Archive of June 18, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 18, 2020

What the Supreme Court LGBT decision could mean for Catholic employers

Jun 18, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- After the Supreme Court recognized protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in federal law this week, Catholic employers shouldn’t assume they will be protected from future lawsuits, says the Catholic Benefits Association.

US religious liberty commission recommends 'binding agreement' with Pakistan to halt abuses

Jun 18, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The US Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a report Tuesday recommending a “binding agreement” between the United States and Pakistan, with the goal of encouraging Pakistan to improve its treatment of religious minorities.

Eucharist and tabernacle stolen from North Carolina Catholic Church

Jun 18, 2020 - 02:18 pm .- Police are appealing to the public for help and a parish is requesting prayers after a tabernacle containing the Eucharist was stolen from a church in Boone, North Carolina on June 16.

French investigation: sex abuse of minors in Catholic Church tops 3,000 victims over 70 years

Jun 18, 2020 - 01:13 pm .- Over the last seven decades at least 3,000 children were sexually abused by Catholic clergy or officials in France, according to the latest statements from an investigating commission, with many more feared to have been abused.

US Catholic bishops praise Supreme Court DACA decision

Jun 18, 2020 - 10:55 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program intact — for now.

Vatican urges Catholics into action on Pope Francis’ Laudato si’

Jun 18, 2020 - 09:00 am .- With a new 200-page document, the Vatican is encouraging Catholics to put their faith into action to promote integral ecology and care of the creation, following the inspiration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’.

Catholic bishop hails restored cathedral cross as ‘sign of hope’ amid pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 - 08:00 am .- An English bishop has hailed the restoration of a cross atop his cathedral as “a sign of hope” amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Catholic priest and doctor: Coronavirus crisis a ‘window of opportunity’ for the homeless

Jun 18, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A Jesuit doctor serving the homeless in London has said that the coronavirus crisis has opened a “window of opportunity” for rough sleepers

Benedict XVI visits his ailing brother in Germany

Jun 18, 2020 - 06:35 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is making a private visit to Germany to see his ailing brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.

Thea Bowman - religious sister, civil rights advocate, candidate for sainthood

Jun 18, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Sister Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of a slave, an advocate for racial justice, and the first African American woman to address the U.S. bishops' conference. Two years ago, her sainthood cause was opened.

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