Archive of July 1, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 1, 2020

Founder of Catholic Schoenstatt movement faces allegations of coercion

Jul 1, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- A German historian says that recently opened Vatican archives include documents that suggest the German founder of the Schoenstatt ecclesial movement engaged in manipulative and coercive behavior among the sisters of the movement. But the Schoenstatt community says those allegations have long since been addressed.

US bishops ask Trump administration to reconsider federal executions

Jul 1, 2020 - 06:43 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked the Trump administration to halt several scheduled executions after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from four death row inmates.

‘An affront to human dignity’: Ethicists react to death of Michael Hickson

Jul 1, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Ethicists and disability rights activists have expressed grave concerns over reports of the recent death of Michael Hickson, a black man with quadriplegia and a brain injury who was denied medical treatment due to his disabilities. 

How Catholics can work to 'expel this demon' of racism

Jul 1, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Gloria Purvis, host of EWTN’s radio show “Morning Glory,” who has served on the National Black Catholic Congress, said on Wednesday that Catholics need to work together to “expel this demon” of racism through prayer and fasting.

House discusses ‘brutal, sweeping crackdown’ in Hong Kong

Jul 1, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The new national security law in Hong Kong is an assault on the rights of the people, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 1. 

New Florida law requiring parental consent for abortion limits harm, Catholic bishops say

Jul 1, 2020 - 01:37 pm .- After Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law requiring parental consent for a minor’s abortion, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the effort for reducing the “grave harm” of abortion.

'Soft despotism' of anti-Catholicism on the rise, USCCB religious liberty chair warns

Jul 1, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance in the U.S.  Archbishop Thomas Wenski told CNA that “new Jacobins” are driving Catholics from the public square for their beliefs. 

Analysis: As Archbishop Viganò denounces Vatican II, the Vatican is not speaking

Jul 1, 2020 - 11:35 am .- Neither Pope Francis nor the Vatican have said a word about Viganò or his growing pile of missives. Why?

Cardinal Dolan: Amid statue toppling, let's avoid a cultural revolution

Jul 1, 2020 - 11:22 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York wrote Sunday that the destruction of monuments is detrimental to the knowledge of history, and warned against a 'cultural revolution' like that of China under Mao Zedong.

What the SCOTUS decision on anti-trafficking rules means for pro-life policies 

Jul 1, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The Supreme Court is deciding major life and religious freedom cases this term, but one less-recognized ruling could impact billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid.  

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral reopens to pilgrims

Jul 1, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage’s destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, reopened its doors Monday.

Benedict XVI’s brother Georg Ratzinger has died 

Jul 1, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Benedict XVI’s older brother Georg Ratzinger died Wednesday, just a little more than one week after the pope emeritus’ visit.

Pope Francis praying for Polish Catholics seeking Vatican intervention on clerical abuse

Jul 1, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis is praying for a group of lay people who appealed to him to crack down on clerical abuse in Poland, the Vatican said Tuesday.

Analysis: What’s next for the Supreme Court and abortion?

Jul 1, 2020 - 03:01 am .- Monday’s ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo came as a major letdown for the pro-life movement in the U.S., dashing hopes that the Supreme Court would use the opportunity to strike at the foundation of legalized abortion in the country.  

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