Archive of June 5, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 5, 2020

UK government doubles down on N Ireland abortion regulations

Jun 5, 2020 - 05:06 pm .- While saying that abortion regulation is a devolved issue, the British Minister of State for Northern Ireland emphasized at Westminster Thursday that any local changes to the region's abortion law would have to comply with human rights conventions.

Churches in China must preach 'patriotism' to reopen after coronavirus

Jun 5, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- State-sponsored Catholic authorities in parts of China have issued regulations on the reopening of churches during the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules include a requirement that churches must preach on “patriotism” in order to reopen. 

Cardinal Turkson: Racism driving some Catholics from Church

Jun 5, 2020 - 03:08 pm .- A Vatican cardinal intervened in an online discussion of racism on Friday to warn that a lack of welcome in U.S. churches is driving young African Catholics away from the Church.

Vatican officials arrest London property broker for extortion and money laundering

Jun 5, 2020 - 02:21 pm .- The Holy See press office announced Friday that Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi has been arrested after he was interrogated as part of a Vatican financial investigation

Catholic bishops urge US Senate to pass a delayed immigration reform bill

Jun 5, 2020 - 02:19 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ migration chairman called on Congress to advance a bill that would help “Dreamers” and other immigrants gain a pathway to citizenship.

Cardinal Farrell laments ideological divide in Christian response to George Floyd killing

Jun 5, 2020 - 12:40 pm .- In response to racism, the Catholic Church should be united in Christ, not take ideological sides, Cardinal Kevin Farrell said at a prayer service for George Floyd in Rome on Friday.

El Salvador pro-life groups decry 'misleading' CBS report amid abortion fight

Jun 5, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- Pro-life leaders in El Salvador say a recent CBS News report on abortion in the country is misleading, and does not accurately portray factual narratives, amid a fight over the legalization of abortion in the country. 

Madison changes church reopening rules after Catholic bishop threatens lawsuit

Jun 5, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- Houses of worship in Dane County, Wisconsin, will be permitted to operate at 25% capacity, it was announced Friday, after the Diocese of Madison threatened to sue if previous reopening plans were not changed.

Vatican cardinal: Catholics should be sign of unity in a divided society

Jun 5, 2020 - 11:15 am .- The Catholic Church cannot be an authentic witness to unity in diversity if it only mirrors the divisions found in society, Cardinal Kurt Koch said Friday.

New poll finds President Donald Trump losing Catholic support amid George Floyd protests

Jun 5, 2020 - 10:35 am .- The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) reported on Thursday that President Trump’s favorability among white Catholics fell from 60% in March to 48% in April to just 37% in May.

Pope Francis: We cannot remain silent as planet is plundered

Jun 5, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis said Friday that people should not remain silent as biodiversity is threatened by destruction and exploitation in a message marking World Environment Day.

Bishop Murry of Youngstown dies after stepping down due to leukemia

Jun 5, 2020 - 09:21 am .- Just days after submitting his resignation as bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, due to a recurrence of leukemia, Bishop George Murry, S.J., has died, the diocese announced Friday.

Pope Francis tells Catholic youth: Live the Gospel like St. Anthony

Jun 5, 2020 - 08:15 am .- Pope Francis has pointed to St. Anthony of Padua as an example for younger generations of Catholics to “live the Gospel courageously.”

US Vatican cardinal to lead prayers for George Floyd

Jun 5, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A U.S. Vatican cardinal will lead prayers for George Floyd in Rome Friday.

Vatican Media documentaries will play on Catholic streaming service

Jun 5, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A video streaming platform is being launched next week showcasing on-demand Catholic content, including films co-produced by Vatican Media.

Catholic priest, psychologist offer advice for stressful times

Jun 5, 2020 - 03:00 am .- With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest suggested that Catholics take care to guard their psychological and spiritual health.

Despite the pandemic, Catholic shrine enjoys ‘biggest pilgrimage season’ in its history

Jun 5, 2020 - 02:30 am .- When the coronavirus pandemic gripped England in March, the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was forced to close. But rather than seeing this as a disaster, shrine rector Msgr. John Armitage regarded it as an opportunity.

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