Archive of May 29, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 29, 2020

Christ can overcome racism, Minnesota priest says at George Floyd prayer service 

May 29, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The love of Christ can overcome the sin of racism, the pastor of a historic Minnesota African-American parish said Friday, at a prayer service in the aftermath of the protests and riots in St. Paul and Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

New South Wales worship restrictions changed after complaints of unfair treatment

May 29, 2020 - 05:46 pm .- Churches in New South Wales will be allowed to open with the same restrictions as other buildings, after Australian Catholics complained that religious services were being treated unfairly.

‘Racism is not a thing of the past’ – US bishops respond to George Floyd killing

May 29, 2020 - 05:36 pm .- Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference responded to the killing of an African American man in Minneapolis this week by stressing that the fight to eradicate racism is a pro-life issue.

Hearing ‘cry of the poor’ is key message of 'Laudato si', Cardinal Turkson says

May 29, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The head of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development said that integral ecology is an is “ecology of nature, ecology of the human person, ecology of society, ecology of peace.”

After death of George Floyd, Minnesota Catholics pray for justice

May 29, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- While rioters and looters took to the streets, and parts of Minneapolis burned, some Minnesota Catholics called for justice, for healing, and for unity after the killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer on Monday.

Last Missouri abortion clinic will stay open, despite state’s safety concerns

May 29, 2020 - 03:15 pm .- The Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis had been battling the state of Missouri in court for over a year after the state Health Department refused to renew its license. 

Swiss accounts frozen in Vatican property deal probe

May 29, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Tens of millions of euros have been frozen in Swiss banks as part of the investigation into a Vatican property investment, according to a Swiss media report.

CDC removes faith guidance discouraging choirs, shared cups 

May 29, 2020 - 12:56 pm .- The Trump administration has removed guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website which discouraged, among other things, singing, choirs and “shared cups” at religious services.

Some experts split from Fauci on Holy Communion recommendation

May 29, 2020 - 08:00 am .- As dioceses across the United States start to reopen public Masses, the scientist leading the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic recommended that Catholic Churches ought not resume distribution of Holy Communion. But other medical experts told CNA there are ways that Communion can be distributed safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Vatican offers online book for parents facing difficult prenatal diagnosis

May 29, 2020 - 07:10 am .- The Vatican has published a free book online that can be a resource for parents facing a difficult or fatal diagnosis for their unborn child during pregnancy. 

Illinois church reopening restrictions 'not mandatory'

May 29, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The state of Illinois relaxed its restrictions on churches on Thursday, after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ordered the state to respond to three lawsuits brought by churches.

Nuns put altar bread production on hold as they weather pandemic

May 29, 2020 - 05:30 am .- When it is working at full capacity, the altar bread department at St. Cecilia’s Abbey produces millions of hosts a year, bringing revenue to the community of Benedictine nuns on the Isle of Wight, an island in the English Channel.

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