Archive of July 28, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 28, 2020

Bishops back school choice funding bill

Jul 28, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has offered its support for a new school funding bill, as Catholic schools grapple with the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Is the coronavirus vaccine made from fetal cell lines?

Jul 28, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate.

Mexican bishops reject abortion ahead of Supreme Court decision

Jul 28, 2020 - 03:58 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Mexico have spoken out strongly against any effort to justify abortion ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could affect the legalization of abortion throughout the country.  

Fire torches Catholic parish offices, chapel in North Carolina

Jul 28, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- A fire tore through the parish offices of a historic Catholic church in Monroe, North Carolina early Monday morning, and though the damage is extensive, the church's pastor is thankful that the blaze did not touch the main sanctuary or the Blessed Sacrament.

'Beyond reprehensible': Christian aid workers executed in Nigeria

Jul 28, 2020 - 12:05 pm .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released a statement on Tuesday condemning the execution of five aid workers kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group.

As monasteries close, cardinal says contemplative life will not disappear

Jul 28, 2020 - 10:15 am .- The cardinal leading the Vatican’s congregation on consecrated life said Monday contemplative religious communities are needed and will not disappear, even as over 30 monasteries closed in Spain last year.

Controversial Dutch bill would allow assisted suicide for healthy people over 75

Jul 28, 2020 - 10:13 am .- A proposal in the Netherlands to allow assisted suicide for healthy individuals over the age of 75 has drawn criticism for offering death rather than social support to people who are lonely and depressed.

‘We must pray for their conversion’: Young French Catholics respond to wave of desecrations

Jul 28, 2020 - 09:30 am .- In 2019, two friends launched a movement to protect churches across France in response to a wave of desecrations. 

DOJ clarifies religious groups' equal access to government grants

Jul 28, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Religious groups must have equal access to public grant programs, the Justice Department announced in new guidance issued on Monday.

Benedict XVI praises “glorious music” of Bach in festival message

Jul 28, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has praised the “glorious music” of Johann Sebastian Bach in a message to a festival in Germany.

How the Catholic Church is helping London's new homeless

Jul 28, 2020 - 06:00 am .- People made homeless as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will “need a lot of help” to get their lives back on track, a Catholic priest in London has said.

One million people helped in Ukraine by Pope Francis’ charitable project

Jul 28, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis’ charitable project for Ukraine, started in 2016, has helped nearly one million people in the war-torn country, according to the auxiliary bishop of Leopoli.

Analysis: Where Biden's VP shortlist stands on abortion

Jul 28, 2020 - 03:00 am .- CNA examined the voting histories and public policy stances of some names expected to be on Biden’s shortlist.

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