Archive of May 14, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 14, 2020

In Chad, Jesuit Refugee Service teachers aim to keep school going amid pandemic lockdown

May 14, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- As schools in Chad remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, teachers from the Jesuit Refugee Service are conveying safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus in local communities.

Cardinal consecrates Brazil to Immaculate Heart of Mary

May 14, 2020 - 06:51 pm .- Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, consecrated Brazil to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

US bishops highlight plight of native communities as COVID infections surge

May 14, 2020 - 06:31 pm .- The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating health disparities and long-standing social inequalities facing Native and Indigenous communities, the bishops of the United States said this week.

St. Peter’s Basilica considers temperature checks when public Masses resume

May 14, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Papal basilicas are considering checking visitors’ temperatures as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus when public Masses resume, the Holy See press office said Thursday.

For Catholics, wearing masks can be an act of charity for neighbor

May 14, 2020 - 03:09 pm .- Although some people have raised objections to wearing masks as the U.S. continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, doing so can be an act of charity for one’s neighbor, a Catholic doctor said.

California church sues over governor's reopening plan

May 14, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A protestant church in California is suing the state for ordering churches to remain closed while some businesses can reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

What is the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity?

May 14, 2020 - 01:19 pm .- This week’s interreligious day of prayer is the first major worldwide initiative of a committee created by the United Arab Emirates following Pope Francis’ trip to Abu Dhabi in 2019.

Kenyan bishop: Poor could be exploited in COVID vaccine trials

May 14, 2020 - 01:05 pm .- A Kenyan bishop said testing potential coronavirus vaccines on his countrymen could disrespect human dignity, and amount to a breach of the country’s constitution, especially if Kenyans are not fully informed of the risks involved in testing new drugs.

NY judge upholds Child Victims Act after challenge by Rockville Centre diocese

May 14, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- A judge ruled Wednesday that New York's Child Victims Act is constitutional, rejecting a suit filed by the Diocese of Rockville Centre that claimed the law is barred by the due process clause in the state constitution.

Senators want PPP loans for larger non-profits, except abortion providers

May 14, 2020 - 11:00 am .- A group of senators want to allow larger non-profits access to emergency loans during the coronavirus pandemic—with an exception for abortion providers.

'People make their political party their religion,' says Catholic congressman

May 14, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Catholics have a critical role in bridging the divides of today’s polarized society, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), an outgoing eight-term Catholic congressman from Chicago’s South Side, told CNA.

Pope Francis supports scholarships in Lebanon as country faces ‘severe crisis’

May 14, 2020 - 07:15 am .- Pope Francis will donate $200,000 to support 400 scholarships in Lebanon in an expression of his concern for the country’s young people, the Vatican announced Thursday.

Pope Francis calls people of all religions to pray for end of pandemic

May 14, 2020 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis urged people of every religion to fast and pray Thursday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and “other pandemics” of hunger and war.

'Is Jesus’ body in space?' And other Ascension questions you didn’t know you had

May 14, 2020 - 02:00 am .- Like many mysteries of the Catholic faith, the Ascension seems to raise more questions than it answers. CNA spoke with two theologians about some of our burning Ascension-related questions.

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