Archive of April 29, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 29, 2020

During pandemic, more abortion drugs dispensed via telemedicine

Apr 29, 2020 - 08:30 pm .- The numbers of women seeking at-home medication abortions through an experimental U.S. telemedicine provider has reportedly doubled under the coronavirus epidemic, though pro-life advocates said there are good reasons for restrictions on the practice.

Catholic university stages a 'digital play' amid quarantine

Apr 29, 2020 - 05:13 pm .- While the coronavirus has shut down universities and artistic events, the drama department of a Catholic university performed a play nevertheless, through a video conference.

Cardinal Urosa: Coronavirus makes terrible crisis in Venezuela even worse

Apr 29, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- Venezuela’s prolonged social, political and economic crisis has only been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, the archbishop emeritus of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, charged Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood president hails 'silver lining' to coronavirus

Apr 29, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Planned Parenthood’s president has hailed an increase in telehealth services, including access to chemical abortions, as a “silver lining” of the coronavirus pandemic.

NYC mayor apologizes to Jewish community over social distancing warning

Apr 29, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized Wednesday for singling out “the Jewish community” in a warning about consequences for groups that violate social distancing orders during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Don’t forget trafficking victims amid pandemic, congressman cautions

Apr 29, 2020 - 02:49 pm .- While much of the world’s intelligence forces are focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, human trafficking victims are at risk of being overlooked, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) told a European security organization this week.  

White House consults bishops on church reopening guidelines

Apr 29, 2020 - 02:22 pm .- The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstituted public Masses as the Trump administration considers issuing guidelines on the safe reopening of churches and religious services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis postpones Peter’s Pence collection amid pandemic’s economic downturn

Apr 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Pope Francis has postponed this year’s Peter’s Pence collection until next fall as the Vatican confronts the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

Buffalo diocese cuts off 'all financial support' for accused priests

Apr 29, 2020 - 01:32 pm .- During its bankruptcy process, the Diocese of Buffalo has announced it will end financial support and health benefits for priests facing substantiated allegations of sexual abuse. 

House of Lords committee raises concerns over N Ireland abortion regulations

Apr 29, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- A legislation scrutiny committee of the House of Lords last week published a report on the abortion regulations imposed on Northern Ireland by the British government, noting that the regulations are more expansive than were required by law.

Lincoln diocese reports on 'wrong and inappropriate conduct' of former vocations director

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:50 am .- The Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska today released the results of an independent investigation into alleged misconduct by a deceased longtime vocations director.

Catholics honor the priests killed at Dachau, remember 75th liberation anniversary

Apr 29, 2020 - 10:55 am .- When the U.S. Army arrived at Dachau concentration camp 75 years ago, on April 29, 1945, the clergy held captive there regarded it as a miracle.

Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 75

Apr 29, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre died early Wednesday at the age of 75.

The beatitudes show the path from selfishness to holiness, says pope

Apr 29, 2020 - 05:15 am .- The eight beatitudes proclaimed by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount reveal the path from selfishness to holiness, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday.

Identify and confess your sins 'concretely,' Pope Francis says

Apr 29, 2020 - 04:05 am .- When identifying your faults, avoid being vague and tell God your sins honestly and frankly so that he can heal you, Pope Francis said at Mass Wednesday.

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