Archive of June 24, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 24, 2020

Spanish mayor offers to take downed St. Junipero Serra statue

Jun 24, 2020 - 06:07 pm .- The mayor of Boadilla del Monte, a town just west of metro Madrid in central Spain, has offered to take the statue of Saint Junipero Serra toppled last weekend in San Francisco.

Worldwide, children living in institutional care do better with families, Lancet commission says

Jun 24, 2020 - 05:13 pm .- The millions of children separated from their families around the world would do best in a family environment, not institutional care, and leaders should prioritize a collaborative, well-managed shift toward family-centered care, according a report from a commission based in the Lancet Group of medical journals.

‘I cannot remain silent’: Madison Catholic bishop condemns destruction of religious statues

Jun 24, 2020 - 04:08 pm .- As rioters across the United States target statues depicting figures of various stripes, the bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday denounced the indiscriminate destruction and called for a nationwide education effort and a respectful discussion of how to commemorate historic people and events.

Trump signs order to support work with faith groups on adoption

Jun 24, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to bolster the federal government’s work with community and faith-based groups in adoption and foster care.

President of German Catholic Women's Federation confirms support for Planned Parenthood

Jun 24, 2020 - 03:25 pm .- The president of the leading Catholic women’s organization in Germany has declared her support for "reproductive rights" – including, "as a last, terrible resort" abortion – and for an initiative supported by the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

New Hong Kong laws will have 'no effect' on religious freedom says cardinal

Jun 24, 2020 - 02:05 pm .- Cardinal John Tong Hon, the apostolic administrator of Hong Kong, has rejected concerns that new security and sedition laws for the province pose a risk to religious freedom.

US religious freedom commissioner says 'no excuse' for Trump delay on Chinese sanctions

Jun 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A federal religious freedom commissioner has said there is “no excuse” for the Trump administration “delaying action” to place sanctions on Chinese officials for abuses committed against Uyghurs.  

Finding God in Shanghai: a Chinese convert’s path to faith

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:00 am .- At his baptism at a Catholic church in Shanghai, Dalù said that he “cried like a baby” knowing that his sins were being washed away. His journey to faith began with singing Christmas carols in 2009, and eventually led him to seek asylum in Rome.

Vandals deface image of Poland’s Black Madonna in Dutch city

Jun 24, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The mayor of a Dutch town has condemned vandals who defaced an image of Our Lady of Częstochowa and daubed the letters “BLM” beneath it.

Pope Francis thanks Paralympian Alex Zanardi for offering 'lesson in humanity'

Jun 24, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis has written a letter of encouragement to Alex Zanardi, a Formula One driver turned Paralympic champion who is in a coma following a collision last Friday. 

Pope Francis: In life’s ups and downs, make prayer your constant

Jun 24, 2020 - 05:00 am .- King David is an example of being consistent in prayer no matter what life throws at you or what good or bad you do, Pope Francis said during his general audience Wednesday.

Fathers’ Day: When a dad became a priest, like his son

Jun 24, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Edmond Ilg, 62, has been a father since the birth of his son in 1986. But on June 21, he became a “father” in a whole new sense: Edmond was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, and he was vested by his son, Fr. Philip. 

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