Archive of July 14, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 14, 2020

Expert on abortion and mental health says Turnaway Study is 'flawed'

Jul 14, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- A developmental psychologist told CNA that a study claiming most women do not regret their abortions is flawed, and does not accurately represent how women experience abortion.

Criticism of Cardinal Dolan letter 'silly,' Weigel publisher says

Jul 14, 2020 - 06:30 pm .- The publisher of a new book by papal biographer George Weigel said Tuesday that it sent Weigel’s latest text to Catholic cardinals as a matter of course, and that it often sends newly published books to Catholic leaders.

Indoor events, public Masses again suspended by California governor’s order 

Jul 14, 2020 - 05:41 pm .- With coronavirus cases spiking in California, the governor has issued new orders banning indoor events including public Masses in much of the state.

Man arrested on assault charges after incident at St. Louis statue

Jul 14, 2020 - 05:36 pm .- A man in St. Louis has been charged with four counts of fourth-degree assault after police say he threw punches at people praying and defending a statue of St. Louis during a recent protest.

Court denies Catholic priest's motion asking for delay of prisoner's execution

Jul 14, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- The chief judge of a federal district court in Indiana denied Tuesday a motion to delay the execution of Dustin Honken, which is scheduled to take place Friday, until a treatment or vaccine for coronavirus is widely available.

'Scrambling' Catholic schools push for 'equitable' coronavirus relief funding

Jul 14, 2020 - 02:50 pm .- Though federal rule makers have clarified that coronavirus relief funds must help non-public schools, including Catholic schools, Catholic school advocates and other backers of private schools are working to rally support to ensure aid is distributed in a way that benefits all students.

State Department: ‘Threats’ from China won’t stop US fight for Uyghur human rights

Jul 14, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- The State Department on Monday said that Chinese sanctions of U.S. officials will not stop the U.S. from holding China accountable for abuses of Uyghurs.

California Catholic university puts St. Junipero Serra statue in storage

Jul 14, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A California Catholic university has placed a statue of St. Junipero Serra in storage after at least three statues of the saint have been toppled by protestors in the state.

First federal execution in 17 years lamented as 'unnecessary and avoidable'

Jul 14, 2020 - 09:50 am .- The federal government executed its first federal inmate in 17 years on Tuesday, following numerous delays and requests for clemency from the family of the victims.

Polish president Duda visits Marian shrine after narrow election win

Jul 14, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Andrzej Duda visited Poland’s national Marian shrine Monday following his narrow presidential election victory.

'Pope Francis' hospital boat delivers aid to pandemic-hit Amazon

Jul 14, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A hospital boat named after Pope Francis has been delivering medical aid along the Amazon River as rural communities struggle amid Brazil’s devastating coronavirus outbreak. 

Pro-life Texas Democrat says racial slurs won't stop his pro-life advocacy

Jul 14, 2020 - 08:25 am .- A pro-life Texas state senator running for re-election says he won’t be deterred by racial slurs directed against him by pro-abortion groups.

‘The situation is truly dreadful’: Church choirs struggle to survive pandemic

Jul 14, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Musicians in England are warning that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to inflict lasting damage on the country’s church choirs.  

Vatican diplomat urges solidarity in face of growing world hunger

Jul 14, 2020 - 06:35 am .- According to a new report from the United Nations, an estimated 690 million people went hungry in 2019 -- 10 million more than in 2018.

Lourdes offers digital pilgrimage as shrine struggles without pilgrims

Jul 14, 2020 - 06:00 am .- As global coronavirus cases have surpassed 13 million, Lourdes is offering a digital pilgrimage this week to pray for the sick on the anniversary of its final Marian apparition.

New Ebola outbreak in DRC prompts Catholic aid

Jul 14, 2020 - 12:32 am .- Caritas Spain has announced that it will donate more than 23,000 euros – about $26,000 – to Caritas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to fight a new outbreak of Ebola in the country.

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