Archive of April 22, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 22, 2020

Vatican releases free online prayer book amid pandemic

Apr 22, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- The Vatican has released a free online prayer book to help Catholics seeking divine assistance amid the coronavirus crisis.

Sri Lankan priest: Government has failed to investigate 2019 Easter bombings

Apr 22, 2020 - 05:02 pm .- A Sri Lankan priest criticized the government’s response to last year’s Easter bombings, saying the failure to thoroughly investigate has amounted to a betrayal of the people.

Bankrupt dioceses sue SBA for payroll loan access

Apr 22, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- Two Catholic dioceses have filed suit against the Small Business Administration (SBA), claiming they were wrongfully denied access to emergency loans during the pandemic because of their bankruptcy status.

Arkansas order limiting abortions can go into effect, court rules

Apr 22, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- A federal appeals court on Wednesday allowed a state order halting elective surgical abortions in Arkansas to go into effect. The measure was put in place to conserve medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic.

New York bishops welcome rollback of state's DNR order

Apr 22, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The New York State Catholic Conference expressed relief Wednesday, April 22, after the state health department rescinded a statewide do-not-resuscitate order for all patients found without a pulse. 

Dutch Supreme Court rules doctors can euthanize dementia patients

Apr 22, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Tuesday that doctors may euthanize patients with severe dementia, provided that the patient had expressed a desire to be euthanized while still legally capable of doing so. 

Pandemic may revive Islamic State and hurt Iraq’s minorities, say NGOs

Apr 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- For Iraqi Christian and Yazidi communities still recovering from the trauma and destruction wreaked by the Islamic State, the coronavirus poses significant risks, NGOs have said in a joint statement. 

Vatican City prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in May

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with members of the Roman curia on Wednesday to discuss the gradual reopening of Holy See offices as Italy prepares to end its national lockdown.

Archbishop Gomez: In providence, coronavirus is a call to depend on God

Apr 22, 2020 - 10:37 am .- In his column on Tuesday, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said that in God's providence, the pandemic is calling us to remember our need for God and to deepen our solidarity.

Macron’s office hails ‘convergence’ with pope over pandemic response

Apr 22, 2020 - 09:30 am .- A 45-minute phone call between Pope Francis and French president Emmanuel Macron revealed “a lot of convergence” between the two leaders on the coronavirus crisis, the president’s office has said. 

On Earth Day, Pope Francis urges solidarity with most vulnerable

Apr 22, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Commenting on the celebration of Earth Day during his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis urged people to show solidarity with the weak and vulnerable and to protect humanity’s common home.

Pope Francis: The entirety of God’s love is found in the crucifix

Apr 22, 2020 - 04:30 am .- The crucifix is not just a symbol or wall decoration, it is the entire expression of the love of God, who sent his Son to die for us and for our sins, Pope Francis said at Mass Wednesday. 

‘Where is God right now?’ How imagination can aid our faith in quarantine

Apr 22, 2020 - 03:16 am .- Living under coronavirus-caused quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many Catholics may find themselves unable to practice the faith in the ways to which they are accustomed.

Courage International moves 2020 Truth and Love Conference online

Apr 22, 2020 - 12:40 am .- In the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Courage International has announced that it will host online its upcoming conference to support Catholics who minister to people with same-sex attraction.

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