Archive of June 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 15, 2020

US Catholic bishops: Supreme Court has 'redefined' the meaning of 'sex'

Jun 15, 2020 - 05:43 pm .- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered whether federal civil rights law considers sexual identity and gender identity to be covered by laws prohibiting employment discrimination based upon sex.

Rockville Centre diocese faces bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Jun 15, 2020 - 05:41 pm .- The Diocese of Rockville Centre has requested a pause in the proceedings of numerous sex abuse lawsuits it is facing, and said it may have to declare bankruptcy if it is not granted.

King of Spain thanks Catholic Church for charitable work during pandemic

Jun 15, 2020 - 04:42 pm .- King Felipe VI of Spain called Cardinal Juan José Omella, president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, on June 11 to express his condolences for priests who have died from COVID-19, and to thank the Church for its work in the country.

Trump admin to allow homeless shelters to serve on basis of biological sex

Jun 15, 2020 - 03:32 pm .- The Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to roll back an Obama-era rule that requires single-sex homeless shelters to accommodate clients based on their gender identity.

Maryland Catholic bishops: Fighting racism requires more than words

Jun 15, 2020 - 02:50 pm .- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday.

Cardinal Pell: Gospel ‘helped me to survive’ in prison

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:40 am .- Cardinal George Pell told a group of Australian students that his Christian faith helped him persevere through his time in prison, and offered advice on how to overcome grief and stressful situations.

Bishops entrust Polish Church to Mary in St. John Paul II centenary year

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Bishops entrusted the Church in Poland to the Virgin Mary on Monday as they marked the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II.

Cardinal Turkson delivers face masks, care packages to Romani families

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered face masks and care packages over the weekend to Romani families in need on the outskirts of Rome on behalf of Pope Francis.

Vatican officials grant bail to London property broker

Jun 15, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Vatican said Monday that officials had granted bail to the Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi who was arrested as part of a financial investigation.

Supreme Court: Sexual orientation and gender identity covered under federal discrimination law

Jun 15, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that employers cannot fire workers because of their sexual orientation or self-determined gender identity, while dissenting justices opined the Court was legislating from the bench.

Pope Francis names lay finance expert as secretary of Vatican ‘central bank’

Jun 15, 2020 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis Monday appointed Fabio Gasperini, an Italian financial adviser working at Ernst and Young, to the second-ranking position at the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA).

Bishop Zanchetta returns to work at the Vatican amid abuse trial in Argentina

Jun 15, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has returned to work at the Vatican amid an ongoing trial in Argentina, where he has been charged with sexual and financial misconduct.

Prague Catholics rejoice at restoration of Marian statue toppled by angry mob

Jun 15, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A historic statue of Mary atop a column, torn down by an angry crowd more than 100 years ago, has been restored to its original site in Prague.

As English churches reopen, Welsh Catholics are still waiting

Jun 15, 2020 - 03:00 am .- As churches across England reopen for private prayer Monday, Catholics in neighboring Wales are still waiting for the day when they will be allowed back to their churches.

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