Archive of June 30, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 30, 2020

Commentary: Ordination amid coronavirus - A call for humility and courage

Jun 30, 2020 - 08:40 pm .- A guest commentary from Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ.

How the SCOTUS abortion ruling could affect upcoming Senate races

Jun 30, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The US Supreme Court this week issued a ruling overturning a Louisiana law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers. In the wake of the decision, advocacy groups are highlighting the importance of preserving a pro-life majority in the US Senate. 

In Montana, man tears down Ten Commandments monument at county courthouse grounds

Jun 30, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- A man has been arrested for allegedly tearing down a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of a county courthouse in northwest Montana.

Disabled man dies after Texas hospital withheld coronavirus treatment

Jun 30, 2020 - 04:10 pm .- Michael Hickson 46, died on June 11, eight days after he was admitted to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with pneumonia. He had contracted the coronavirus from a staff member at his nursing home. 

Catholic archdiocese in Guam stopping monthly payments to former archbishop

Jun 30, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Agaña announced Tuesday it will no longer give a monthly honorarium to its emeritus Archbishop Anthony Apuron.

Canadian Catholic diocese aims to repair defaced Stations of the Cross

Jun 30, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- A Canadian diocese said it will aim to repair six statues whose heads and arms were cut off in an act of vandalism.

St. Junipero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 30, 2020 - 02:24 pm .- Those who “slander” the legacy of St. Junipero Serra ignore his history of opposing colonial oppression and abuses of indigenous Americans, said Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, praising the saint, whom he called the “spiritual founder” of Los Angeles.

Vatican's communications head urges Catholic journalists to build unity

Jun 30, 2020 - 02:08 pm .- The head of the Vatican’s communications office told Catholic journalists on Tuesday that Catholic media should focus on promoting unity within the Church, especially amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Cardinal Zen: 'No confidence' in HK religious freedom after new security law

Jun 30, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has warned that new security laws in the province could lead to a clamp down on religious freedom. 

‘This is the Christian message’: Cardinal urges Catholics to join struggle for racial justice

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A cardinal has encouraged Catholics to take part in the worldwide struggle for racial justice following the death of George Floyd.

Pell: Church’s mission ‘no justification’ for financial inefficiency or corruption

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Cardinal George Pell has said that the Church’s spiritual mission is no excuse for bad management, and that financial corruption can pose a greater risk to clergy than sexual misconduct.

Catholic bishops hail SCOTUS schools decision as blow against ‘anti-Catholicism’

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Leading U.S. bishops praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday that religious schools should not be shut out from state benefits solely because of their faith-based status, calling it a “blow” against an “odious legacy of anti-Catholicism.”

New Amazon region 'ecclesial conference' created

Jun 30, 2020 - 10:45 am .- Following a recommendation by the Amazon synod, a new “ecclesial conference” for the Amazon region was created Monday.

6,666 abortions performed in Ireland last year after repeal of pro-life law

Jun 30, 2020 - 09:30 am .- A total of 6,666 abortions were performed in Ireland in the first year following the repeal of the country’s pro-life law, according to official figures released Tuesday.

Supreme Court rejects Montana 'Blaine Amendment' in religious schools case

Jun 30, 2020 - 09:10 am .- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Montana state constitution’s bar on public funding of religious institutions violates the First Amendment. 

Pope Francis urges Catholic media to help young tell good from evil

Jun 30, 2020 - 07:10 am .- The world needs media that can help young people to distinguish between good and evil, presenting the facts in a “clear and unbiased” way, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Analysis: What is the Trump administration doing about the Uyghurs?

Jun 30, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Trump faces growing criticism for not financially sanctioning senior Chinese officials responsible for what the Congressional China Commission says may be “crimes against humanity” in Xinjiang. 

Documents seized from office managing St. Peter's as Pope Francis appoints commissioner

Jun 30, 2020 - 04:35 am .- Pope Francis has appointed a commissioner to reform the administration of the office responsible for the upkeep of St. Peter’s Basilica, where documents and computers were seized by order of judicial authorities June 30.

For this Catholic baseball player, a season off is ‘a relief’

Jun 30, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Seth McGarry, a pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system, has never really not played baseball. But with baseball stadiums closed around the nation due to the COVID-19, he might spend his summer without the game.

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