Archive of June 26, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 26, 2020

Coronavirus relief must benefit private schools equitably, US Education Department says

Jun 26, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Federal coronavirus aid to private schools is now enforceable by law, the U.S. Department of Education has said, following concerns that Catholic and other non-public schools were being excluded from sufficient epidemic relief funds to support protective equipment for students and teachers, cleaning, training in remote education, and distance education tools.

Catholic bishops of Uruguay oppose assisted suicide bill

Jun 26, 2020 - 04:44 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Uruguay have spoken out against a bill that would allow for assisted suicide, calling it “homicide carried out in a clinical context.

After backlash, EWTN radio host Gloria Purvis says she will persevere

Jun 26, 2020 - 03:55 pm .- Gloria Purvis, host of a Catholic morning radio show produced by EWTN, said she will keep speaking out for racial justice, amid news that her show will no longer be broadcast by a large radio network which carries EWTN’s syndicated radio content.

Judge rules New York churches can reopen in line with businesses

Jun 26, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A federal judge on Friday ruled that New York must allow indoor and outdoor religious services in the same way it would allow mass outdoor protests, or indoor shopping malls.

Missouri's last abortion clinic receives license

Jun 26, 2020 - 12:09 pm .- The Missouri health department issued a license to the state's only abortion clinic Thursday. Its license had been revoked a year ago over regulators' concerns about health and safety problems at the clinic.

Ireland highlighted in State Department human trafficking report

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Ireland received its lowest rating ever by the U.S. State Department for its efforts to combat human trafficking, in the agency’s annual trafficking report released on Thursday.

Pope Francis donates 35 ventilators to developing countries battling coronavirus

Jun 26, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has donated 35 ventilators to overwhelmed hospitals in developing countries as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide nears 10 million.

Cardinal’s notes give depth to research in Venerable Pius XII archives

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The Vatican’s apostolic archives reopened to researchers in June after a nearly three-month closure because of the pandemic.

Irish churches exempted from 50 person limit during coronavirus reopening

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Churches and other places of worship in Ireland will be permitted to open to more than 50 people, following a new exception to the country’s Phase Three coronavirus reopening.

Scientists confirm Italian crucifix is oldest wooden statue in Europe

Jun 26, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Scientists confirmed this month that a crucifix in the Italian city of Lucca is the oldest wooden statue in Europe.

Catholic Church in Germany lost a record number of members last year

Jun 26, 2020 - 07:30 am .- A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. 

Catholic priest ‘thoroughly surprised’ to have asteroid named after him

Jun 26, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Somewhere between Mars and Jupiter there is a hunk of rock that now bears the name of a living English Catholic priest.

With release of sex abuse report, National Review Board cautions against complacency 

Jun 26, 2020 - 03:00 am .- The head of the National Review Board has called for increased action to fight sex abuse and avoid complacency, following the release this week of a report on sex abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church.

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