Archive of May 27, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 27, 2020

Baltimore archdiocese has ‘serious concerns’ about county Communion ban

May 27, 2020 - 06:02 pm .- The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it has “serious concerns” about public health guidance from Howard County, Maryland, which prohibits the reception of Communion as a condition for churches to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

Burundi bishops denounce suspect presidential election

May 27, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Burundi have denounced the country’s recent general elections, and alleged irregularities in the voting process earlier this month.

Costa Rican bishop disappointed in legalization of gay marriage

May 27, 2020 - 04:29 pm .- A Costa Rican bishop has warned that although same-sex marriage has been legalized in the country, the Catholic Church will continue to proclaim the truth of God’s plan for sexuality and marriage.

43% of US coronavirus deaths in nursing homes

May 27, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A new report on Tuesday says that more than 40% of deaths from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States have occurred in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities.

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order

May 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A public health order issued in Howard County, Maryland, prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of a religious service, effectively outlawing the Eucharist. 

LA archdiocese announces reopening plan

May 27, 2020 - 10:35 am .- After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches, the nation’s largest diocese announced its plan on Tuesday to resume public Masses.

After leukemia returns, Bishop Murry of Youngstown resigns

May 27, 2020 - 09:19 am .- Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio has submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, due to a recurrence of leukemia, the diocese has announced. The bishop is 71 years old, four years younger than standard retirement age for bishops.

Pope Francis will name Charles de Foucauld a saint. Who was he?

May 27, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood causes of 14 men and women, including Bl. Charles de Foucauld, a French missionary killed in Algeria in 1916.

Pope Francis says prayer is a refuge against evil

May 27, 2020 - 06:15 am .- Prayer is a refuge and protection against the evil of the world, Pope Francis said in his general audience address Wednesday.

American priest heading for beatification died amid a global pandemic

May 27, 2020 - 05:40 am .- Fr. Michael McGivney, an American priest soon to be beatified, died while ministering to the sick amid a 19th-century pandemic, which may have been caused by a coronavirus. 

Knights of Columbus founder Fr. Michael McGivney to be beatified

May 27, 2020 - 04:55 am .- Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael J. McGivney Wednesday, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights of Columbus.

Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, priests say

May 27, 2020 - 03:12 am .- After photos appearing to depict blessings or baptisms by water gun went viral online, several priests cautioned that Catholics should take care to treat sacred objects and rites with a proper sense of reverence.

Research aims to quantify and explain drop in US religiosity

May 27, 2020 - 12:09 am .- The current drop in the number of people in the United States identifying with a religion may not be permanent, but it is in some ways unprecedented, according to a new research study aiming to quantify the drop in religiosity the United States has experienced over the past several decades.

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