Archive of May 4, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 4, 2020

Irish commission: Catholic school discriminated against atheist student

May 4, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Republic of Ireland’s Workplace Relations Commission has decided that an atheist child was discriminated against by his Catholic school when students were rewarded for attending a religious ceremony.

'A Storybook of Saints' aims to showcase 'heroic witness' of saints

May 4, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A new children’s book aims to tell the heroic stories of saints in a way that captures the interest, and imagination, of Catholic kids.

USCCB: Ask why coronavirus is 'devastating' black communities

May 4, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States are calling for an examination of why the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted African-American communities. 

Priest in Costa Rica bakes bread to help families in need

May 4, 2020 - 03:53 pm .- When he was just 15 years old, Fr. Geison Gerardo Ortiz Marín had to quit school and find a job to help support his family.

Abortion bans prompt legal battles amid coronavirus pandemic

May 4, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Amid national lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, abortion has become a subject of national debate.

Buffalo diocese seeks permanent injunction of abuse lawsuits

May 4, 2020 - 01:35 pm .- The diocese of Buffalo is asking a federal court to halt all outstanding clergy sex abuse litigation against it as it navigates bankruptcy proceedings.

CDF: Belgian Brothers of Charity hospitals must drop Catholic identity over euthanasia

May 4, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ordered 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium which belong to the Brothers of Charity to cease identifying as Catholic institutions after they allowed the euthanization of patients in 2017.

In new biography, Benedict XVI laments modern 'anti-Christian creed'

May 4, 2020 - 11:45 am .- Modern society is formulating an “anti-Christian creed” and punishing those who resist it with “social excommunication,” Benedict XVI has said in a new biography, published in Germany May 4.

Indiana 'hopeful' Supreme Court will hear case on defunding abortion clinics

May 4, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The state of Indiana is hopeful the Supreme Court will hear their case on whether the state can block Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving Medicaid funding.

DOJ files statement of interest in church suit against Virginia governor

May 4, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single out churches for public health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Contagious prayer: Map app tracks viral rosaries during COVID-19

May 4, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Three friends created an app to track people praying the rosary during the coronavirus pandemic. In less than a week, The Map of Hope has already charted more than 4,800 prayer intentions, spanning all 50 states.

Pope asks God to free Catholics from the 'disease' of division

May 4, 2020 - 07:29 am .- Jesus died for everyone, but disordered attachment to one’s own ideas can cause divisions which break the unity of God’s people, Pope Francis said at Mass on Monday.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Joliet Bishop Conlon

May 4, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Daniel Conlon of Joliet, who took a medical leave of absence from leadership of the Illinois diocese in December. 

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