Archive of June 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 3, 2020

Why this Spokane Catholic school is going classical

Jun 3, 2020 - 06:30 pm .- St. Charles Catholic School in Spokane, Washingon adds its name to a growing list of Catholic schools across the country that hope to find a renewal through an embrace of a classical liberal arts educational model.

Human rights groups decry effort to promote abortion in pandemic response

Jun 3, 2020 - 05:57 pm .- A total of 434 human rights organizations from 16 countries have released a manifesto condemning the push from external groups to promote abortion in their nations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Delaware lifts controversial rules for reopening churches

Jun 3, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- The governor of Delaware has amended controversial restrictions on houses of worship after a local church threatened a lawsuit.

Racial justice is a pro-life issue, says leading pro-life legislator

Jun 3, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life--including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands of police, a prominent pro-life lawmaker told CNA Wednesday.

Detroit archdiocese's parish restructuring aims for more than mergers

Jun 3, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced a major restructuring process that could combine over 200 parishes into “family” groupings that aim to alter and, perhaps, avoid, aspects of the parish merger model.

Pope Francis called Archbishop Gomez to express prayers after death of George Floyd

Jun 3, 2020 - 02:53 pm .- Pope Francis called the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Wednesday to convey his prayers and solidarity for Americans during the period of national unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 during an arrest by Minneapolis police.

Madison diocese says it will sue over religious restrictions

Jun 3, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- Attorneys representing the Diocese of Madison sent a letter to Dane County and City of Madison officials on Wednesday, June 3, notifying officials they will file suit if parishes in the diocese are not permitted to operate at the same capacity as retail outlets. 

German bishop calls for Rome synod to discuss German synod

Jun 3, 2020 - 01:31 pm .- The president of the German bishops' conference has called for a synod in Rome that would discuss resolutions of the German "synodal process" at the level of the universal Church.

Bishop says UK must 'safeguard fundamental freedoms' in Hong Kong

Jun 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- A bishop has urged the U.K. Government to defend “fundamental freedoms” in Hong Kong after the Chinese parliament approved a controversial security law for the city.

Vatican Museums offer free entry to Italian medical workers

Jun 3, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Vatican Museums announced Wednesday that it is offering free entry to medical workers in appreciation for their work on the front line of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak.

Vatican cardinal urges forgiveness, justice in response to George Floyd killing

Jun 3, 2020 - 08:10 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson on Wednesday decried the existence of racism around the world, urging people to seek justice and fraternity, and to forgive those who have hurt them or others.

Pope Francis on what we can learn about prayer from Blaise Pascal

Jun 3, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis pointed to an experience of 17th-century mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal as an important testimony of how one can sense the living presence of God in personal prayer.

Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortion regulations on Northern Ireland

Jun 3, 2020 - 04:45 am .- The Northern Ireland Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by the Westminster parliament.

Better to engage WHO than leave, UN observer says 

Jun 3, 2020 - 03:26 am .- While President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization, a better strategy would be engagement and linking U.S. funding to reform, says the head of U.N. advocacy for a pro-life legal group.

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US

Jun 3, 2020 - 02:45 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is gained by violence.

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