Archive of June 1, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 1, 2020

Religious freedom foes seek to leverage coronavirus controversies

Jun 1, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The Center for American Progress, a longtime critic of religious freedom protections, has claimed churches seeking equal treatment under coronavirus public health rules have been “distorting religious freedom into a license to spread the coronavirus.” But religious liberty experts disagree.

Trump says he will dispatch troops if riots continue

Jun 1, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- During a speech from the Rose Garden on June 1, President Donald Trump pledged to deploy the U.S. military if state governors do not move to activate their National Guards to stop violent protests.

Churches in 6 states damaged by violent protests

Jun 1, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Churches in California, Minnesota, New York, Kentucky, Texas, and Colorado have been attacked during recent violent protests.

Courage director responds to Austrian book on same-sex Church blessings

Jun 1, 2020 - 04:11 pm .- Courage director responds to Austrian book on same-sex Church blessings

‘Covert White Supremacy’ tweet does not reflect Church’s values, Chicago archdiocese says

Jun 1, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- A chart detailing “Covert White Supremacy”— which a Chicago archdiocese office shared online amid widespread protests against racism in the city and across the country— was shared without permission and does not reflect the Church’s values, the archdiocese told CNA Monday.

Analysis: Vatican financial reform begins in earnest. Again.

Jun 1, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- On Monday, Pope Francis published sweeping new laws governing Vatican financial dealings. But the new laws are not really that new: They resurrect measures called for during the first days of the Francis pontificate. And now they’re back.

More than 300,000 attend Argentina's online March for Life

Jun 1, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Argentina’s digital March for Life May 30 drew 390,000 participants on Facebook alone, according to preliminary numbers for march organizers.

Pope Francis asks consecrated virgins to be 'women of mercy'

Jun 1, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- Pope Francis sent a letter Monday to women living the vocation of consecrated virginity, exhorting them to be close to suffering people, and to lead them to Christ.

Pope Francis donates an ambulance to aid the homeless

Jun 1, 2020 - 11:57 am .- Pope Francis has donated an ambulance that will be set apart to serve Rome’s poor and homeless population in need of emergency medical care.

Archbishop Gomez on racism: 'It should not be this way in America'

Jun 1, 2020 - 11:35 am .- The leader of the country’s largest Catholic diocese and the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference addressed the weekend’s violence and civil unrest, both in his Pentecost homily and in a statement released by the USCCB. 

Hong Kong police cancel Tiananmen Square vigil

Jun 1, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Hong Kong police have reportedly curtailed a vigil for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, citing public health concerns.

Pope Francis issues law to combat corruption in Vatican financial transactions

Jun 1, 2020 - 04:04 am .- Pope Francis Monday promulgated a new law intended to prevent corruption and control spending in Vatican City State and Holy See financial transactions.

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