Archive of May 1, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 1, 2020

Accused priests cannot be left 'destitute', Buffalo diocese clarifies

May 1, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Diocese of Buffalo clarified on Friday that priests accused of sexual abuse cannot be left “destitute,” even as the diocese acts to withdraw financial support payments.

Survey: Religious Americans say coronavirus crisis has strengthened their faith

May 1, 2020 - 03:50 pm .- A segment of Americans say their faith has grown stronger since the coronavirus epidemic began, including 27% of Catholics, though the rise seems most pronounced among those who were already more religious than most, a survey from the Pew Research Center reports.

Five COVID deaths at Wisconsin home for religious sisters with dementia

May 1, 2020 - 03:28 pm .- Within the past month, a Wisconsin retirement home for religious sisters with dementia has had several sisters die and four staff members test positive.

Vatican confirms ‘individual measures’ taken against staff in financial investigation

May 1, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Holy See has announced that new "measures" have been taken against officials at the Vatican Secretariat of State as part of ongoing investigations into financial dealings at the curial department.

Archdiocese of New Orleans files for bankruptcy

May 1, 2020 - 02:54 pm .- Under financial pressure from clerical abuse litigation compounded by the coronavirus crisis, The Archdiocese of New Orleans announced May 1 that its administrative offices are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

'We entrust to her all our fears': US Bishops reconsecrate country to Mary

May 1, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Dioceses across the United States and Canada joined together on May 1 to re-consecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary in an act of united prayer for delivery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Scholars dispute charge of Pius XII Holocaust cover-up

May 1, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- Scholars say charges made last month that Pope Pius XII covered-up the Vatican’s knowledge of the Holocaust are based on exaggerated claims and do not represent the truth.

Turkey disputes US religious freedom commission's assessment of Turkey

May 1, 2020 - 12:09 pm .- The Turkish foreign ministry on Wednesday rejected Turkey's inclusion in a report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, charging that the report comes from a “biased mindset”.

Pope Francis raises Cardinal Tagle to new rank

May 1, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis has raised Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to the rank of cardinal bishop in a new sign of his esteem for the former Archbishop of Manila.

Vatican condemns religious violence in Ramadan statement

May 1, 2020 - 09:00 am .- In a statement marking the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Vaticand has condemned an increasing spate of attacks on churches, synagogues and mosques around the world.

Archbishops acknowledge pain of Catholics who cannot receive sacraments amid lockdown

May 1, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The metropolitan archbishops of England and Wales acknowledged the pain of Catholics who cannot receive the Sacraments because of the coronavirus lockdown in a message issued Friday. 

St. Joseph the Worker was once out of work, too

May 1, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Mass unemployment is a deeply unwelcome background for this year’s Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, but the Catholic celebration has lessons for everyone, regardless of job situation, according to two priests.

Pope asks St. Joseph to help Catholics fight for dignified work for all

May 1, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Pope Francis asked St. Joseph to help Catholics fight for dignified work for all as he celebrated Mass Friday.

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