Archive of April 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 8, 2020

Catholic non-profit highlights dignity of people with disabilities amid coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020 - 07:19 pm .- Amid limited medical supplies, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability released a statement on the sanctity of life, emphasizing that treatment priority is not based on ableism.

Alabama removes disability triage guidelines after HHS complaint

Apr 8, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has resolved a disability rights case with Alabama after the state removed controversial triage guidelines recommending that people with severe intellectual disabilities be denied ventilators in the event of shortages at medical facilities.

After criminal acquittal, Cardinal Pell likely to face several civil suits

Apr 8, 2020 - 05:13 pm .- The High Court of Australia this week overturned Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse, and despite his release from prison, Pell is likely to face several civil lawsuits from alleged abuse victims and their families.

Team of young Chicago priests answer the call to anoint COVID-19 patients

Apr 8, 2020 - 04:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of Chicago has assembled a team of 24 priest volunteers— all under age 60, and without pre-existing medical conditions— to administer sacramental anointing of the sick to Catholics with COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic.

With Supreme Court hearings on hiatus, Catholic groups may face wait for justice

Apr 8, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- After the coronavirus pandemic forced the Supreme Court to postpone oral arguments in cases scheduled in March and April, several Catholic institutions are waiting on the status of their religious freedom cases.

Melbourne cathedral vandalized after Cardinal Pell acquittal

Apr 8, 2020 - 03:02 pm .- St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne was vandalized overnight Wednesday, hours after Cardinal George Pell was acquitted by Australia's High Court of a sexual abuse conviction and released from prison.

Retired Scripture professor is first priest known to die in Rome of coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- Fr. Miguel Ángel Tábet is believed to be the first priest to die of the coronavirus in Rome. Two other priests living in the same residence of Opus Dei in Rome remain hospitalized.

Tornado tears roof from Pennsylvania church

Apr 8, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A Catholic church in the Diocese of Greensburg was among the buildings heavily damaged by a tornado in western Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning. 

US bishops cancel Spring Assembly due to coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has canceled its Spring General Assembly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Knights of Columbus announce donations for food banks amid coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020 - 12:11 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced this week that the organization will donate over $1 million to food pantries throughout the United States in an effort to feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Thank God I’m healing’: Cardinal with coronavirus sends Easter message

Apr 8, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The first cardinal known to have tested positive for coronavirus has released a message from the hospital, thanking his flock for their prayers and saying he is recovering from the disease

Circuit court upholds Texas ban on elective abortions during coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020 - 09:30 am .- A Texas state restriction of abortions during the coronavirus pandemic was upheld by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. 

Pope Francis establishes new commission to study women deacons

Apr 8, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission to study the question of a female diaconate in the Catholic Church, after some members of the 2019 Amazon synod requested the pope re-establish a 2016 commission on the subject.

Pray-At-Home: How two women were confirmed hours before NYC shut down

Apr 8, 2020 - 04:00 am .- How two women were confirmed as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in New York City.

Ponder Christ’s Passion amid the coronavirus crisis, pope urges

Apr 8, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Meditating on Christ's Passion can help us as we struggle with questions about God and suffering during the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday.

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