Archive of July 31, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 31, 2020

Nicaragua Catholic cathedral attacked with firebomb

Jul 31, 2020 - 07:15 pm .- An unidentified man threw a firebomb into a chapel of Managua’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, severely damaging the chapel and a devotional image of Christ more than three centuries old.

Pontifical academy defends coronavirus document that did not mention God

Jul 31, 2020 - 06:53 pm .- The Pontifical Academy for Life has defended its latest document on the coronavirus crisis following criticism that it did not mention God.

German military bishop says US wants to 'hinder' International Criminal Court

Jul 31, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The military bishop of Germany says that U.S. soldiers should be held accountable to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes. But a Catholic University law professor said that while international cooperation for justice is important, the U.S. is not a signatory to the treaty that created the international court.

San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone urges Friday fasting for an end to COVID

Jul 31, 2020 - 03:47 pm .- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is urging Catholics to fast every Friday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

American on trial for blasphemy killed at court hearing in Pakistan

Jul 31, 2020 - 03:13 pm .- A U.S. citizen on trial for blasphemy in Pakistan was killed at a court hearing Wednesday, drawing strong objections to the country’s blasphemy laws from the U.S. State Department.

China offers rewards for reporting underground churches

Jul 31, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Chinese Communist Party is offering monetary rewards to those who report the presence of home churches in their communities.

After AOC decries statue, Hawaiian Catholic says St Damien of Molokai 'gave his life' serving lepers

Jul 31, 2020 - 01:28 pm .- A Hawaiian Catholic catechist said that St. Damien of Molokai is a “hero” to the Hawaiian people, after a prominent congresswoman claimed the statue honoring him in the U.S. Capitol is part of colonialism and “patriarchy and white supremacist culture.”

'Don't leave them behind': Bishops ask Black Caucus to remember Catholic schools

Jul 31, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops have appealed to the Congressional Black Caucus to support families who send their children to non-public schools, including Catholic schools.

Vatican finances: London deal players had prior history

Jul 31, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- In the months before Gianluigi Torzi was asked by the Holy See to act as middle man for the final purchase of the London property at 60 Sloane Ave. from Raffaele Mincione, a company owned by Mincione secured a multi-million-euro loan from a company controlled by Torzi.

LA archdiocese says don't sing Haas hymns

Jul 31, 2020 - 10:15 am .- The largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States has requested that its parishes and schools stop playing music composed by David Haas following the recent allegations of sexual misconduct. 

Coronavirus, mental health, and the spiritual life: A priest psychologist offers tips from St. Ignatius

Jul 31, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A priest and psychologist says understanding St. Ignatius, and how our own minds work, can help with spiritual and mental health struggles amid the pandemic.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of former nuncio to Chile

Jul 31, 2020 - 06:45 am .- Pope Francis Friday accepted the resignation of Vatican diplomat Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto as an apostolic nuncio.

Report finds hate crimes rising against Indian Christians despite lockdown

Jul 31, 2020 - 06:15 am .- Hate crimes against Christians in India increased by 40% in the first half of 2020 despite a three-month nationwide lockdown, according to a new report.

English Catholic bishops: Church backs vaccination to protect the most vulnerable

Jul 31, 2020 - 03:45 am .- The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday.

Catholic schools plan waivers, remote learning, as officials weigh safe reopenings

Jul 31, 2020 - 03:00 am .- As the beginning of the fall school term approaches, Catholic schools in dioceses across the U.S. are asking the parents of students returning in person to sign waivers of liability amid the risk of coronavirus infection.

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