Archive of June 17, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 17, 2020

Catholic magazine issues art challenge to highlight human equality

Jun 17, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- In the face of recent protests, a Catholic art magazine has organized the Bakhita Prize for the Visual Arts to encourage artists to display the dignity of those affected by racial violence.

Can Catholics support ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Jun 17, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does not imply endorsement of the positions taken by Black Lives Matter organizations.

In final vote, UK Parliament approves N Ireland legal abortion rules

Jun 17, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- The British Parliament has given final approval to permissive abortion rules in Northern Ireland, in effect since March, despite the Northern Ireland Assembly vote opposing the regulations.

Pope Francis praises WW2-era Portuguese diplomat on 'Day of Conscience'

Jun 17, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- As his General Audience came to a close Wednesday, Pope Francis praised Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who helped tens of thousands of Jews and others to flee from advancing Nazi forces.

Advocates appeal for Catholic schools amid closures nationwide

Jun 17, 2020 - 03:33 pm .- At least 100 Catholic elementary and high schools across the United States will not reopen for the fall semester, with many suffering from low enrollment and decreased donations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supreme Court stays Texas execution over chaplain dispute 

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:04 am .- The Supreme Court stayed the execution of a man in Texas after the state’s Department of Corrections refused to allow a Catholic priest to be with him in the final moments of his life.

Catholic schools step in to feed children over summer break

Jun 17, 2020 - 09:45 am .- England soccer star Marcus Rashford won praise when he persuaded the government Tuesday to extend a free school meal voucher scheme to cover the summer holidays. 

Pope Francis thanks seafarers for their sacrifices during pandemic

Jun 17, 2020 - 09:00 am .- In a video message Wednesday, Pope Francis told maritime workers their many sacrifices before and during the coronavirus pandemic have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

Financial authority updates Vatican offices on policies to fight money laundering

Jun 17, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Members of the Vatican's financial watchdog authority met this week to update offices on regulations to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism organizations.

Pope Francis: Discover the riches hidden in Jesus’ Sacred Heart

Jun 17, 2020 - 04:40 am .- Ahead of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to discover the riches of charity hidden in the heart of Christ.

American Solidarity Party candidate presses on to 2020 presidential election

Jun 17, 2020 - 03:19 am .- Republicans and Democrats aren’t the only political parties finding their 2020 campaigning efforts hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Livestream installer: it’s ‘an absolute privilege’ to bring Mass to locked-down Catholics

Jun 17, 2020 - 03:00 am .- When Paul Fulgoni heard the news about the coronavirus pandemic spreading across Europe, he decided that his small electronics company needed to leap into action.

Mom of Carlo Acutis says son led her back to the Catholic faith 

Jun 17, 2020 - 12:54 am .- While most Catholic mothers pray for their teenage sons, Antonia Acutis has the unique ability to pray to hers, the soon-to-be-beatified Italian teenager Carlo Acutis.

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