Archive of June 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 8, 2020

Texas Supreme Court to hear case of former deacon suing diocese for abuse claim

Jun 8, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- The Texas Supreme Court will hear the Diocese of Lubbock’s appeal of a legal decision allowing a former deacon to sue the diocese for defamation for including his name on a list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse.

Pro-life group in Mexico offers aid to domestic violence victims

Jun 8, 2020 - 06:42 pm .- With reports of domestic violence on the rise during the coronavirus lockdown in Mexico, one pro-life platform is offering women help, shelter and legal advice.

Catholic nuns in Hawaii shaken but hopeful after robbery

Jun 8, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- A community of Dominican nuns in Hawaii is shaken but hopeful after a burglar broke into their convent last week and stole a minivan that the nuns use for their ministry.

Former diocesan employee charged with tax, wire fraud

Jun 8, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- A former employee for the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida has been charged with wire fraud and tax fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced June 4. Federal prosecutors say he received hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a scheme involving diocesan property sales.

Online forum aims to form Catholic women in faith

Jun 8, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- The GIVEN Institute has announced a free online event “Discover the Gift,” seeking to empower women to realize their worth and unique gifts.

Archbishop Gregory invited to JPII Shrine Trump event days before public statement

Jun 8, 2020 - 01:50 pm .- The White House said Sunday that Washington’s archbishop was invited to attend an event with President Donald Trump several days before it took place, amid media reports that the archbishop did not learn of the event until it was announced publicly the night before it took place.

Christian pastor and pregnant wife killed in Nigeria

Jun 8, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A Christian pastor and his pregnant wife were killed on their farm in northeastern Nigeria last week, the latest victims in a series of abductions and killings of Christians in the country.

Vatican bank reports €38 million profit in 2019

Jun 8, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), commonly called the Vatican Bank, said it had made a net profit of 38 million euros in 2019 as it released its annual report Monday.

DC Catholic priests invited to 'prayerful protest' at White House

Jun 8, 2020 - 10:20 am .- Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington will demonstrate outside of the White House on Monday as a “prayerful protest” against hatred and institutional discrimination of all kinds. 

Bishop urges Catholics to reject ‘detestable’ changes to Guernsey abortion law

Jun 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A bishop urged Catholics Sunday to resist “fundamentally detestable” efforts to liberalize abortion laws on an island in the English Channel.

Pope Francis teams up with Olympic athletes for coronavirus charity auction

Jun 8, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis has teamed up with Olympic athletes for a charity auction this month to support hospitals in the regions of Italy hardest hit by the coronavirus.

Catholic churches in England to reopen after 80-day closure

Jun 8, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A cardinal has thanked Catholics for their “patience” after the government permitted churches in England to reopen for private prayer from June 15, more than 80 days after they were forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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