Archive of July 13, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 13, 2020

Catholics in US called to solidarity with Japan ahead of atomic bomb anniversary

Jul 13, 2020 - 07:19 pm .- For the upcoming anniversary of the detonation of two atomic bombs on Japan, the US bishops have encouraged Catholics to pray for peace alongside the Church in Japan.

Georgia abortion heartbeat law banned by federal court

Jul 13, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- A federal court on Monday said a Georgia state law that prohibits abortion anytime after the detection of a fetal heartbeat is unconstitutional.

Judge strikes down HHS rule on ‘abortion surcharge’ in health plan exchanges

Jul 13, 2020 - 05:02 pm .- A federal judge has struck down a rule from the Trump administration requiring greater transparency for health insurance plans within the Affordable Care Act marketplaces that cover elective abortions.

After a devastating fire, Mission San Gabriel community vows to rebuild

Jul 13, 2020 - 04:37 pm .- The fire that ravaged Mission San Gabriel Arcángel church in the predawn hours of Saturday, July 11, left behind a haunting scene.

Congressmen want 'disturbing' death of Michael Hickson investigated

Jul 13, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Two members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old Black man who died after a doctor informed his wife that he did not have a quality of life.

Court halts scheduled federal executions

Jul 13, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- A federal court on Monday ordered a delay of the first scheduled federal execution in 17 years, along with other executions scheduled for this week, saying that the drug with which the federal court planned to commit the executions would likely cause extreme pain and suffering, in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

China sanctions U.S. religious freedom ambassador over Uyghurs

Jul 13, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- Chinese sanctions against Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, Sen. Ted Cruz , Sen. Marco Rubio, and Rep. Chris Smith, were issued in retaliation for action by the Trump administration last week against four Chinese officials.

US Catholic bishops lament end to federal limits on payday loans

Jul 13, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The revocation of restrictions on payday lenders by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau exposes poor and vulnerable persons to 'predatory and abusive lending practices', the US bishops' conference said last week.

Italy predicts decline in births following coronavirus

Jul 13, 2020 - 10:37 am .- According to Italy’s national statistics institute, the country is likely to see a significant decline in the number of babies born in the period following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italian bishop condemns mafia usury as ‘new slavery’ for families 

Jul 13, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Bishop Giovanni D’Alise of the southern Diocese of Caserta issued the warning following reports that some parents had been forced to use their children as collateral to work off family debts to local mobsters. 

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