Archive of May 12, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 12, 2020

Bishops lament UK plan to keep churches closed until July

May 12, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of England and Wales have expressed disappointment after the government said that churches should remain closed until at least July 4.

How USAID case at Supreme Court could impact pro-life policies

May 12, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A largely-overlooked Supreme Court case under consideration could actually pose a threat to international pro-life policies, one pro-life group warns. 

In South Dakota, cash grants aim for solidarity amid the pandemic

May 12, 2020 - 03:45 pm .- A Catholic foundation in South Dakota aims to serve the poor amid the pandemic

Saginaw diocesan employee alleges retaliation after reporting abuse

May 12, 2020 - 03:20 pm .- An employee of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan is suing the diocese, alleging that his fellow employees retaliated against him after he reported that a Saginaw priest sexually abused his son.

Cuomo orders expanded window for NY sex abuse lawsuits, citing coronavirus

May 12, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order to extend for five months the legal window for victims of childhood sex abuse to file civil claims, due to court delays caused by the coronavirus epidemic.

Vatican prefect thanks Spanish priests for dedication during pandemic

May 12, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, sent a letter to all Catholic priests in Spain, offering encouragement amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

Virginia parishes near DC face delays in reopening

May 12, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- As Virginia’s governor halted the reopening of several northern counties on Tuesday, the Diocese of Arlington said that Bishop Michael Burbidge is monitoring the situation and would be responding to changes in the diocese as they happen.

Vatican backs worldwide interfaith day of prayer and fasting

May 12, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- On May 14, people of all religious affiliations are called to participate in a day of prayer, fasting, and acts of charity for the end of the coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis to offer Mass at tomb of John Paul II on saint’s 100th birthday

May 12, 2020 - 10:55 am .- On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II on May 18, Pope Francis will offer his morning Mass at the Polish pope’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica, according to the Vatican.

Pope Francis praises late cardinal’s ‘gentleness of spirit’

May 12, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis has paid tribute to the Italian Cardinal Renato Corti, who died May 12 aged 84.

Pope Francis appoints Duluth priest as next Bishop of Rapid City

May 12, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Peter Muhich to be the next Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Pope Francis says pandemic shows need for more nurses

May 12, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The coronavirus crisis has shown that governments need to invest more in health care and employ more nurses, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Pope Francis: God’s peace gives hope, not ‘anesthesia’ against hard times

May 12, 2020 - 05:30 am .- The world offers peace like it is something to possess within ourselves; instead, God’s peace is a gift which opens us to others and points toward heaven, Pope Francis said at Mass Tuesday.

‘We've never known anything like this' - Helping people mourn during coronavirus

May 12, 2020 - 01:30 am .- The coronavirus pandemic has upended social life, politics and the economy. It may also transform the nature of grieving, an expert on the mourning process has said.

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