Archive of May 5, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 5, 2020

'Virtual rally' and rosary will pray for Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court hearing

May 5, 2020 - 11:05 pm .- Catholics will pray the rosary online Wednesday morning as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments by telephone in the latest chapter of Little Sisters of the Poor’s ongoing legal battle against the HHS contraceptive mandate.

Kalamazoo bishop urges prayers, support for parishes during coronavirus

May 5, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- Bishop Paul Bradley of Kalamazoo released a pastoral letter Friday encouraging support for parishes during the pandemic, and announcing the diocesan-wide bishop’s appeal would be rescheduled for later in the year.

USCCB: Call with Trump was about schools, not campaign

May 5, 2020 - 04:41 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference has responded to charges that it might have knowingly facilitated illegal campaigning by the White House and the campaign of President Donald Trump when it notified Catholic leaders of an impending phone call with the president.

Bishops urge DOJ to confront the porn industry, protect porn’s victims

May 5, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- With pornographic website traffic spiking while countries remain on lockdown, the bishops of the United States are urging the Justice Department to protect victims of human trafficking and exploitation by enforcing obscenity laws and prosecuting producers of violent pornography.

Despite coronavirus, virtual town hall to bring L.A. Catholics together

May 5, 2020 - 04:11 pm .- A Wednesday live stream “virtual town hall” with Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and several Catholic experts aims to hear how Catholics and their families have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and to discuss ways to respond.

Coronavirus hits world’s largest gold mine, operations will continue

May 5, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- At least 51 workers have been infected with the novel coronavirus at the Grasberg mine in Indonesia, the world’s largest gold mine.

Seven coronavirus fatalities at Michigan convent

May 5, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- During the month of April, 11 Felician Sisters of Livonia, Michigan died, including two who died on Easter Sunday. A spokesperson from the order told CNA that seven of the deceased sisters had COVID-19, and tests are pending for several others. 

Scottish pro-life student group investigated, but no action taken

May 5, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- After complaints that a pro-life event held by the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society violated a 'safe space policy', an investigation has resulted in no action being taken against the pro-life group.

Pro-life leaders ask for FDA crackdown on illegal sale of abortion drugs

May 5, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- More than a year after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned certain online providers of abortion-inducing drugs that they were breaking the law, pro-life leaders sent a letter to the FDA asking them to take action against the providers.  

National novena for farmers to be livestreamed this month

May 5, 2020 - 11:34 am .- A national novena to St Isidore the Farmer will be livestreamed by Catholic Rural Life this month, beginning May 7 and concluding with a Mass on May 15, the feast of St. Isidore.

Pope Francis hails St. John Paul II's 'great witness' ahead of centenary

May 5, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis said that he has looked up to St. John Paul II throughout his priesthood in a book foreword he wrote ahead of the 100-year anniversary of the Polish pope’s birth. 

Poland’s election planning must bring together all parties, bishops urge

May 5, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Poland’s bishops have intervened in a debate about whether presidential elections scheduled for May 9 should go ahead despite a nationwide lockdown.

Pandemic brings ‘a very different kind of Church’ to London’s homeless

May 5, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A parish in London’s West End is offering the homeless adoration, access to Sacraments, and the rosary -- along with food provided by a five-star restaurant.

Vatican urges Catholics to reach out to internally displaced people

May 5, 2020 - 08:10 am .- The Vatican’s migrant and refugee office has released a booklet with guidance on how the Church might respond to the problem of people internally displaced within their own countries due to conflict or disaster.

Pope Francis prays for coronavirus victims dying without their loved ones

May 5, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Pope Francis prayed for those who have died alone during the coronavirus pandemic at his morning Mass Tuesday.

Saintly superhero: When Marvel Comics told the life story of John Paul II

May 5, 2020 - 02:52 am .- Pope St. John Paul II, who led the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005, is perhaps one of the most compelling figures of the 20th century.

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