Archive of July 27, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 27, 2020

Federal judge blocks Tennessee abortion ban during litigation

Jul 27, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- After issuing a temporary injunction against a Tennessee law that would ban abortion in most circumstances, U.S. District Judge William Campbell blocked on Friday the law from taking effect while it is being challenged in court.

Florida Catholic church rebuilding after arson attack

Jul 27, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Catholic community at Queen of Peace Parish in Ocala, Florida is rebuilding after the church was set on fire earlier this month.

In India, Catholic bishop accused of rape asks Supreme Court to intervene

Jul 27, 2020 - 04:08 pm .- After several failures to secure dismissal of charges in lower courts, a Catholic bishop whom a nun has accused of rape has asked India's Supreme Court to dismiss the case.

Portland archbishop decries violence, calls for peaceful efforts against racism

Jul 27, 2020 - 03:20 pm .- The archbishop of Portland, Oregon is urging Catholics to learn about and study how to respond to the sin of racism, while at the same time condemning the violence accompanying many of the protests in the city for the past two months.

US bishops launch year-long dialogue with young Catholics

Jul 27, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Last weekend, a group of 300 Catholics, including 30 bishops and the apostolic nuncio to the United States, kicked off a yearlong initiative by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops aimed on improving relations with young people. 

‘It’s slightly scary’: How Catholic schools are preparing for class during the pandemic

Jul 27, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- As Catholic schools prepare to reopen for in-person and remote learning in the fall, teachers and staff are bracing for the challenges both to students’ health and their education.

Push for racial justice could be an 'awakening' on abortion, prolife advocates say

Jul 27, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- Some pro-life advocates say that the recent push for racial equality in the US can be an awakening to the importance of their cause, and how the two problems can go hand-in-hand.

California parish restores vandalized Our Lady of Guadalupe statue

Jul 27, 2020 - 11:56 am .- A California parish has restored an outdoor statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, after it was kicked to the ground and broken in an act of vandalism.

Cardinal Zen: In Vatican II, Catholics hear ‘real voice of the Holy Spirit’ 

Jul 27, 2020 - 11:15 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen, the emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, has made an impassioned defense of the Second Vatican Council, criticizing both “extreme conservatives” and “extreme progressives” for rejecting the authority and authenticity of the conciliar documents.

Catholics mark centenary of Poland’s consecration to the Sacred Heart

Jul 27, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Catholics marked the 100th anniversary Monday of the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart.

Vatican dicastery launches ‘send a hug’ campaign for elderly isolated by pandemic

Jul 27, 2020 - 09:15 am .- The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life launched a new campaign Monday urging young people to “send a hug” to elderly people isolated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cardinal Kasper defends Vatican instruction on parishes

Jul 27, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper has defended a new Vatican instruction on parishes after it was criticized by several German bishops. 

Historic manuscripts get a modern treatment with new Vatican library website

Jul 27, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A revamped website for the Vatican Apostolic Library brings modern technology to the study of historic manuscripts.

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