Archive of April 21, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 21, 2020

Sen. Rubio: Post-coronavirus world needs economy for the common good

Apr 21, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- When the coronavirus epidemic passes, Americans can’t simply return to their old habits, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has said.

Bans on religious gatherings cannot last indefinitely, warn law professors

Apr 21, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Public religious services cannot be stopped “indefinitely” during the pandemic, especially when liquor stores are considered “essential” businesses, two law professors argued in the New York Times on Tuesday.

Public Masses to resume in Austria May 15

Apr 21, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Public Masses will resume in Austria from May 15, the country’s chancellor has said.

Catholic University provost named to National Science Board

Apr 21, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Dr. Aaron Dominguez, provost of The Catholic University of America and a physics professor, was appointed Monday by President #DonaldTrump to the National Science Board for a six-year term. 

Argentine archbishop proposes measures to open country's churches amid coronavirus pandemic

Apr 21, 2020 - 03:15 pm .- An Argentine archbishop has proposed 13 measures that would aim to allow churches to reopen churches during the coronavirus pandemic while reducing the risk of contagion.

Coronavirus hits priests’ retirement home in Missouri

Apr 21, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Several priests located at a retirement home in Missouri have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, but those who have been hospitalized are likely to be released soon. 

Many of Bangladesh's indigenous out of work and at risk, advocates warn

Apr 21, 2020 - 02:19 pm .- Indigenous rights groups are warning that many families in Bangladesh who have lost jobs and income because of the coronavirus pandemic are not yet receiving aid, and many are facing starvation.

Analysis: Can bishops lead the faithful and follow the lawmakers?

Apr 21, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- As bishops try to comply with state regulation and some local authorities insist that any religious practice should be curtailed, new ecclesial leaders could emerge in the United States.

Pavone: With transfer pending, campaign work a matter of 'conscience'

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:25 am .- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says he will serve in leadership positions in the 2020 campaign to reelect President Donald Trump and that concerns about his political and ecclesiastical activity have been resolved.

Canadian archbishop offers prayers after mass shooting

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth in Canada has offered prayers for the victims of a weekend shooting rampage in a small town in Nova Scotia, including a member of the country’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

Elderly and disabled have same right to treatment as others amid pandemic, say bishops

Apr 21, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Elderly and disabled coronavirus patients have the same right to life-prolonging treatment as others, the bishops of England and Wales have said. 

Memphis priest named bishop of Alexandria 

Apr 21, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Robert W. Marshall as the next bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana. It is unclear when his ordination and installation Mass will be able to take place due to coronavirus restrictions.

Pope: Holy Spirit heals divisions caused by money, vanity, and gossip

Apr 21, 2020 - 03:30 am .- The Holy Spirit can help Christians overcome the three temptations that destroy community, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Tuesday.

Providence bishop calls for evangelization, renewal after coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 03:01 am .- Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence reflected Sunday on the potential outcome of the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging Catholics to develop plans for evangelization.

Kansas governor can't single out churches in COVID rules, judge says

Apr 21, 2020 - 12:31 am .- The Kansas governor’s emergency restrictions on church services wrongly treated religious gatherings more strictly than similar activities, a federal judge said.

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