Archive of June 29, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 29, 2020

Two retired Catholic bishops test positive for coronavirus amid Texas surge

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:01 pm .- Amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Texas, four retired clerics, including two bishops, have tested positive at a priests’ retirement home in Houston.

Analysis: Justice Roberts has some pro-lifers rethinking strategy

Jun 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm .- In 2005, John Roberts’ confirmation as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was hailed by many pro-life groups as an encouraging sign in the fight against legalized abortion. With the right combination of Supreme Court justices, they hoped, the court would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a nationwide “right to abortion.”

‘A life modeled after Christ’: St. Louis archdiocese defends namesake’s statue

Jun 29, 2020 - 03:31 pm .- The Archdiocese of St. Louis on Sunday released a statement defending the city’s namesake, amid calls from activists to tear down a prominent statue of King Louis IX. 

Pope Francis greets Orthodox patriarch after coronavirus cancels annual visit

Jun 29, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Pope Francis extended a special greeting to the Patriarch Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and head of the Orthodox Churches, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The pope made the greeting during Monday’s Angelus message. 

After St. Junípero Serra statue torn down, Archbishop Cordileone offers exorcism prayers

Jun 29, 2020 - 01:45 pm .- After a mob tore down statues, including a figure of St. Junípero Serra statue, in a San Francisco park, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was joined by several dozen Catholics Saturday in prayer and acts of spiritual reparation.

US Catholic bishops: Louisiana abortion ruling 'a cruel precedent'

Jun 29, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- Monday’s Supreme Court decision overturning a Louisiana law holding abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers ‘continues a cruel precedent’, the chair of the US bishops’ pro-life committee reflected.

Louisiana abortion law's author denounces Supreme Court decision

Jun 29, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- Lawmakers, legal scholars, and pro-life leaders all criticized a Supreme Court ruling on Monday that overturned state safety regulations for abortion clinics in Louisiana.

Federal executions to resume after Supreme Court denies appeal

Jun 29, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Federal executions are set to resume in the next two weeks after the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the new execution protocol on Monday. 

Mincione companies file suit against Vatican Secretariat of State and property holding company

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Companies owned by Italian businessman Raffaele Mincione have filed lawsuits against the holding company which owns the London building at the center of a multi-million-dollar real estate investment by the Holy See, and against the Vatican Secretariat of State.

Chinese authorities force contraception on Uyghurs in 'slow genocide'

Jun 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Chinese government is forcing Uyghur women to take contraceptives in an effort to slow the growing population. One expert called the campaign "a slow, painful, creeping genocide" of the religious and ethnic minority.

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

Jun 29, 2020 - 09:07 am .- The Supreme Court delivered two decisions Monday on cases concerning life issues. Among a total of three decisions issued by the court June 29, justices overturned a Louisiana state law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers. 

Full text: Pope Francis' homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Jun 29, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, delivered June 29, 2020 at the Basilica of St. Peter.

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains'

Jun 29, 2020 - 05:30 am .- On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and for unity, saying “only prayer unlocks chains.”

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