Archive of June 4, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 4, 2020

Catholic fraternal groups call for prayer and justice amid George Floyd protests

Jun 4, 2020 - 06:10 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have announced a forthcoming novena for an end to racism, as Catholic fraternal organizations urge prayer and justice amid burgeoning civic unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while being arrested May 25.

US bishops ask Supreme Court to protect Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

Jun 4, 2020 - 04:27 pm .- In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops argued that a Catholic agency should not be banned from participation in the Philadelphia foster care system due to its beliefs on marriage.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: Protests essential, but not religion

Jun 4, 2020 - 03:32 pm .- New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that ongoing protests in the city merit exceptions to coronavirus regulations, while religious services do not. The mayor’s remarks have drawn criticism from New York’s archdiocese.

New Orleans Catholic archdiocese, universities sued over alleged Hurricane Katrina aid fraud

Jun 4, 2020 - 03:06 pm .- A federal lawsuit alleges that the Archdiocese of New Orleans, as well as two historically black New Orleans universities, improperly applied for and received millions of dollars in federal funds in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Maryland county's new rules lift Communion ban that affected Catholic churches

Jun 4, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Howard County, Maryland, has issued new guidelines for the reopening of houses of worship, bringing its regulations in line with the rest of the state. A previous executive order had prohibited the consumption of any food or drink during religious service, effectively baring the celebration of Mass. 

Madison Bishop Hying says he will 'stand on principle' in reopening lawsuit

Jun 4, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- The Bishop of Madison says a lawsuit against Dane County and the city of Madison may be needed to ensure the Church can serve the people of the diocese during the reopening phase of the coronavirus pandemic. 

In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to mark Tiananmen Square

Jun 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong held public vigils for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Thursday, despite police orders forbidding large gatherings.

Brooklyn Catholic Bishop DiMarzio denies ‘libelous’ accusations of abuse

Jun 4, 2020 - 10:05 am .- Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has denied a second allegation of sexual abuse, and said he is considering taking legal action for libel against his accusers. Both allegations relate to the bishop’s time as a priest in the 1970s.

Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after prayerful demonstration

Jun 4, 2020 - 03:40 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration against racial discrimination to pray for George Floyd. 

How one Catholic priest responded to the ’92 LA riots

Jun 4, 2020 - 03:11 am .- In the spring of 1992, then-Father David O’Connell was comfortable in parish life in south LA. The Irish-born priest had served the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for more than a decade by then, and he was familiar with the conflicts and tensions that existed in the area.

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