Archive of April 27, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 27, 2020

What a prisoner-priest in the USSR learned about isolation: Diocese to livesteam Tuesday lecture on Fr. Walter Ciszek 

Apr 27, 2020 - 05:15 pm .- The isolation Fr. Ciszek experienced as a prisoner of the Soviet Union brought out heroic virtues that can help those suffering from the isolation of the coronavirus pandemic today, says a priest who will discuss Ciszek’s life in an April 28 webcast.  

Virginia church sues governor over stay-at-home order

Apr 27, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A small Virginia church has filed a lawsuit against the governor, after a pastor was cited for hosting a service with 16 people. Lawyers for the pastor say the church serves poor people, many of whom live without internet, and that the state’s Stay at Home Order disproportionately impacts the poor, and churches that serve them.

Brazil’s Supreme Court rejects effort to legalize abortion in Zika cases

Apr 27, 2020 - 04:35 pm .- A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal has voted against an intervention seeking to decriminalize abortion for expectant mothers diagnosed with the Zika virus.

Trump talks education on call with Catholic leaders

Apr 27, 2020 - 03:37 pm .- President Donald Trump held a call with more than 600 Catholic leaders on Saturday that focused on education and relief funding during the pandemic.

Analysis: Did NY Democrats just tank Biden's nomination?

Apr 27, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- New York Democrats cited the inevitability of a Joe Biden’s nomination as justification for calling off the primary. But it could actually make his spot on the ticket anything but a forgone conclusion.

Vatican sends extraordinary form Mass survey to world’s bishops

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has asked the world’s bishops to report on how a landmark papal document acknowledging the right of all priests to say Mass using the Roman Missal of 1962 is being applied in their dioceses.

Church in South Korea growing, slowly

Apr 27, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The number of Catholics in South Korea increased by less than 50,000 in 2019, continuing a trend of slowing growth after a peak following the 2014 apostolic visit by Pope Francis to the country. 

'Save our seniors' - Italian youth organize campaign to honor elderly in isolation

Apr 27, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Italian students have organized a campaign to uplift and honor the elderly, who have suffered heavy losses in Italy’s coronavirus outbreak.

Pandemic could take heaviest toll on homeless, says pope

Apr 27, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The homeless “risk paying the heaviest price” amid the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis has said in a message to street newspapers.

Pope thanks artists for showing ‘path of beauty’ during pandemic

Apr 27, 2020 - 05:00 am .- As much of the world remains under quarantine due to the coronavirus, Pope Francis prayed for artists who show others “the path of beauty” amid lockdown restrictions. 

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