Archive of June 23, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 23, 2020

Metuchen Catholic bishop: Racism an evil 'more dangerous' than coronavirus

Jun 23, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- The Bishop of Metuchen led a prayer service for racial harmony and justice Friday, urging Catholics to focus on the eradication of racism.

As pandemic continues, some Catholic moms call the midwife

Jun 23, 2020 - 05:40 pm .- As hospitals continue to treat patients with COVID-19, many expectant women worry about exposing themselves and their babies to the virus while giving birth. Their concern has led to a surge in demand for at-home births, according to some midwives.

Catholic school superintendent aims to equip schools for special ed

Jun 23, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- An educator with years of experience working in and studying best practices in special education was recently named superintendent of a Chicago-area Catholic diocese. He aims to ensure that all kids who want to go to Catholic school can.

Justice Department: NYC pandemic rules can't favor protests over religious services

Jun 23, 2020 - 04:18 pm .- New York City cannot enforce coronavirus restrictions strictly on religious gatherings and leave mass public protests untouched, leading U.S. Department of Justice officials said in a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Diocesan bankruptcies could require Vatican approval, Vatican official reminds bishops

Jun 23, 2020 - 01:50 pm .- The Vatican has written to the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, to remind dioceses that filing for bankruptcy could require the consent of the Holy See.

Cross and graves vandalized at Catholic university cemetery

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- A man has been arrested and charged with vandalism and assault after swastikas were painted on the graves of several Dominican friars at Catholic college on Monday evening. 

Guernsey legislature rejects efforts to prevent disability discrimination in abortion

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Several amendments which sought to reduce the proposed time limit on abortions or to maintain limits on the abortion of unborn children with disabilities were defeated Friday on the Channel Island of Guernsey.

George Weigel: ‘Catholic lite’ and Vatican finances will top next pope’s agenda

Jun 23, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Evangelizing countries where the faith has been watered down and resolving the ongoing financial crisis in the Vatican are challenges which will extend past the reign of Pope Francis, author George Weigel said on Monday.

Religious sisters risk lives to rescue the vulnerable amid pandemic

Jun 23, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies, but the prices had already tripled.

English Catholic leader welcomes return of public Masses from July 4

Jun 23, 2020 - 09:00 am .- An English cardinal welcomed the government’s decision Tuesday to permit the resumption of public Masses from July 4. 

Cardinal asks Catholics to help pandemic-hit families and schools in the Holy Land

Jun 23, 2020 - 08:30 am .- A cardinal has urged Catholics worldwide to support a fund helping families and schools in the Holy Land affected by the coronavirus crisis. 

After Black Lives Matter controversy, Catholic removed from Florida State student government

Jun 23, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Catholic former president of a Florida university’s student senate says he was removed from office for questioning controversial policy positions of the Black Lives Matter group in a text message thread with fellow Catholic students.

Catholic parish offers phone support to more than 500 people amid pandemic

Jun 23, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A few years ago Catholics in a suburb of Liverpool, England, recognized that they had a problem: parishioners didn’t know each other.

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