Archive of April 30, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 30, 2020

NY archdiocese prays for repose of attempted arsonist after suicide

Apr 30, 2020 - 06:32 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York has offered prayer for the repose of the soul of Marc Lamparello, who committed suicide earlier this month.

Catholic groups find shelter for Bolivian farm workers stranded in Chile

Apr 30, 2020 - 05:47 pm .- When Bolivia closed its borders March 25 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, hundreds of Bolivian seasonal farm workers in central Chile found themselves stranded.

Experts offer a path to reopening churches, and the sacraments

Apr 30, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- As more Catholic dioceses begin to resume public Masses during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of theologians and medical experts has provided guidance for doing so as safely as possible.

Bishops will 'consecrate' the US and Canada to Mary. Here's what that means

Apr 30, 2020 - 02:23 pm .- The bishops of the U.S. and Canada are set to consecrate their countries to Mary on Friday. Here's what it means, and why it matters.

Monks of Norcia praying with 'greater intensity' during coronavirus

Apr 30, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- In the central Italian countryside, at the edge of the Umbrian woods just outside Norcia, a group of Benedictine monks prays and works from well before the sun rises until it sets.

Chinese government resumes removal of crosses from church buildings

Apr 30, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- As the Chinese government makes progress containing the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have resumed action to remove crosses from buildings and crackdown on religious practice.

Italian churches prepare to resume funerals after eight-week ban

Apr 30, 2020 - 11:45 am .- After eight weeks without funerals, Italian families will finally be able to gather together to mourn and pray at funeral Masses for the victims of the coronavirus starting May 4.

EWTN to broadcast Friday consecration of US and Canada to Blessed Virgin Mary

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:40 am .- The EWTN network will air Friday the consecration of the U.S. and Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which will take place in a liturgy celebrated by U.S. bishops’ conference president Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Pandemic shows that our health comes before the economy, says archbishop

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The coronavirus pandemic is telling us that “our health counts more than the economy’s health and that true human fraternity is more valuable and noble than diplomatic success,” a Taiwanese archbishop has said.

Let states defund Planned Parenthood, Congressmen tell Supreme Court

Apr 30, 2020 - 09:30 am .- More than 130 members of Congress are asking the Supreme Court to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood.

Vatican closes 2019 investigation into case of long-missing Italian teen, Emanuela Orlandi

Apr 30, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Holy See press office stated Thursday that a Vatican judge has formally closed an investigation opened last year related to the missing Italian teenager, Emanuela Orlandi.

Pope Francis offers Mass for 'anonymous’ coronavirus victims

Apr 30, 2020 - 07:15 am .- Pope Francis prayed Thursday for the many people who have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, especially the “anonymous” victims buried in common graves

Syria’s Hidden Victims - Mary Sayegh

Apr 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Syrian civil war has led to one of the largest refugee crises of modern times, and presented unique problems for Syria’s ancient Christian communities.

Bishops ask parishes to help domestic abuse victims amid lockdown

Apr 30, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The bishops of England and Wales have urged parishes to help domestic abuse victims after a surge in requests for aid during the coronavirus crisis. 

Potential postulants wait and see as COVID puts convent plans in question 

Apr 30, 2020 - 03:01 am .- If everything were going according to plan, Jessica would be entering the convent on August 22.

Latest Videos:

Follow us: