attributed to infection by the virus.

US bishops join Pope Francis' call for global ceasefire to counter coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops have echoed Pope Francis’ call for a global ceasefire to help defend vulnerable populations from the COVID-19 virus and respond to the global pandemic.

Judge rules abortion access outweighs efforts to fight coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A federal judge said on Easter Sunday that the state of Alabama cannot move to limit abortion procedures through measures intended to focus medical resources on fighting coronavirus. 

In New York, former Catholic nursing home opens as COVID rehab center

Apr 14, 2020 - 04:06 pm .- A former Catholic nursing home in New York state is set to open as a rehabilitation center for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who have been discharged from Catholic hospitals but are not yet ready to return home.

Pro-life counselors 'singled out' for coronavirus enforcement, lawsuit alleges

Apr 14, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Lawyers have filed suit against the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, for enforcing public health restrictions in an allegedly discriminatory manner following the arrest of several pro-life sidewalk counselors.

'The culture wars are real,' Cardinal Pell says in new interview

Apr 14, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal George Pell has said culture wars and anti-Catholic sentiment could have played a part in the decision of Victoria police to pursue charges against him, despite a lack of evidence.

Roman priest offers Easter Mass on church roof amid coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A pastor at a church in Rome offered Easter Mass from the roof of the church so nearby parishioners could participate from their balconies and windows during the coronavirus lockdown in Italy.

Justice Department to act on unfair religious restrictions during coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020 - 11:10 am .- The Justice Department (DOJ) has promised to act on any abuses against religious freedom after some state and local governments sought to enforce tough restrictions on Easter services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bishops pray for victims of Easter storms

Apr 14, 2020 - 09:31 am .- The bishops of the United States have offered their prayers in solidarity with victims after 30 people were killed by severe weather across the southern U.S. over the Easter holiday. 

Macron echoes pope’s call for debt relief amid pandemic

Apr 14, 2020 - 08:10 am .- French President Emmanuel Macron has echoed Pope Francis’ call for debt relief for the world’s poorest countries amid the coronavirus crisis. 

Updated: Call claiming to be pope was 'a prank,' sister says 

Apr 14, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Sister Angel Bipendu told CNA Tuesday that the call she received on Holy Saturday claiming to be from Pope Francis thanking her for her medical treatment of coronavirus patients was a prank call.

Remain faithful in uncertain times, urges Pope Francis

Apr 14, 2020 - 04:00 am .- In uncertain times, our ultimate goal should be to remain faithful to the Lord rather than to seek our own security, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Tuesday.

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