Archive of April 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 15, 2020

'Robustly enforce' chemical abortion regulations, Congressmen tell FDA

Apr 15, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- More than 150 members of Congress have written to the Food and Drug Administration in support of continued regulation of chemical abortions.

Las Cruces bishop first in US to resume public Masses amid pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - 04:45 pm .- The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass and told priests they may resume sacramental ministry if they follow state-ordered health precautions.

Poland considers citizen-proposed ban on abortion of those with severe disabilities

Apr 15, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Poland's parliament will consider a citizen-initiated bill to ban abortion in cases where the unborn child has a severe abnormality, though it is unclear whether the bill has enough support to become law.

US group calls Pakistan blocking of aid to Christians, Hindus 'reprehensible'

Apr 15, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom has called on the Pakistani government to ensure aid for the COVID-19 pandemic is being justly distributed to religious minorities, after receiving reports that aid organizations were barring Christians and Hindus from receiving food assistance.

Catholic Relief Services leans on experience to fight coronavirus pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- As aid agencies struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic in parts of the developing world, Catholic Relief Services said it is relying on past experience in handling mass outbreaks of disease as it manages its own response to

California churches sue governor to allow public worship services amid coronavirus

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Three Southern California ecclesial communities have filed a lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom, alleging that social distancing orders he imposed amid COVID-19 violate their first amendment right to freedom of religion.

Federal court says chemical abortions can continue despite Texas order

Apr 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Chemical abortions in Texas will continue during the coronavirus pandemic after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday declined to overturn a lower court’s order.  

Vatican creates commission to address coronavirus aftermath

Apr 15, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Vatican is creating a commission to provide local aid and tackle issues related to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Justice department backs Mississippi church over drive-in services

Apr 15, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Justice Department is supporting a Mississippi church after local authorities fined attendees at a drive-in service during the coronavirus pandemic.  

With schools closed, Spanish nun serves in COVID-hit nursing home

Apr 15, 2020 - 09:47 am .- Sister Isabel García is a Josephine of the Most Holy Trinity religious sister who, until recently, was teaching primary school and high school students in Plasencia, in west central Spain.

New director named for Vatican financial watchdog authority

Apr 15, 2020 - 09:05 am .- The Vatican has named a new director for its internal financial watchdog. 

Pope Francis prays for the elderly afraid of dying alone amid pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis prayed for the elderly who are afraid of dying alone at his morning Mass on Wednesday.

Brooklyn priest named bishop of Paterson, New Jersey diocese

Apr 15, 2020 - 07:25 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, appointing Brooklyn pastor Fr. Kevin J. Sweeney to be his successor as head of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey.

Peace is much more than ‘inner tranquility,’ says Pope Francis

Apr 15, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Peace is often misunderstood today as a subjective psychological idea, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that true peace is found in Christ’s sacrificial love.

Knights of Columbus in New Mexico, Hawaii help Native people during coronavirus

Apr 15, 2020 - 03:01 am .- Native Americans have not fared well in pandemics and epidemics.

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