Archive of July 17, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 17, 2020

Hong Kong diocese targeted by Chinese hacking attempts

Jul 17, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- The Diocese of Hong Kong has been targeted by “spear-phishing” operations from the Chinese government, a technology publication is reporting.

Virtual conference to address Catholic health care in a time of crisis 

Jul 17, 2020 - 06:29 pm .- In a time of significant social and civil upheaval due to a pandemic, civil unrest over racial inequality, and legal threats to religious freedom, a group of Catholic health care workers are offering a virtual conference on the future of Catholic health care in the United States.

Jackson diocese reaches agreement with prosecutor over handling of fraudulent priest

Jul 17, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Diocese of Jackson has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to improve its financial controls, in a case related to one of its priests who allegedly defrauded parishioners.

Prominent Muslim leader says global effort needed to promote ‘compassionate Islam’

Jul 17, 2020 - 04:42 pm .- The leader of the largest independent Muslim organization in the world says that a resurgence of fundamentalist Islam threatens not only non-Muslim minorities, but feeds a cycle of retaliatory violence against Muslims.

Who are the Martyrs of Compiegne?

Jul 17, 2020 - 04:27 pm .- On July 17 the Church commemorates 16 French religious sisters who died at the hands of the French Revolution, hastening the end of its Reign of Terror.

Hagia Sophia as mosque has global implications for religious freedom, experts say

Jul 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- As Christians and world leaders lament Turkey’s reconversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, some experts warn that the act could spell a religious resurgence as much as a nationalist action.

What Ted McCarrick's 'social networks' could teach the Church

Jul 17, 2020 - 02:15 pm .- The bishops of the Catholic Church form that kind of social network. And mapping that network can provide some insight into how the Church functions

Louisiana Catholic governor calls for prayer and fasting amid coronavirus

Jul 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm .- The governor of Louisiana has called for three days of prayer and fasting for people affected by coronavirus, and the Archbishop of New Orleans is encouraging Catholics of the state to join him.

Satanic symbol painted at church in parish where Knights of Columbus began

Jul 17, 2020 - 09:01 am .- A church in the New Haven, Connecticut parish at which the Knights of Columbus was founded was vandalized this week, with a satanic symbol painted on the door.

Cardinal Schönborn laments exodus of Austrian Catholics

Jul 17, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that he regrets that an increasing number of people are leaving the Church in Austria. 

Pope Francis sends condolences after death of Cardinal Grocholewski

Jul 17, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis offered his condolences after Polish Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski died early Friday at the age of 80.

Catholic faith is the answer to sorcery-related violence in Papua New Guinea, says bishop

Jul 17, 2020 - 06:30 am .- On Easter Sunday in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, three innocent women were burned and tortured while local Catholics were at Mass for the Resurrection of the Lord.

Pope Francis appoints Chicago auxiliary bishop to Diocese of Joliet

Jul 17, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as the next bishop of Joliet, Illinois, Friday.

Phoenix bishop welcomes ’Venerable’ designation of Padre Kino

Jul 17, 2020 - 12:11 am .- Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix praised the Holy Father’s decision to advance the cause of canonization for Venerable Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit missionary priest who mapped the southwestern United States and evangelized native populations.

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