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Archive of August 4, 2020

Catholic University of America offers coronavirus tuition adjustments

Aug 4, 2020 - 05:19 pm .- As the coronavirus pandemic limits class schedules and sizes, the Catholic University of America announced its plan to return to some students a portion of their tuition for the upcoming semester.

Transcript of EWTN News Nightly interview with President Donald Trump

Aug 4, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- EWTN News Nightly’s lead anchor Tracy Sabol conducted a White House interview with President Donald Trump Aug. 4. Below is a transcript of that interview provided by EWTN News Nightly.

Maronite Catholic priest concerned by potential shortages after Beirut blast

Aug 4, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A Maronite priest from Lebanon has expressed concern that the country may face food shortages in the wake of Tuesday’s explosion at Beirut’s port.

Boston archdiocese pushes back after Trump says Boston bomber ‘deserves death’

Aug 4, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- After President Donald Trump said Sunday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, perpetrator of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, should be put to death, the Archdiocese of Boston said justice calls for life in prison, not the death penalty.

Chinese bishop denies government has plans to demolish cathedral

Aug 4, 2020 - 02:10 pm .- A Catholic bishop in China has denied that the government plans to tear down his cathedral, after local Catholics expressed concern at Communist authorities taking over land belonging to the diocese.

Lebanese priest: 'We need your prayers' after Beirut explosions

Aug 4, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- A Lebanese Catholic priest has asked believers around the world to pray for the people of his country, after two explosions in Beirut injured hundreds of people and are reported to have left at least 10 people dead.

Knights of Columbus prepare for first-ever virtual annual convention

Aug 4, 2020 - 12:11 pm .- The 138th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus begins today— the first in the  organization’s history to not be held in-person.

After Beirut explosion, Lebanon turns to St. Charbel

Aug 4, 2020 - 12:08 pm .- At least one massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut Tuesday afternoon, which ignited fires and destroyed buildings in the city’s port area, caused damage across the city, and has reportedly flooded hospitals with casualties.

Researchers reverse: Gender surgery offers 'no advantage' to mental health

Aug 4, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Authors of a 2019 study which claimed gender-transition surgery may improve the long-term mental health of recipients have issued a correction. They now say they found “no advantage” to the mental health of those who received gender-transition surgery.

Cardinal Parolin in Ars for feast of St John Vianney

Aug 4, 2020 - 11:58 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, was in Ars Tuesday for the feast of St. John Vianney, the patron of priests.

Catholic Charities give $400 million in aid, double PPP loans received

Aug 4, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Catholic Charities across the country have distributed more than double the dollar amount they received from Payroll Protection Program loans in emergency assistance to help those impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Vatican-funded projects in Latin America to focus on coronavirus

Aug 4, 2020 - 09:59 am .- A Vatican foundation for Latin America will fund 168 projects in 23 countries, with most projects focusing on the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had in the area.

Pope Francis appoints Spanish layman as secretary general of Vatican's economy office

Aug 4, 2020 - 05:28 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed a Spanish layman with a long career in finance economics to the number two position in the Secretariat for the Economy.

The Feast of Saint John Vianney – a model for priests

Aug 4, 2020 - 03:00 am .- The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy priest.

Ahead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing anniversary, USCCB prays for peace

Aug 4, 2020 - 12:00 am .- Just days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the president of the U.S. bishop’s conference mourned the loss of innocent lives in the attacks, lamented the long-term suffering caused by the bombs, and prayed for peace among nations.

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