Archive of June 2, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 2, 2020

Minneapolis archbishop, priests join in prayerful George Floyd protest

Jun 2, 2020 - 05:38 pm .- Minneapolis clergy, including Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis, participated in a silent walking protest Tuesday afternoon to the spot where George Floyd died in police custody last week, stopping to pray at the memorial that had been set up for him.

El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George Floyd protest

Jun 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Bishop Mark Seitz is the first U.S. Catholic bishop to physically and publicly join the protests and demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality which spread across the country following Floyd’s death on May 25. 

Can Trump legally deploy troops? Yes, say Catholic university law profs

Jun 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- After President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is ready to send U.S. troops into states to quell riots, law professors at Catholic universities said acting against the wishes of state governors would be counterproductive, but likely would not violate the law.

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots

Jun 2, 2020 - 04:17 pm .- When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis became a refuge for neighbors who didn't feel safe in their homes.

Sen. Sasse: ‘Word of God’ not a prop for politics

Jun 2, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Sen. Ben Sasse issued a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday condemning President Donald Trump’s brief appearance in front of an historic church in Washington, D.C., Monday, during which the president held up a Bible. 

Black Catholics urge prayer, change after Floyd killing and riots

Jun 2, 2020 - 03:08 pm .- The killing of George Floyd and the protests it has sparked represent a defining moment for the Catholic Church, according to Black Catholics throughout the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Trump signs order on international religious freedom after JPII shrine visit

Jun 2, 2020 - 01:55 pm .- President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order “to advance international religious freedom,” after he visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C.  

La Salle brother receives human rights award in Philippines

Jun 2, 2020 - 01:38 pm .- A La Salle brother and educator has been given an award in recognition of his defense of human rights amid religious repression in the Philippines.

JPII shrine says Trump visit long scheduled, while Archbishop Gregory opposes visit

Jun 2, 2020 - 10:10 am .- Amid burgeoning conflict regarding the president’s response to riots across the country, President Donald Trump visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning.

Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in call to change N Ireland abortion law

Jun 2, 2020 - 09:15 am .- Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a law permitting abortion up to birth on grounds of disability.

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers

Jun 2, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Catholic publishers in the United Kingdom are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses. 

Nuns praying for looters after attack on Catholic bookstore

Jun 2, 2020 - 06:00 am .- On Saturday, protests in Chicago over the death of George Floyd turned violent. As rioters targeted the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping district, shattering glass and raiding stores, they picked an unlikely target: A bookstore run by nuns. 

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests

Jun 2, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to a worldwide rosary relay for priests. 

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms

Jun 2, 2020 - 03:01 am .- The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scenes from early Church history to the public.  

Citing COVID risk, Davenport bishop calls for release of detained migrants

Jun 2, 2020 - 12:42 am .- Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa has written a letter to the local homeland security chief asking for the release of three detained immigrants from Guatemala.

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