Archive of July 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 15, 2020

Cardinal Dolan: AP report on paycheck loan program 'misleading at best'

Jul 15, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has written a response to an Associated Press report that characterized Catholic participation in the federal Paycheck Protection Program as an “aggressive pursuit of funds.”

Report: 690 million people went hungry last year

Jul 15, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- Almost 690 million people around the world were undernourished last year, according to a new United Nations report, continuing what experts say is a worrying increase in global hunger.

House committees reject pro-life amendments

Jul 15, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Efforts to remove abortion funding in next year’s federal budget failed in the House Appropriations Committee earlier this week.

Baby bust: New report predicts global population crash

Jul 15, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A new study published in a leading British medical journal predicts that the total fertility rate worldwide will drop well below replacement level by 2100, and that the population of many countries will drop by half in the coming century. 

Religious sisters in Peru offer free quarantine housing for COVID carriers

Jul 15, 2020 - 02:25 pm .- A group of Franciscan sisters in Ica, Peru, is offering a facility free of charge as temporary quarantine housing for coronavirus patients who are asymptomatic or experiencing only light symptoms.

Christians face the pandemic in Palestine

Jul 15, 2020 - 01:25 pm .- Facing the global coronavirus pandemic, Palestine has “the special and unique challenges of being under colonialism and a touristic country,” a Palestinian Catholic from the Bethlehem area told CNA.

Pope Francis makes mission founded by St. Junipero Serra a minor basilica

Jul 15, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- Pope Francis has elevated a California mission church founded by St. Junipero Serra to the rank of minor basilica. The San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura was granted the title by the pope in an announcement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Wednesday, the feast of St. Bonaventure.

Catholic bishop in India charged with rape tests positive for coronavirus

Jul 15, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who has been charged with the rape of a nun, has tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement comes as his bail was cancelled after he failed to appear at trial.

Texas pro-life Democrat wins run-off primary election

Jul 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pro-life State Sen. Eddie Lucio won his Democratic primary race on Tuesday, after being the target of aggressive negative campaigning - including ethnic slurs from a pro-abortion group.

Cardinal Dolan blesses the remains of immigrants who died from coronavirus

Jul 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan blessed July 11 the remains of over 200 Mexican immigrants who died from coronavirus complications in New York.    

Statue of Virgin Mary beheaded at Tennessee parish

Jul 15, 2020 - 10:40 am .- The decapitation of the statue of the Blessed Mother at St. Stephen occurred on the same weekend as several other high-profile acts of vandalism at Catholic churches across the country.

Rome’s pontifical universities prepare to resume in-person classes

Jul 15, 2020 - 10:10 am .- Rome’s pontifical universities will again hold in-person classes for the upcoming academic year, as they make adjustments to operation during the continuing coronavirus emergency.

Police seize Mincione’s phones in Vatican corruption probe

Jul 15, 2020 - 09:37 am .- Vatican prosecutors, working with Italian authorities, have executed a search and seizure warrant against the Italian businessman Raffaele Mincione, the man responsible for the controversial investment of hundreds of millions of euros on behalf of the Holy See Secretariat of State.

Public Masses resume in Scotland with ‘irksome’ 50-person limit

Jul 15, 2020 - 08:10 am .- Public Masses in Scotland resumed Wednesday with a maximum number of 50 people permitted to attend regardless of church size.

Catholic hermit is ‘full of hope’ after 40-day fast for humanity

Jul 15, 2020 - 07:50 am .- A lay missionary who was fasting for 40 days in a cave outside Palermo, Italy, says he is returning to his community to share a message of peace and hope with a troubled humanity.

Federal judge places hold on Tennessee heartbeat-based abortion ban

Jul 15, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Citing the need to protect the unborn, the Tennessee governor has signed strong heartbeat-based abortion restrictions into law. However, a federal judge quickly placed a temporary injunction on the law.

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