Archive of July 9, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 9, 2020

Indiana priest's suspension after Black Lives Matter letter divides Catholics

Jul 9, 2020 - 11:22 pm .- Catholics in one Indianapolis suburb are divided over the suspension of a priest who called organizers of the Black Lives Matter Movement “maggots and parasites.”

NY Catholic archdiocese to close 20 schools, merge 3

Jul 9, 2020 - 06:15 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 of its schools will not reopen, following the coronavirus crisis, and three of its schools will merge.

German bishop appoints committee to reevaluate beatification process of Schoenstatt founder

Jul 9, 2020 - 05:54 pm .- Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the German diocese of Tier announced the appointment of a commission of historians to review the beatification process of Fr. Josef Kentenich, founder the Schoenstatt Movement, a decision that was welcomed by Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio, international  president of the Schoenstatt movement.

Notre Dame Cathedral spire to be rebuilt as replica of pre-fire design

Jul 9, 2020 - 05:02 pm .- President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced that the Notre Dame cathedral spire will be rebuilt as a replica of the one destroyed in the fire at the cathedral last year.

States sue Education Department over COVID relief for private schools

Jul 9, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Five states are suing the Trump administration for directing emergency relief aid to students at private schools, regardless of their income level.

Hagia Sophia belongs 'to all of humanity', Eastern Orthodox patriarch says amid mosque plans

Jul 9, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- While Turkey’s president has made moves to close the museum at the former Christian basilica Hagia Sophia and revert it to a mosque, the Patriarch of Constantinople has said the massive site should remain as it is, a place of Christian-Muslim encounter that belongs “to all of humanity.”

Cardinal Tobin asks Trump for clemency in death row case

Jul 9, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has joined several U.S. bishops in asking President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a federal inmate scheduled to be executed on July 17.

Peruvian archbishop thanks doctors fighting coronavirus

Jul 9, 2020 - 02:51 pm .- The archbishop of Arequipa, Peru, thanked the doctors fighting the coronavirus pandemic, saying they offer hope to many.

Why White House Catholics are concerned about Trump’s Catholic tweets

Jul 9, 2020 - 01:57 pm .- Officials working in the Trump administration have told CNA that they have been frustrated by recent presidential tweets elevating controversial Catholic figures, saying the tweets undermine the work many Catholics in the administration hope to accomplish.

Press North Korea more on human rights, less on denuclearization says federal commission

Jul 9, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- A federal commission is calling on the U.S. to push for greater respect for human rights in North Korea, in exchange for a freeze on their nuclear program and not full denuclearization.

Erie diocese dropped from suit charging Bishop Trautman with abuse cover-up in NY

Jul 9, 2020 - 11:42 am .- The Diocese of Erie has been dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit against Bishop Donald Trautman and the Diocese of Buffalo which claims they covered up a priest’s sex abuse of a 10-year-old boy in the mid-1980s.

Biden plans to end contraception exemption for Little Sisters

Jul 9, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Former vice president Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era policies that would require the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide birth control and abortifacients to employees in violation of their religious beliefs. 

Vatican diplomat tells UN ‘gender identity’ category not necessary for refugee protection

Jul 9, 2020 - 09:15 am .- A Holy See diplomat raised concern at the United Nations in Geneva this week over the use of the term “gender identity” within the UN’s refugee protection categories.

Survey finds 30% of German Catholics are considering leaving Church

Jul 9, 2020 - 08:15 am .- A survey released Thursday found that 30% of German Catholics are considering leaving the Church.

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