US Bishops Warn of Continuing Racism
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Pope Writes to the Priests of Rome
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Amid riots, Minneapolis basilica damaged by fire
Denver Newsroom, May 30, 2020 / 04:46 pm (CNA).- The nation’s first basilica sustained fire damage amid the Minneapolis riots that have crippled the city after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer May 25. “The Basilica of Saint Mary did withstand minor damage yesterday. No one was injured in the incident. At the time we pray for peace and […]
English cardinal asks why car showrooms can open but not churches
CNA Staff, May 30, 2020 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- An English cardinal will ask Sunday why the government has failed to set a date for churches to reopen when it is lifting lockdown restrictions on car showrooms. In a homily May 31, Cardinal Vincent Nichols will question why plans to ease lockdown measures from June 1 do not include places of worship. Preaching at a Pentecost Sunday Mass in Westminster […]
ASIA/MALAYSIA - Churches help migrants during the time of the pandemic
Kuching - While the national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 is still in force, many churches in Malaysia are offering aid and services for migrants.The Movement Control Order , a national response to the pandemic, established on March 18, took many by surprise for the duration of the lockdown. In fact, it has been extended and is expected to end provisionally on June 9th."The lockdown […]
ASIA/JAPAN - A missionary: "In times of a pandemic, we rediscover the centrality of the word of God"
Tokyo - "Isolation is not a new situation for Japanese Christians, it was like that even at the time of persecutions: even then they could not meet in churches, but they carried on faith in families. Today faced with the threat of the coronavirus and the impossibility of celebrating the Eucharist from a liturgical point of view, Christians, once again, are showing that faith can be equally lived […]
ASIA/AFGHANISTAN - Contagions increase: the only Catholic church and school for disabled children are still closed
Kabul - "In Afghanistan we are still in full lockdown. The Italian Embassy in Kabul continues to be closed and consequently access to the church continues to be blocked, which is situated within the diplomatic headquarters. It must be said that most of the faithful left Afghanistan at the beginning of the epidemic. The nuns have remained who, although unable to attend Mass, can count on the […]
Pope Francis calls for “a more just, equitable and Christian society” after coronavirus crisis
Vatican City, May 30, 2020 / 03:15 pm (CNA).- Our suffering during the coronavirus crisis will have been in vain if we fail to build “a more just, more equitable, more Christian society,” Pope Francis said May 30. In a video message released Saturday, on the eve of Pentecost, the pope urged Catholics to seize the opportunity for change presented by the pandemic. He said: […]
UN and US trade criticism over abortion during coronavirus
CNA Staff, May 30, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- United Nations Human Rights Council has criticized some U.S. states for using the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to restrict abortion. “UN experts are concerned some U.S. states – such as Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee – appear to be manipulating #COVID19 crisis measures to […]
Ahead of Pentecost, Supreme Court backs California coronavirus limits on churches
Denver Newsroom, May 30, 2020 / 11:53 am (CNA).- The Supreme Court ruled in favor of California’s limits on the number of people who may attend a church service, in a decision that saw justices debating whether religious services were being treated more strictly than similar gatherings under restrictions aimed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Chief Justice John […]