Archive of May 26, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 26, 2020

Briefing shows ACLU has abandoned religious freedom for 'culture wars,' critic says

May 26, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- Longtime critics of religious freedom protections, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, have formed a partnership to oppose the Trump administration policies and actions that aim to protect several Catholic institutions.

Mexican state passes pro-life education law

May 26, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Mexican state legislature of Nuevo Leon passed an education reform bill May 21 to foster a “respect for life from conception to natural death” in students.

COVID relief efforts should remember the poor, bishop says

May 26, 2020 - 03:52 pm .- As Congress considers additional COVID relief efforts in the coming weeks, it should focus especially on the needs of the poor and vulnerable, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

May 26, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in police custody a “tragedy,” and welcomed an investigation.

Priest says water gun 'baptism' photo meant to be 'funny'

May 26, 2020 - 12:55 pm .- The Tennessee priest in a now viral photograph that seemed to depict a baptism by water gun has told parishioners that the photo was staged, and was meant to be funny.

Chinese bishop who suffered years of forced labor dies at 98

May 26, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor in the 1980s for bringing Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan died this month at the age of 98.

Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage

May 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed a trial date to prosecute journalists and media outlets for violating a court-imposed reporting ban on the 2018 trial of #CardinalPell.

Book calling for Catholic blessing of homosexual couples was requested by Austrian bishops' conference

May 26, 2020 - 11:02 am .- A book considering how homosexual couples might receive a formal, liturgical blessing of their union in the Catholic Church was written in response to a request for study of the subject from the liturgical committee of the Austrian bishops’ conference, according to the book’s principal author.

UN chief says pandemic should inspire ‘new unity and solidarity’

May 26, 2020 - 11:00 am .- U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday the world needs a response to the coronavirus pandemic based on the protection of human dignity and human rights

Pope Francis to return to window overlooking St. Peter’s Square for Sunday prayer

May 26, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were imposed in March.

California churches can reopen at 25% capacity

May 26, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday.

In letter, Pope Francis asks for prayers for mothers facing the post-pandemic world

May 26, 2020 - 08:45 am .- In a letter to an Italian journalist Monday, Pope Francis said we should pray for mothers to have courage as they face the challenges of the post-coronavirus world.

Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese

May 26, 2020 - 08:00 am .- A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office said Tuesday.

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