Archive of June 9, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 9, 2020

Archbishop Gomez says US has work to do in achieving racial equality

Jun 9, 2020 - 06:58 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles asked the parishes of his archdiocese to toll their bells for eight minutes and 46 seconds on Tuesday to recognize the life of George Floyd on the day of his burial, calling for a renewed commitment to racial justice.

Analysis: Is the Torzi arrest a beginning or an end?

Jun 9, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The arrest of Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi for financial crimes was a major event. How “major” depends on if prosecutors see his arrest as the first step in unwinding the “network of companies” acknowledged by the Vatican on Friday.

Catholic bishops of Oklahoma support Medicaid expansion ballot measure

Jun 9, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Oklahoma have voiced support for a ballot measure that would expand Medicaid in the state.

Pa. Catholic Conference appeals diversion of coronavirus relief from private schools

Jun 9, 2020 - 03:50 pm .- The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is asking the U.S. Department of Education to reverse state authorities’ decisions that the conference says gives insufficient coronavirus relief funds to Catholic and other private schools.

The policeman who might be a saint

Jun 9, 2020 - 02:05 pm .- With police brutality in focus around the world, one priest says it is important to remember a policeman who might one day be declared a saint: Vice-Sergeant Salvo D'Acquisto, an Italian policeman who gave his life for those he had sworn to protect.

HHS: Hospital restrictions mean ‘too many dying alone’ during coronavirus

Jun 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Federal health officials say they hope the resolution of a disability rights case will help ensure hospital patients are deprived of necessary support during treatment, or left to die alone.

Catholic churches vandalized during march against police repression in Mexico

Jun 9, 2020 - 01:49 pm .- The Xalapa Cathedral and the Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Mexico’s Veracruz state were vandalized June 8 during a march protesting police repression.

Sen. McConnell condemns First Amendment 'double standard' for churches

Jun 9, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that a “constitutionally dubious” double standard is being applied to religious communities and protestors during a Senate session on Tuesday. 

Italian convent that suffered severe COVID-19 outbreak is now virus-free

Jun 9, 2020 - 10:00 am .- After an outbreak in the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity Mother House in northern Italy led half of its sisters to test positive for COVID-19 and nine sisters to die, the last hospitalized sister has been released from the hospital.

Pope Francis starts fund of 1 million euros for Rome’s unemployed after coronavirus

Jun 9, 2020 - 09:30 am .- As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has started a fund with 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to help those in the Diocese of Rome who are facing economic difficulty because of the coronavirus

Catholic Church receives $1.3 million donation to fight poverty amid pandemic

Jun 9, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Catholic Church in England and Wales has received a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation to fight poverty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Vatican should renew China deal for ‘one or two years,’ says negotiator

Jun 9, 2020 - 07:30 am .- With the Vatican’s interim deal with the Chinese government due to expire in September, an archbishop who helped to negotiate the agreement said this week that he believes it should be renewed for one or two more years.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Beaumont, Texas

Jun 9, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis appointed Msgr. David L. Toups as the next Bishop of Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday.

Cardinal Becciu says Torzi arrest is no 'earthquake'

Jun 9, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Cardinal Angelo Becciu has said that the arrest of a businessman at the center of a Vatican property deal will have no wider repercussions and that business in the Vatican “will continue as before.”

Catholic ministry in Colombia marks three years of feeding migrants

Jun 9, 2020 - 12:10 am .- June 5 marks three years since the Diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia opened its Divine Providence House of Transit in response to the thousands of Venezuelan migrants streaming into Colombia.

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