Archive of July 30, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 30, 2020

Loyola University Maryland renaming dorm that honored Flannery O'Connor

Jul 30, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The president of Loyola University Maryland announced Friday that the Flannery O'Connor Residence Hall was being renamed, saying, “some of her personal writings reflected a racist perspective.”

Syrian government to build replica of Hagia Sophia

Jul 30, 2020 - 04:11 pm .- The government of Syria plans to build a replica of Hagia Sophia, with support from Russia, as a protest against Turkey’s decision to turn the famous former Byzantine cathedral back into a mosque.

US bishops urge Trump to reinstate DACA

Jul 30, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Thursday criticized the Trump administration’s decision to consider ending DACA.

Physician assisted suicides double in Canada

Jul 30, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The number of Canadians killed by physician-assisted suicide nearly doubled between 2017 and 2019, according to a report released by the Canadian government.

Congressional hearing highlights case of missing Chinese Catholic bishop

Jul 30, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The fate of a long-imprisoned Catholic bishop in China was the focus of a congressional hearing on Thursday, amid growing concern he may have died in the custody of the Communist government.

Mexican bishops hail pro-life victory at nation’s Supreme Court

Jul 30, 2020 - 11:52 am .- The Mexican Bishops' Conference hailed the Supreme Court’s 4-1 decision striking down a lower court ruling that had ordered the state of Veracruz to legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

San Francisco to name street after first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert

Jul 30, 2020 - 11:04 am .- San Francisco’s first Black firefighter, a Catholic convert whose faith helped him endure years of racial abuse within the department, will have a city street named after him.

Bishops call for prayers for victims on World Day Against Human Trafficking 

Jul 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics to pray for the victims of human trafficking Thursday, as the United Nations again designated July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Vatican cardinal invites German bishops to discuss parish instruction

Jul 30, 2020 - 05:45 am .- A Vatican cardinal has invited German bishops to Rome to discuss their criticisms of a new instruction on parishes. 

Exorcism is a ministry of joy, light, and peace, new guide says

Jul 30, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Exorcism is not an obscure practice shrouded in darkness, but a ministry filled with light, peace, and joy, according to a new guide for Catholic exorcists.

Catholic leaders reject Duterte’s call to revive death penalty in Philippines

Jul 30, 2020 - 12:17 am .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines have spoken out against President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to reinstate the death penalty for illegal drug use and other crimes.

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