Archive of July 22, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 22, 2020

Lawsuit claims McCarrick headed abusive ‘sex ring,’ names alleged ‘procurer’

Jul 22, 2020 - 06:08 pm .- A lawsuit filed Tuesday charges that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a boy and aided his abuse by several other priests, and claims that a principal at a Christian Brothers high school helped procure the victim for McCarrick and the other clergy abusers in the early 1980s.

Israeli forces remove 6th-century baptismal font from Palestinian town

Jul 22, 2020 - 05:50 pm .- Israeli forces on July 20 carried out an operation to retrieve a Byzantine-era baptisimal font that they said was stolen from an archeological site 20 years ago. In response, a Palestinian authority called the act of removing the font from a Palestinian town an act of theft and a “war crime.”

US bishops oppose Trump move to exclude undocumented in forming House districts

Jul 22, 2020 - 04:44 pm .- The U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried President Donald Trump’s recent memo seeking to exclude undocumented persons counted in the census from being considered when determining the number of legislators each state will have in the House of Representatives.

This Roman church was a gift from Catholics around the world to Leo XIII

Jul 22, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- There are many Catholic churches in Rome, but few can boast of having been built through the contributions of Catholics around the world as a gift to the pope.

Michigan prolife group ends petition effort to ban D&E abortions

Jul 22, 2020 - 02:19 pm .- A Michigan pro-life group has said it will not contest the state’s conclusion that the group did not submit enough valid signatures on a petition to ban dilation and evacuation abortions, and will instead focus its advocacy efforts on the 2020 election.

China turns surveillance state on religious gatherings

Jul 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- China is using advanced technology to monitor both public and private religious gatherings, witnesses told a federal hearing on Wednesday.

Cries of ‘santo subito’ for Brazilian bishop who died of the coronavirus

Jul 22, 2020 - 09:15 am .- More than 48,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Brazilian bishops to open a beatification cause for the most recent bishop to die from the coronavirus.

Disabled teen encouraged by Pope Francis after walking Camino de Santiago

Jul 22, 2020 - 08:30 am .- A Spanish teenager with an intellectual disability received an encouraging letter from Pope Francis after walking the Camino de Santiago this month.

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part I, the Mainland

Jul 22, 2020 - 07:30 am .- While Catholic China watchers have long focused on the ongoing human rights crisis in the country, broader media attention has fallen on the issue just weeks before the controversial Vatican-China deal is set for renewal.

Cardinal says EU leaders have ‘chosen solidarity’ as they back coronavirus recovery fund

Jul 22, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A cardinal praised European Union leaders Tuesday for showing solidarity with poorer member states after they reached agreement on a landmark coronavirus recovery fund. 

Pontifical Academy for Life expresses concern over pandemic aggravating inequalities

Jul 22, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The Pontifical Academy for Life released a document Wednesday that expresses concern that the coronavirus pandemic is aggravating global inequalities.

‘Will they stop at burning an empty church?’: Anti-Christian attacks rise in Europe

Jul 22, 2020 - 03:55 am .- The fire that ripped through the Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes July 18 was reported around the world. But suspected arson attacks on French churches usually do not make international headlines.

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