Archive of July 16, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 16, 2020

Pro-lifers decry government silence on Ireland abortion rate

Jul 16, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- Pro-life advocates are calling on the Irish government to respond to statistics indicating a “shocking” level of abortions performed in the first year following the legalization of the procedure in the country.

Catholic bishops in Canada urge better care of elderly amid coronavirus

Jul 16, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Canada’s bishops issued a pastoral letter Tuesday expressing concern for senior citizens who receive inadequate institutional care, a situation that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Religious freedom is 'foremost' in unalienable rights, US commission reports

Jul 16, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A draft report Thursday from an advisory body to the U.S. State Department on human rights says that religious freedom is “foremost” among human rights.

Conservative intellectuals call for tax credit expansion for families amid coronavirus

Jul 16, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- A group of conservative figures called on Congress Thursday to expand tax credits for families to ease the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Second federal inmate executed after Supreme Court decision

Jul 16, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The second of five federal prisoners slated for execution was killed in the early hours of Thursday, July 16. Wesley Ira Purkey was confessed to murdering a 16-year old girl. His lawyers argued he had dementia.

California city will remove St. Junipero Serra statue from public grounds

Jul 16, 2020 - 12:55 pm .- The City Council of Ventura, California has voted to remove a statue of St. Junipero Serra from the grounds of city hall, amid riots and protests in other California cities that have resulted in the destruction of several statues of the saint in recent months.

Christ statue beheaded in new Catholic statue attacks

Jul 16, 2020 - 12:32 pm .- The recent series of attacks on church buildings and property continued Tuesday night, as a statue of Christ was toppled and beheaded at a Miami parish and a statue of Mary was daubed with red paint in Colorado Springs. 

Catholic community welcomes its first refugees to Rome after lockdown

Jul 16, 2020 - 11:10 am .- A Catholic community welcomed Thursday the first refugees to arrive in Rome via a humanitarian corridor through the island of Lesbos since Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. 

Catholic universities welcome ICE reversal on international students

Jul 16, 2020 - 10:32 am .- A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement directive that would have forced thousands of international students to leave the country has been rescinded after it was challenged by a litany of lawsuits.

Vatican issues manual for bishops on handling reports of sexual abuse of minors

Jul 16, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued Thursday a manual to help bishops and dioceses follow Church procedure in respect to accusations of sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric.

German archdiocese plans to cut parishes from 1,000 to 40

Jul 16, 2020 - 05:45 am .- A German archdiocese is pressing ahead with plans to dramatically reduce the number of its parishes despite the Vatican’s decision to block a similar plan in another diocese.

Bishop Edward Malesic of Greensburg named to lead Cleveland diocese

Jul 16, 2020 - 04:20 am .- Pope Francis Thursday named Bishop Edward C. Malesic of Greensburg, Pa, to lead the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio.

Catholic bishops seek cancelation of poor countries’ debts at G20 finance summit

Jul 16, 2020 - 04:10 am .- Catholic bishops have urged the U.K.’s finance minister to press for the cancelation of debts owed by the world’s poorest countries at this weekend’s G20 finance summit. 

South Sudan's tribes can power peace efforts, Catholic priest says

Jul 16, 2020 - 03:00 am .- After a violent incident between South Sudanese tribal members in a previously peaceful refugee camp in Uganda, a local priest says that tribes must provide conflict management and education, not produce division.

Anti-Catholic attacks merit national media scrutiny, Irish-American group says

Jul 16, 2020 - 12:30 am .- National news media cannot ignore intolerance against Catholics, the Ancient Order of Hibernians has said, citing recent attacks on Catholic churches and vandalism of statues of saints.

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