Archive of June 22, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 22, 2020

Longtime Catholic schools leader to head Seattle archdiocese task force

Jun 22, 2020 - 08:19 pm .- Leading education expert Father Ronald Nuzzi will head a task force for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, with a special focus on the “ministerial covenant” that helps Catholic teachers witness to and pass on the Catholic faith.

Catholic Charities steps in as NYC loosens eviction restrictions

Jun 22, 2020 - 07:30 pm .- As New York City’s eviction moratorium expires for some people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities has warned that many low-income residents may face risk of eviction.

Toppling statues of Junipero Serra ‘fails test’ of history, California Catholic bishops say

Jun 22, 2020 - 06:40 pm .- The Catholic bishops of California have defended St. Junipero Serra following recent protests against racism. The bishops said that the saint was “ahead of his time” in defending the rights of indigenous peoples and that those who have called for statues of him to be removed or torn down “failed the test” of history.

President Trump talks statues, Archbishop Viganò in EWTN News interview

Jun 22, 2020 - 06:05 pm .- President Donald Trump on Monday said he will issue an executive order designed to protect public statuary, as statues around the country have been torn down or defaced amid protests in recent weeks.

Pittsburgh diocese to open personal parish to serve black Catholics

Jun 22, 2020 - 04:41 pm .- Black Catholics in Pittsburgh will have a personal parish to respond to their specific needs, Bishop David Zubik has said in response to local requests and a listening session held in early 2020.

Who is St. Junipero Serra, anyway?

Jun 22, 2020 - 03:20 pm .- Who is Junipero Serra, and why has he become such a lightning rod for controversy?

California mission aims to preserve St. Junipero Serra statue

Jun 22, 2020 - 03:08 pm .- While statues of St. Junipero Serra have been taken down by protestors in California cities, the mission church in Ventura, California, founded by the saint, has announced it will work with local officials and indigenous tribal leaders to see a Serra statue outside Ventura City Hall moved to “a non-public location.” 

Miami archbishop to lead US Catholic bishops on religious liberty

Jun 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, following the death of Bishop George Murry, S.J., of Youngstown.

US religious freedom commission condemns Turkish airstrikes

Jun 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a statement on Friday, calling on the Turkish military to halt airstrikes in northern Iraq.

Underground bishop detained in China

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Chinese officials reportedly arrested an elderly bishop of the underground Catholic Church last week.

Austrian bishop says he launched study, but not book, on Catholic blessings for same-sex couples

Jun 22, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The newly elected president of the Austrian bishops’ conference has sought to clarify his role in the publication of a book that suggests how a Church blessing of same-sex couples might be "celebrated" in Catholic churches.

Benedict XVI returns to Rome after visiting ill brother in Germany

Jun 22, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI arrived back in Rome Monday after a four-day trip to Germany to visit his ailing brother.

Catholic bishop urges UK to preserve Sunday as a day of rest

Jun 22, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A bishop has urged Christians to speak out against plans to relax Sunday trading laws in the United Kingdom as the economy reels from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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