Archive of July 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 8, 2020

Are Catholic flame wars evangelizing online? Bishop Barron says ‘no’ 

Jul 8, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media engagement.

What the Supreme Court ministerial exception ruling could mean for LGBT employment lawsuits

Jul 8, 2020 - 04:59 pm .- The Supreme Court’s ruling today on ministerial exception should encourage Catholic schools expecting teachers to live out Church doctrine on matters of sexual morality, two religious liberty lawyers suggested.

Trump administration starts withdrawal from WHO

Jul 8, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization by July 6, 2021, the Trump administration has told the WHO, launching a yearlong process that will likely require approval from Congress and President Donald Trump’s re-election if it is to come to completion.

Kanye West says Planned Parenthoods 'do the devil’s work'

Jul 8, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- American hip-hop singer Kanye West has denounced the nation’s largest abortion provider as racist and demonic after announcing an unexpected run for the Oval Office on July 4. 

Conjoined twins can have 'normal lives' after Vatican hospital performs separation surgery

Jul 8, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Twins who were conjoined at the head are likely to return home within months from the Vatican’s pediatric hospital where their bodies were successfully separated by doctors, and they have a high chance of living normal lives, the hospital’s chief neurosurgeon told CNA.

'We are overjoyed': Little Sisters of the Poor react to Supreme Court decision

Jul 8, 2020 - 10:40 am .- Catholic leaders and religious liberty advocates have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor on Wednesday, calling it a victory for freedom of conscience and the freedom of religious people to serve the poor.

A tale of two Churches: Young African priest ordained in south Italy

Jul 8, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Last month three men were ordained to the priesthood in a small city in southern Italy. Among them was Fr. Jerome Pascal Ombeni, a young man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Catholic school teachers are 'ministers', Supreme Court rules

Jul 8, 2020 - 08:55 am .- The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a long-awaited religious liberty decision on the right of religious schools to hire and fire teachers.

Little Sisters have big win in Supreme Court decision

Jul 8, 2020 - 08:42 am .- The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, nine years into the religious order’s bouts of litigation over the Obama-era “contraception mandate” which obliged employers to provide for contraceptive coverage for employees through their health care plans.

‘Heart speaks to heart’: Benedict XVI sends message for his brother’s funeral Mass

Jul 8, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Benedict XVI watched his brother’s funeral via livestream on Wednesday as his secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein read the pope emeritus’ message of remembrance at the Mass in Germany.

UK urged to sanction Nigerian officials for failing to protect persecuted Christians

Jul 8, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A new report Wednesday urged the U.K. to sanction Nigerian officials accused of turning a blind eye to the persecution of Christians.

Pope Francis calls on Christians to recognize the face of Christ in migrants

Jul 8, 2020 - 06:05 am .- Pope Francis offered Mass Wednesday asking the Virgin Mary to help Christians recognize the face of Christ in each migrant and refugee.

Bishop's brother appointed brother bishop in Savannah

Jul 8, 2020 - 05:35 am .- Pope Francis appointed Fr. Stephen D. Parkes as the next bishop of Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday.

‘It meant a great deal to her’: the Catholic faith of the woman voted ‘greatest Black Briton’

Jul 8, 2020 - 05:00 am .- She was voted the “greatest Black Briton.” A statue of her stands opposite the Houses of Parliament. Her heroic life is taught to students in England as part of the National Curriculum. Yet few people know that Mary Seacole was a Catholic convert.

Catholic builds a shrine to St. Junipero Serra on the site of destroyed Sacramento statue

Jul 8, 2020 - 03:00 am .- After rioters pulled down a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento on July 4, a local Catholic told CNA that she felt compelled, after prayer and reflection, to clean the spot where the statue once stood, to pray there, and to defend the 18th-century missionary’s legacy.

Tucson diocese again halts public Masses to curb rise of coronavirus cases

Jul 8, 2020 - 12:08 am .- As cases of COVID-19 spike in Arizona, the Diocese of Tucson has once again suspended the public celebration of Mass to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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