Archive of May 28, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 28, 2020

Salesians in Bogota aid poor families hard hit by COVID lockdown

May 28, 2020 - 08:21 pm .- Salesian ministries in Bogota, Colombia, have joined forces to feed the families of the children and young people they serve at the Saint Francis de Sales Oratory youth center, which they run in the poor, crime ridden Las Cruces neighborhood.

Amid transgender pressure, Australian medical conference to defend Christian vision

May 28, 2020 - 05:12 pm .- The stakes are surprisingly high for the Australian Catholic Medical Association as it holds an online conference this Saturday on Christian approaches to sex, gender and the human person.

German bishop quits synodal forum endorsing 'polyvalent sexuality'

May 28, 2020 - 04:32 pm .- An auxiliary bishop of the German archdiocese of Cologne has announced he is no longer participating in the "Synodal Forum" on sexuality that is part of the "Synodal Process" underway in Germany.

Diocese of Pittsburgh announces next round of parish mergers

May 28, 2020 - 04:17 pm .- This summer, the Diocese of Pittsburgh will initiate another round of mergers, bringing its current 152 parishes down to 106. While the consolidation is difficult, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik said, it will allow the Church to more effectively carry out its ministry.

Catholic colleges work together to help students hit by closure

May 28, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Two Catholic universities have struck up a plan to help students complete their degrees after one of the schools announced it was unable to reopen for class in the next academic year.

Religious freedom in jeopardy as China passes new Hong Kong ‘security laws’

May 28, 2020 - 01:25 pm .- A Hong Kong cardinal told CNA that changes to Hong Kong’s status in China could threaten the religious freedom of Catholics and other religious believers.

St. Cloud diocese reaches settlement on abuse claims, will file for bankruptcy

May 28, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- The Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota will pay $22.5 million into a trust for sexual abuse survivors, under a plan that involves filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Transgender athlete policy violates Title IX, Education department rules

May 28, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- A Connecticut high school sports policy allowing biologically male athletes to compete in female events is a Title IX violation, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights ruled on Thursday. 

Catholic gift shops near Vatican struggle to reopen after coronavirus lockdown

May 28, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Walking toward St. Peter’s Square, one sees sign after sign posted on the closed doors of religious gift shops and other local businesses with large red letters stating: “Without help from the government, we cannot reopen.”

Maryland county lifts ban on Communion 

May 28, 2020 - 10:48 am .- Howard County, Maryland, has reversed a policy that banned consumption of any food or drink during religious services, effectively preventing the licit celebration of Mass. 

Vatican archives will reopen to scholars June 1

May 28, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Vatican Apostolic Archive will reopen to researchers June 1 after closing for 12 weeks due to Italy’s coronavirus lockdown.

Congress passes Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

May 28, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The House on Wednesday evening passed legislation to respond to the mass detention and other human rights violations against Uyghurs in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang.

Island in English Channel permits public Masses as UK churches remain closed

May 28, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown will be celebrated Monday on the island of Guernsey. 

Vatican orders founder to leave ecumenical community

May 28, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Vatican has ordered the prominent Italian Catholic layman Enzo Bianchi to leave the monastery he founded in 1965 following an apostolic visitation.

St. Augustine bishop calls for end to Florida death penalty

May 28, 2020 - 03:00 am .- All of Florida’s death row inmates live in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Many are Catholic. At least twice a year St. Augustine’s Bishop Felipe Estevez goes to visit death row inmates himself.

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