Archive of July 21, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 21, 2020

St. Junipero Serra could soon be removed from California county seal

Jul 21, 2020 - 05:40 pm .- A proposal to remove St. Junipero Serra from Ventura County’s official seal is unwarranted, and elected officials need to know Serra’s true story, according to the priest who heads the final mission the sainted Spanish missionary founded in California.

As Richmond diocese marks 200 years, bishop calls for ‘new springtime’

Jul 21, 2020 - 04:52 pm .- Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond, Virginia celebrated the 200th anniversary of the diocese with a call to reflect on grace in moments of hardship.

Chinese Christians told to replace Christ with Mao or lose government support

Jul 21, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Government authorities in Shanxi, China, have ordered people who receive government assistance to replace religious symbols in their homes, including pictures of Jesus, with pictures of Chairman Mao and President Xi Jinping. Refusal to comply results in the assistance being taken away. 

Catholic, Eastern Orthodox Churches to observe day of mourning for Hagia Sophia

Jul 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday that July 24 “is a Day of Mourning” for Hagia Sophia. The former church and museum in Istanbul will that day be inaugurated as a mosque.

Catholic wins right to 'last rites' in hospital ICU

Jul 21, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- A Catholic woman has won her case to have a priest visit her critically-injured husband at a Maryland hospital, it was announced on Tuesday.

Italian priest performs same-sex civil union ceremony

Jul 21, 2020 - 12:47 pm .- A priest has resigned as a parish pastor after he performed a same-sex civil union ceremony in the town hall of the Italian town of Sant’Oreste. The priest is not expected to return to ministry for at least a year.

24 states sue to block rule allowing doctors to object to transgender surgery

Jul 21, 2020 - 11:58 am .- Two dozen state attorneys general are joining a lawsuit against the Trump administration, seeking to block a new rule that protects healthcare workers’ right to object to performing abortions or gender reassignment surgeries.

Planned Parenthood acknowledges Margaret Sanger's 'racist legacy', continues abortions

Jul 21, 2020 - 11:05 am .- The New York affiliate of the nation’s largest abortion provider said Tuesday it will remove the name of its founder, Margaret Sanger, from its Manhattan building because of her support for eugenics.

Americans agree: abortion is not a 'desirable good'

Jul 21, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A new abortion study has revealed the complexity of Americans’ views on abortion, and an openness to discussion. But among the report’s key findings was a unanimous agreement that abortion is not a “desirable good.”

Vatican says Pope Francis did not intervene in Franco exhumation in Spain

Jul 21, 2020 - 08:45 am .- The Vatican stated Tuesday that Pope Francis did not intervene in last year’s controversy over the exhumation of the body of Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen in Spain.

Hagia Sophia: Greek president appeals to Pope Francis to put pressure on Turkey

Jul 21, 2020 - 08:10 am .- The president of Greece called Pope Francis Monday urging the pope to advocate for the preservation of the status quo regarding Hagia Sophia, which is due to be reverted to a mosque this week.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Vatican sports camp

Jul 21, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Pope Francis made a surprise visit Monday to a sports camp for the children of Vatican employees.

The Calix Society: How Catholics can grow in faith while recovering from addiction

Jul 21, 2020 - 03:01 am .- The Calix Society serves as a way for Catholics undergoing a 12 Step program to integrate their faith into their recovery, staying sober and sharing in a community where they can identify Christ as their higher power.

Dioceses share couples’ stories, virtual resources for NFP awareness week

Jul 21, 2020 - 12:38 am .- Online resources and personal stories from Catholic couples feature prominently as key parts of this year’s NFP Awareness Week, an annual celebration of the Church’s teaching on marriage and sexuality promoted by the U.S. bishops’ conference.

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