Archive of June 25, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 25, 2020

Religious scholar laments: Turkish Christians 'a welcome scapegoat'

Jun 25, 2020 - 05:41 pm .- According to a scholar of comparative religion, Christians in Turkey are being persecuted by the Turkish government, in part to distract attention from its recent setbacks in foreign policy.

San Juan Capistrano Mission relocates St. Junipero Serra statues for protection 

Jun 25, 2020 - 04:34 pm .- Two statues of St. Junipero Serra have been moved from a Catholic mission and church in southern California amid fears of vandalism as protests around the state continue to topple statues.

Send special envoy to protect Nigerian Christians says former congressman

Jun 25, 2020 - 03:05 pm .- The United States should send a special envoy to Nigeria to help coordinate the protection of the Christian population and prevent further destabilization in the area, said former Rep. Frank Wolf on Thursday, June 25.

Douthat: Cardinals should look for 'dynamic orthodoxy' in next pope

Jun 25, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- Catholic columnist Ross Douthat on Wednesday said that the eventual next conclave could produce a leader in the mould of St. John Paul II, and that expectations of a more retiring successor to the charismatic leadership of Francis may shift after months of global upheaval.

Guernsey approves law expanding abortion access

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The parliament of the Channel Island of Guernsey voted Wednesday to approve a bill expanding abortion time limits, and removing time limits altogether on the abortion of unborn children with disabilities.

Don’t deport Haitians during pandemic, Miami archbishop appeals

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:48 am .- Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has called for a moratorium on the United States’ deportation of Hatians during the coronavirus pandemic, warning that Haiti’s healthcare system is not prepared to manage a widespread coronavirus outbreak.

‘No justice, no peace’ reflects Catholic principles for police reform, bishops say

Jun 25, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent a joint letter to members of Congress on Wednesday “in the wake of the terrible and unjust killing of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many more.”

England's Catholics asked to consider avoiding Sunday Masses amid attendance limits

Jun 25, 2020 - 09:30 am .- England’s metropolitan archbishops urged Catholics Thursday to consider going to Mass during the week rather than on Sunday after public liturgies resume July 4. 

Catholic catechesis directory addresses gender, biological sex, and bioethics

Jun 25, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Bioethics, gender identity, and biological sex are new subjects covered in the Vatican’s latest Directory for Catechesis, released Thursday. The revised directory says that new scientific developments must remain respectful of the creative will of God and human dignity.

Pope Francis appoints apostolic administrator for troubled Polish diocese

Jun 25, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis appointed Thursday an apostolic administrator to take charge of a Polish diocese whose bishop is under investigation over his handling of an abuse case.

Catholics pray for reconciliation on 70th anniversary of the Korean War

Jun 25, 2020 - 05:20 am .- Korean Catholics marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War -- a war which never technically ended -- on Thursday with Masses offered for reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula.

Vatican releases Catholic directory for catechesis in ‘dynamic continuity’ with Church teaching

Jun 25, 2020 - 04:45 am .- The Vatican Thursday published a new directory for catechesis, emphasizing both its continuity with two previous directories and its new content on contemporary issues such as sex and gender and medical advancements.

Pro-life laws advance in Iowa, Mississippi, Tennessee

Jun 25, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Three state legislatures have passed new restrictions on abortion: a heartbeat-based abortion ban in Tennessee; a 24-hour waiting period on abortion in Iowa; and a ban on abortion due to race, sex or genetic anomaly of the unborn child in Mississippi.

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