Archive of April 23, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 23, 2020

Three more US bishops announce return of public Masses

Apr 23, 2020 - 08:45 pm .- Three Catholic dioceses have announced this week they will resume public celebration of Mass, subject to the requirements of public health orders and social distancing.

Franciscan University to cover fall 2020 tuition costs for incoming students

Apr 23, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- Franciscan University of Steubenville will be covering tuition costs for all incoming freshmen and transfer students in fall 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Coronavirus aid for undocumented workers protects all Californians, Catholic bishops say

Apr 23, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- California’s aid packages to undocumented and low-wage residents has not gone far enough, the state’s Catholic bishops have said, emphasizing the necessity of more aid for these Californians to ensure a successful recovery from the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Young Catholics in Indonesia provide aid amid coronavirus

Apr 23, 2020 - 05:13 pm .- A Catholic youth organization has instituted a movement to provide assistance to families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch cardinal says euthanasia ruling will not bring clarity

Apr 23, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A Dutch cardinal said that a recent supreme court ruling permitting the euthanizing of dementia patients creates confusion and raises questions about consent.

Beware of “self-pity” over church closures, warns cardinal

Apr 23, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- English Catholics must avoid “any sense of self-pity” over church closures, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said at a Mass honoring workers in hospitals and care homes.

UK equality minister says no to sex-change surgery for minors

Apr 23, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- The United Kingdom’s Minister for Women and Equalities has announced plans to prohibit minors from undergoing any permanent procedure intended to change their gender.

UK court order requiring contraceptive device for disabled woman is ‘deeply problematic’, says bioethicist

Apr 23, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- A British judge’s order requiring a contraceptive device be implanted in a woman with learning disabilities against her will is “deeply problematic,” a bioethicist has said.

Iran sentences Christian convert to 10 lashes for 'disturbing public order'

Apr 23, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Iran has sentenced a 21 year-old Christian woman to prison and lashing for “disturbing public order,” after she protested the destruction of a passenger jet by the military.

N Irish bishops encourage legislators to debate abortion law

Apr 23, 2020 - 11:24 am .- The bishops of Northern Ireland wrote to members of the region's legislature Wednesday urging them to debate the abortion regulations imposed by the British government and to formulate new, pro-life regulations.

Priest organizes distribution of 5,000 chicken to poor Peruvian families

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:02 am .- As the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in Peru leaves the working poor in a vulnerable situation, one priest has been working to ensure that thousands in need have access to food.

US and Canada to be consecrated to 'Mary, Mother of the Church'

Apr 23, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has invited all U.S. bishops to join him in reconsecrating the U.S. to the Blessed Virgin Mary in response to the pandemic on May 1.

Pope Francis donates ventilators in honor of St. George’s feast day

Apr 23, 2020 - 08:45 am .- Ventilators were delivered to hospitals in Romania, Spain, and Italy on April 23, the feast of St. George, the patron saint of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest postponed to 2021

Apr 23, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday that due to the health situation caused by the coronavirus, the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, to be held in Budapest in September, has been moved to the year 2021.

Pope Francis prays for families going hungry amid pandemic

Apr 23, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis asked people to pray on Thursday for families who are struggling to put food on the table during the coronavirus pandemic.

Is homeschooling ‘dangerous’? Parents, former students respond to Harvard professor 

Apr 23, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Homeschool parents and graduates respond to the idea that homeschooling is a public danger.

Despite protests, Newark archdiocese supports COVID limits on churches

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:24 am .- While a New Jersey state senator has launched a petition seeking the “thoughtful” resumption of religious services with “reasonable precautions,” the Archdiocese of Newark has stressed the wisdom of statewide restrictions on gatherings given the prevalence of the novel coronavirus in the region.

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