Archive of May 19, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 19, 2020

Catholic groups prepare to give aid ahead of cyclone in South Asia

May 19, 2020 - 11:01 pm .- Numerous Catholics organizations have volunteered to help evacuate millions, as a cyclone prepares to hit Bangladesh and India this week.

Holy See donates to WHO fund for medics on pandemic front line

May 19, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The Holy See has pledged to contribute to the World Health Organization’s emergency fund supplying protective equipment to medics fighting the coronavirus, an archbishop has said.

The 'painful journey' of Jane Roe and the pro-life movement

May 19, 2020 - 07:10 pm .- A forthcoming documentary is expected to show that Norma McCorvey, the woman at the center of the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision, was paid by pro-life groups to say things she did not believe in opposition to abortion.

Our Lady in the weeds: Knights of Columbus find forgotten grotto

May 19, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The St. Scholastica Council 14485 of the Knights of Columbus thought they were doing a routine community service project: clearing out vegetation at a summer camp. They did not expect to stumble upon a long-forgotten shrine to the Virgin Mary. 

Catholic Charities in Louisiana appeals for aid after major spike in homelessness 

May 19, 2020 - 04:49 pm .- In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic hitting the United States in mid-March, thousands of Americans were either furloughed or laid off from their jobs as non-essential businesses shuttered or restricted their operations in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.

Can bishops require Communion on the hand?

May 19, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Some bishops have ordered that Communion only be distributed on the hand during the coronavirus pandemic. Is this within their authority? CNA asked two canon lawyers.

Seminarians need 'solid formation' in hospital ministry, chaplain says

May 19, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Future seminarians should receive an “absolutely solid formation” in hospital ministry, a priest working with coronavirus patients has said.

New members of Congress call for Born Alive abortion vote

May 19, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- As one of their first acts, two newly-sworn in members of Congress signed the discharge petition for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. 

Labor Department issues new religious freedom guidelines

May 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia has issued a directive that agency leaders should incorporate respect for religious freedom into the daily operations of the department, treating religious groups on an "equal footing" with secular grant applicants.

Vatican to mark 5th anniversary of Laudato si’ with year-long celebration

May 19, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Vatican will on May 24 launch a year-long celebration of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato si’ to mark its fifth anniversary.

Houston parish closes again after priests test positive for coronavirus

May 19, 2020 - 10:01 am .- Three members of the Redemptorist community who live and work at a Houston parish have tested positive for coronavirus, leading the parish to close after having reopened earlier this month.

Pope Francis merges Alaskan dioceses to create Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau

May 19, 2020 - 07:45 am .- Pope Francis merged two dioceses in Alaska Tuesday, creating the new Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau which will cover a territory larger than Montana. 

What is acedia, how do you pronounce it, and why does this priest tweet about it?

May 19, 2020 - 02:00 am .- What is acedia, and why does this priest tweet about it so much.

Federal judge blocks NC coronavirus church limits

May 19, 2020 - 12:10 am .- A federal judge has blocked the North Carolina governor’s order limiting most church services to 10 people or fewer, saying it was a double standard to limit religious services but not similar activities under anti-coronavirus restrictions.

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