Archive of July 24, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 24, 2020

Arson at Caribbean church sparks tension between Catholic and Rastafarian leaders

Jul 24, 2020 - 06:35 pm .- A man on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia attempted on Sunday to set fire to a crucifix outside a Catholic Church, while parishioners worshiped inside the building.

Catholic schools ready for 'vital' in-person education, California's bishops say

Jul 24, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Catholic schools in California are taking appropriate measures against the threat of the new coronavirus and authorities should issue waivers to rules that bar the schools from reopening for “vital” in-person education, the California Catholic bishops have said, citing the low risk of coronavirus infection among children.

Spanish bishop defends Junipero Serra’s legacy

Jul 24, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- A Spanish bishop recently celebrated Mass in the church where St. Junipero Serra was baptized, defending the saint’s legacy against those who have accused him of racism.

Why NFP is not just ‘Catholic contraception’

Jul 24, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- As someone who teaches couples about Natural Family Planning (NFP), Jeanice Vinduska most often fields questions of doubt from couples who are used to artificial means of contraception, such as birth control pills and IUDs.

Catholic bishops join Orthodox in 'Day of Mourning' for Hagia Sophia

Jul 24, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Catholic bishops across the United States have issued joint statements with their Greek Orthodox counterparts expressing sorrow at the reopening of Hagia Sophia as a mosque on Friday. 

Washington Post settles defamation lawsuit with Nick Sandmann over March for Life controversy

Jul 24, 2020 - 03:05 pm .- The Washington Post has settled a defamation lawsuit filed by Nick Sandmann, who as a student at Covington Catholic High School was at the center of a national controversy following the 2019 March for Life

Knights of Columbus founder to be beatified in October

Jul 24, 2020 - 01:08 pm .- Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has announced. 

House spending bill undermining pro-life protections

Jul 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- On Friday, the House passed a “minibus” bill outlining funding of various federal agencies. Pro-life groups warned the legislation would undermine the Mexico City Policy, which bars foreign groups that promote or provide abortions from receiving U.S. assistance.

Indonesian Muslim party warns Erdogan could spark global ‘clash of civilizations’

Jul 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- An Islamic political party in Indonesia said Tuesday that Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could spark a civilizational clash because of his calls for an Islamic “reawakening” amid the establishment of the Hagia Sophia as a mosque.

Columbus statues 'temporarily removed' from Chicago parks

Jul 24, 2020 - 12:25 pm .- Two statues of Christopher Columbus in Chicago parks were removed Friday following demonstrations and attempts to pull down one of the monuments.

Patriarchs meet in Lebanon to discuss political neutrality amid crisis

Jul 24, 2020 - 11:15 am .- As Lebanon reels from an economic crisis, Catholic patriarchs met Thursday and reaffirmed the importance of the country’s neutrality in regional rivalries, underlining that this is important for a peaceful future in the Middle East.

Christian leaders call on Democrats to embrace pro-life policies

Jul 24, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, was one of several Catholic clergy, religious, and laity who joined 115 Christian leaders, theologians, and ministers to sign a letter to the DNC and the Democratic Platform Committee on Friday, asking the party to support pro-life policies including “legal protection for pre-born children.”

Vatican criticizes lack of prosecutions for human trafficking

Jul 24, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The dignity and rights of trafficking victims requires the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers, a representative of the Holy See said this week.

Cardinal Bo: Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque will ‘reopen wounds’

Jul 24, 2020 - 07:30 am .- As Hagia Sophia opened for Muslim prayers Friday for the first time in 86 years, a leading Asian cardinal said that the decision to turn the building back into a mosque will reopen wounds and intensify divisions.

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part III, Taiwan

Jul 24, 2020 - 06:00 am .- With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from the future of the deal - and of the Church in China.

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