Archive of July 2, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 2, 2020

Schoenstatt Movement rejects accusations of sex abuse against founder

Jul 2, 2020 - 05:05 pm .- The Schoenstatt Movement has rejected a researcher’s claims that its founder engaged in sexual abuse, saying that any past allegations against him would have already been considered in the Vatican’s review of his proposed beatification.

Alleged David Haas sexual assault victim speaks out

Jul 2, 2020 - 03:12 pm .- A former music and youth minister, who alleges that Haas aggressively kissed and groped her when she was 19, spoke to CNA this week about her experience. And one expert told CNA that the allegations against Haas point to the difficulties of ensuring that laity working in Church contexts are trustworthy, and beyond reproach.

San Francisco Catholic archdiocese 'surprised' by order to cease indoor, public Masses

Jul 2, 2020 - 03:04 pm .- The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pledging to comply with the city and county public health orders barring indoor public Masses and limiting outdoor services, including funerals, to 12 people.

Massachusetts city recognizes polyamorous 'civil partnerships'

Jul 2, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, has broadened its definition of domestic partnership to give polyamorous relationships the same rights as a married couple. 

SCOTUS rejects cases on abortion, Catholic schools, citing recent decisions

Jul 2, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- After striking down Louisiana’s unsafe abortion law this week, the Supreme Court on Thursday instructed federal courts to reconsider two Indiana abortion laws in light of that ruling. The court also sent a case concerning Catholic schools in Wisconsin back to the lower court.

Mississippi bans abortion on sex, race, genetic disability

Jul 2, 2020 - 01:10 pm .- Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Life Equality Act into law on Wednesday, July 1, banning abortion based on sex, race, or genetic abnormality. The law went into effect upon passage.

Vatican tells Israel, US that annexation could jeopardize peace process

Jul 2, 2020 - 11:01 am .- Ahead of possible Israeli action to annex Palestinian territories, Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with the ambassadors of the United States and Israel June 30.

Biden condemns forced sterilizations by China

Jul 2, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned China’s forced sterilizations of Uyghur women on Wednesday—nine years after he told a Chinese audience that he was “not second-guessing” the country’s one-child policy.

Pope Francis appoints apostolic visitor for Ethiopian Catholics in US and Canada

Jul 2, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis appointed an apostolic visitor Thursday for Ethiopian Catholics in the United States and Canada. 

Pope Francis offers condolences to Benedict XVI following his brother’s death

Jul 2, 2020 - 05:10 am .- Pope Francis offered his condolences to Benedict XVI Thursday following the death of his brother. 

Catholic bishop: bill changes would leave UK with ‘most extreme abortion legislation in Europe’

Jul 2, 2020 - 04:00 am .- An English bishop has urged Catholics to resist a new push to strip away protections for unborn children that would “leave the U.K. with the most extreme abortion legislation in Europe.” 

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