Archive of June 19, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 19, 2020

Two years since McCarrick allegations: A CNA timeline

Jun 19, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- June 20 marks two years since the announcement that credible allegations of sexual abuse had been raised against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Analysis: Two years after McCarrick, questions are unanswered

Jun 19, 2020 - 06:30 pm .- Two years after McCarrick, questions remain: For Church leaders, and for faithful Catholics.

US bishops ask Catholics to pray for Brownsville diocese border wall fight

Jun 19, 2020 - 04:27 pm .- For Religious Freedom Week 2020, the U.S. Catholic bishops are highlighting an unusual case—a Texas chapel that could be demolished or cut off by construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Ahead of election, political advocacy group says it aims to encourage Catholic turnout

Jun 19, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- After an Arizona bishop expressed concern about political organizations engaging with local parishes, the leader of one such group said some perceptions about his organization do not square with the facts.

What is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart? A CNA Explainer

Jun 19, 2020 - 01:20 pm .- Today, June 19, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But what does that mean? 

Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr

Jun 19, 2020 - 12:40 pm .- Pope Francis declared Friday that an Italian religious sister killed by three teenage girls in a Satanic sacrifice was a martyr for the Catholic faith.

Catholic Diocese of Syracuse to file for bankruptcy amid Child Victims Act suits

Jun 19, 2020 - 12:16 pm .- The Diocese of Syracuse announced Friday it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid the financial impact of numerous sexual abuse lawsuits.

Rome’s Irish College will not receive Irish seminarians next academic year

Jun 19, 2020 - 08:45 am .- The trustees of the Pontifical Irish College decided last week that the national seminary in Rome will no longer host men studying for the priesthood in Ireland, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Cardinal Sarah remains head of Vatican liturgy department after 75th birthday

Jun 19, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah said Wednesday he would continue to serve as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship beyond his 75th birthday.

On day of prayer for priests, Catholic bishop points to Sacred Heart

Jun 19, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Sacred Heart of Jesus “lights our way and illumines a path in the darkness,” an English bishop said Thursday in a reflection for the feast of the Sacred Heart, which marks the 'Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of all Priests'.

Pope Francis names Rapid City administrator as bishop of Duluth, Minnesota

Jun 19, 2020 - 05:20 am .- Pope Francis Friday appointed Fr. Michel Mulloy as the next bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota.

Why are Christians leaving Palestinian territories?

Jun 19, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A new survey of Palestinian Christians reveals that many not only fear economic hardship and the annexation of their land, but are also concerned about the attitudes of their Muslim neighbors.

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass with his ill brother on feast of the Sacred Heart

Jun 19, 2020 - 02:32 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with his ailing brother on the feast of the Sacred Heart during his first full day in Germany Friday.

Christopher Columbus name won't be changed at Wisconsin Catholic high school

Jun 19, 2020 - 12:00 am .- A Catholic high school in Wisconsin will not change its name from “Columbus Catholic High School” after a petition from alumni and other members of the community requested the change. But with Columbus statues coming down in cities across the country, one expert says the explorer has been mischaracterized.

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