Archive of August 7, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 7, 2020

Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising

Aug 7, 2020 - 05:37 pm .- Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event.

Questions of abuse cover-up directed at incoming St. Louis archbishop, but details unclear

Aug 7, 2020 - 05:21 pm .- Archbishop-designate Mitchell Rozanski is set to take over the Archdiocese of St. Louis, after heading the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts since 2014. Though Rozanski himself backed major changes in the Springfield diocese's handling of abuse, one unnamed abuse victim has asked for a Church investigation into whether the archbishop-designate was involved in covering up abuse.

Archbishop Carlson: Christ 'welcomes and challenges' those wrestling with gender identity

Aug 7, 2020 - 04:34 pm .- Christ draws close with love and compassion, as well as a challenge, for people who experience discord between their gender identity and their biological sex, Archbishop Robert Carlson of Saint Louis said in a reflection dated June 1.

Updated: DC archdiocese welcomes Maryland county dropping second order to keep Catholic schools closed

Aug 7, 2020 - 02:15 pm .- Catholic schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, can reopen for the coming semester after the county rescinded a second controversial order preventing all non-public schools from welcoming students for in-person learning.

US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive over National Security Law

Aug 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The United States announced sanctions against Carrie Lam, the leader of the government of Hong Kong, as well as other officials in China on Friday, August 7.

Help Catholic schools to help at-risk families, US bishops tell Congress

Aug 7, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Leading U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops have urged congressional leaders to provide emergency private school tuition aid to low-middle income families.  

Christmas comes early in Indiana with nativity scene court case

Aug 7, 2020 - 10:00 am .- An Indiana town is defending its Christmas display in court this summer, after a traveller through the area claimed she was offended by the sight of a nativity scene on public land in 2018.

Vatican cardinal promotes rural tourism as sector projected to lose billions

Aug 7, 2020 - 09:30 am .- As the global economy braces to lose billions in international tourism in 2020 due to coronavirus travel restrictions, a Cardinal Turkson is encouraging travelers to explore “hidden places.”

Pope Francis sends donation to Beirut for explosion recovery

Aug 7, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Pope Francis has sent a donation of nearly $300,000 in aid to the Church in Lebanon to help with recovery efforts after the devastating explosion which occurred in the capital city of Beirut earlier this week.

Aid to the Church in Need sending 250,000 euro in food aid to Lebanon

Aug 7, 2020 - 12:47 am .- International Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced an emergency 250,000 euro food aid package for victims of the massive August 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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