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

Archbishop Hebda: Catholics ‘depend on the Eucharist,’ and Masses will resume

May 21, 2020 - 05:36 pm .- The day after announcing that parishes in Minnesota can ignore a statewide order on religious gatherings, the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis explained the pastoral motive for his decision.

Mexican priest who survived COVID: God acts in the midst of suffering

May 21, 2020 - 04:55 pm .- When Fr. Antonio Pérez Hernández was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, he said he was able to witness firsthand how God is present in the midst of suffering.

Chicago police fine Pentecostal churches for violating 10-person limit

May 21, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- Three churches in Chicago have been fined after defying an order banning services of more than 10 people on Sunday, May 17. A former mayoral candidate, who attended one of the services, has said that he will pay the fines.

Planned Parenthood coronavirus loans could face DOJ investigation

May 21, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- More than two dozen senators asked the attorney general on Thursday to investigate Planned Parenthood affiliates that have received emergency federal loans.

Canceled for COVID-19, Rome’s March for Life to ‘connect’ online

May 21, 2020 - 11:15 am .- With restrictions still in place to control the transmission of the coronavirus, Rome’s annual pro-life march will take place online this year.

Around the globe, Catholics hope papal Mass online will continue

May 21, 2020 - 10:45 am .- After the Vatican stopped livestreaming Pope Francis’ daily Masses this week, Catholics from around the world have urged the pope to resume the broadcast.

Pope Francis says missions should facilitate encounter with Christ, not complicate it

May 21, 2020 - 09:45 am .- Missionary work is a cooperation with the Holy Spirit to bring people to Christ; it does not benefit from overcomplicated programs or fancy advertising campaigns, Pope Francis said Thursday.

US fertility rates fall again, and coronavirus could make it worse

May 21, 2020 - 08:15 am .- The birth rate in the United States fell to a record low last year, with the fewest babies being born in 35 years. Experts are predicting the trend to continue, and warn the coronavirus could cause an even sharper decline in future years.

Bishops respond to England's new ‘opt out’ organ donation system

May 21, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A new law treating all adults in England as potential organ donors unless they opt out “potentially undermines the concept of donation as a gift,” the country’s bishops have said. 

California can't omit churches from re-opening plans, Justice Department says 

May 21, 2020 - 12:50 am .- California Gov. Gavin Newsom's efforts to lift some anti-coronavirus restrictions cannot single out churches for stricter treatment than other similar public activities, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.

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