Archive of August 3, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 3, 2020

Obama alum running for Congress denies defrauding progressive Catholic group

Aug 3, 2020 - 07:15 pm .- The former executive director of a progressive Catholic political advocacy organization, who is now vying for a Congressional seat in Tennessee, has denied a former board member's allegations that he defrauded the organization and eventually left it bankrupt.

Citing impact of COVID, Camden diocese suspends participation in abuse victim fund

Aug 3, 2020 - 05:21 pm .- The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey said July 31 it will suspend its participation in an independent compensation program for minor victims of clerical abuse, citing a “precipitous decline in revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

John Hume remembered as Northern Ireland's great peacemaker

Aug 3, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Retired politician and Nobel laureate John Hume, a major leader in the effort to secure peace in Northern Ireland, died Monday at the age of 83. Many leaders in the region praised his success in responding to one of Europe’s longstanding conflicts.

New York extends window for abuse lawsuits

Aug 3, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- On August 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation extending the one-year window for Child Victims Act lawsuits until August 14, 2021. The window, which began in August of 2019, allowed for lawsuits to be filed over allegations of sex abuse long after the statute of limitations had expired.

Police probe arson attack at Boston-area church

Aug 3, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- State police are investigating two fires at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as arson. Both fires began overnight Sunday.

Protestors burn Bible during Portland protests 

Aug 3, 2020 - 02:25 pm .- Protestors in Portland, Oregon burned a Bible in the street during a protest outside a federal courthouse in the early morning hours of August 1, according to a local media report.

Pro-life protestors arrested for sidewalk chalk

Aug 3, 2020 - 01:40 pm .- Protesters were arrested Saturday for writing a pro-life message on the sidewalk outside a Washington, D.C., Planned Parenthood clinic, but say police told them before the event they would not be stopped from writing there.

Maryland Catholic schools can reopen after governor overrides county

Aug 3, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency order on August 3, ensuring non-public schools, including Catholic schools, can make their own decisions regarding reopening for in-person instruction in the coming academic year. 

Vatican: Benedict XVI health 'not serious' concern

Aug 3, 2020 - 10:26 am .- The Vatican said Monday the health problems of Benedict XVI are not serious, though the pope emeritus is suffering from a painful disease.

Benedict XVI is ill since visit to Germany

Aug 3, 2020 - 03:21 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and “extremely fail,” according to a German newspaper report.

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