A brief round up of the latest news from around the Catholic world.
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Church and state in Panama working together to fight Covid-19
on August 8, 2020 at 4:19 pm
The Church in Panama and the nation’s Ministry of Health sign a cooperation agreement, in order to work together to combat the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
People helping people after bomb in Beirut
on August 8, 2020 at 10:43 am
Ordinary people, such as university student Lori Sleiman, and eye doctor Corrine Lahoud, help as best they can in recovery efforts in Beirut.
Pope: prayers, little gestures sow seeds of God's love in the world
on August 8, 2020 at 10:17 am
Pope Francis sends a message to the Franciscan Minims of the Sacred Heart on the occasion of the death centenary of their foundress.
Facts surrounding bombing in Beirut continue to unfold
on August 8, 2020 at 9:49 am
The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah group has denied rumours that his movement had stored arms at Beirut's port.
US Church in solidarity with the Church in Africa
on August 8, 2020 at 9:32 am
Catholics in the United States hope to aid the Church in Africa as it confronts both pastoral needs and the growing needs caused by Covid-19.
El Salvador, rector of Romero seminary assassinated
on August 8, 2020 at 7:32 am
Father Ricardo Antonio Cortez, Rector of Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero major seminary in the diocese of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, is murdered.
Australian Church urges commitment to mental health under Covid-19
on August 8, 2020 at 6:49 am
Ahead of Social Justice Sunday, August 30, Australia’s Catholic bishops have released a statement urging all to make mental health a priority.
Britain to strengthen borders as migrants cross sea In risk
on August 7, 2020 at 2:44 pm
Britain's government has vowed to strengthen border measures saying a daily record number of people has crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats.
Vatican urges sustainable and responsible tourism for rural development
on August 7, 2020 at 2:26 pm
The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development released a message on Friday in view of World Tourism Day on September 27. It particularly called for promoting rural tourism.
Pope Francis in solidarity with the people of Lebanon
on August 7, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Pope Francis donates 250,000 Euros to assist the Church in Lebanon following a massive explosion on Tuesday in Beirut which killed over a hundred people and injured thousands.
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Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising
on August 7, 2020 at 11:37 pm
CNA Staff, Aug 7, 2020 / 05:37 pm (CNA).- Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event. “During the […]
Cardinal Parolin in Ars for feast of St John Vianney
on August 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm
Rome Newsroom, Aug 4, 2020 / 11:58 am (CNA).- Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, was in Ars Tuesday for the feast of St. John Vianney, the patron of priests. Parolin offered Mass at the Ars shrine, where St. John Vianney is buried, Aug. 4. He later gave a speech on the saint. […]
The Feast of Saint John Vianney – a model for priests
on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 am
Ars, France, Aug 4, 2020 / 03:00 am (CNA).- The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy priest. In contemplating the life of St. John Vianney, one immediately thinks of a […]
John Hume remembered as Northern Ireland's great peacemaker
on August 3, 2020 at 10:01 pm
CNA Staff, Aug 3, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- Retired politician and Nobel laureate John Hume, a major leader in the effort to secure peace in Northern Ireland, died Monday at the age of 83. Many leaders in the region praised his success in responding to one of Europe’s longstanding conflicts. […]
Warsaw cardinal laments ‘desecration’ of Christ statue with rainbow flag
on August 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm
CNA Staff, Aug 2, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- A Polish cardinal has urged protesters to respect religious sensibilities after they attached a rainbow flag to a historic statue of Christ in the capital, Warsaw. In a statement published on the Polish bishops’ conference website July 29, Cardinal […]
Scottish government may face legal challenge over redefinition of ‘woman’
on August 1, 2020 at 11:30 am
CNA Staff, Aug 1, 2020 / 05:30 am (CNA).- A feminist group said Friday that it may launch a legal challenge over new rules to increase female representation on public boards in Scotland, arguing that they redefine the term “woman” to include men. In a press statement July 31, the […]
German military bishop says US wants to 'hinder' International Criminal Court
on August 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 31, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- The military bishop of Germany says that U.S. soldiers should be held accountable to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes. A Catholic University law professor said that while international cooperation for justice is […]
Coronavirus, mental health, and the spiritual life: A priest psychologist offers tips from St. Ignatius
on July 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm
CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Since 2014, Fr. Roger Dawson has run a retreat house in the idyllic countryside of north Wales. When the U.K. went into lockdown in March, he was forced to cancel retreats. But he was determined to find a new way of offering spiritual direction. After […]
English Catholic bishops: Church backs vaccination to protect the most vulnerable
on July 31, 2020 at 9:45 am
CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 03:45 am (CNA).- The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday. In a three-page paper issued July 30, the bishops said they wanted “to provide clarity and assurances to […]
Kidnapped priest remembered for his love of Syrian people
on July 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Rome, Italy, Jul 29, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Seven years after his kidnapping in Syria, Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio was remembered in Rome Wednesday for his love of the Syrian people and his dedication to peace and justice. Dall’Oglio was abducted from the city of Raqqa by Islamic State […]