Archive of May 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 8, 2020

This ministry is hosting a virtual retreat for infertile people on Mother’s Day

May 8, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- Mother’s Day is going to look different for most families this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of Catholic parishes find relief in government payroll loans 

May 8, 2020 - 04:15 pm .- As parishes and dioceses across the country deal with a drop in collections and the prospects of layoffs amid the pandemic, many parishes have managed to avail themselves of government loans designed to cover eight weeks of payroll expenses.

Illinois Catholics long for 'normal life' after governor announces lockdown plan

May 8, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- Under current plans, groups of more than fifty people may not be able to gather in the state for another year, with serious effects for parish churches and Catholic schools.

Belgian Brothers of Charity fight for their name after CDF decision

May 8, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- After the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ruled that the hospitals of the Brothers of Charity in Belgium can no longer be considered as Catholic, the religious order is seeking to prevent the hospital network from using its name.

Federal judge says state can require COVID-19 tests before abortions

May 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- A federal judge in Arkansas on Thursday upheld the state’s requirement that women obtain a negative coronavirus test before having an abortion.

Vigano accuses Cardinal Sarah of causing him ‘harm’ in row over coronavirus letter

May 8, 2020 - 10:25 am .- Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has accused a Vatican cardinal of causing him “serious harm” in a bitter war of words over an open letter regarding the coronavirus crisis.

U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See hails faith-based relief efforts amid pandemic

May 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See has called attention to the role of faith-based organizations in delivering U.S government relief funds to assist people who are suffering due to the coronavirus in Italy.

‘Dial-a-Mass’ service is a godsend for Catholics without internet

May 8, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A new “dial-a-Mass” service enabling Catholics with no internet connection to listen to Sunday Masses is proving a success, an English bishop has said. 

Andrew Walther appointed president of EWTN News

May 8, 2020 - 06:00 am .- EWTN Global Catholic Network, the world’s largest Catholic media organization, announced Friday that Andrew Walther – an experienced Catholic journalist, media executive, and advocate for persecuted Christians – has been named president and chief operating officer of EWTN News, Inc. The appointment is effective June 1.

Pope Francis: 'Allow yourself to be consoled by Jesus'

May 8, 2020 - 04:00 am .- We must learn to let ourselves be consoled by Jesus when we are suffering, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Friday.

How some parishes are slowly bringing back public Masses

May 8, 2020 - 02:59 am .- On Sunday, March 15, Nebraskans in the Diocese of Lincoln still had a choice of whether or not they wanted to attend Mass and risk possible exposure to coronavirus.

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