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by Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ Vatican City, Jun 30, 2020 / 08:40 pm MT (CNA).- Last Saturday, June 27, many churches witnessed the ordinations of dozens of priests and deacons, in ceremonies that were far from typical. Even while some parts of the world “reopen” after the first wave of

CNA Staff, Jun 30, 2020 / 04:10 pm MT (CNA).- A woman in Texas says that her husband was denied treatment for COVID-19, was moved to a hospice, and then starved for six days after a doctor decided that his quality of life did not merit care due to his

CNA Staff, Jun 29, 2020 / 11:01 pm MT (CNA).- Amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Texas, four retired clerics, including two bishops, have tested positive at a priests’ retirement home in Houston. “We ask that you please pray for all those impacted by COVID-19, and in particular for

CNA Staff, Jun 26, 2020 / 06:01 pm MT (CNA).- Federal coronavirus aid to private schools is now enforceable by law, the U.S. Department of Education has said, following concerns that Catholic and other non-public schools were being excluded from sufficient epidemic relief funds to support protective equipment for students

CNA Staff, Jun 25, 2020 / 11:48 am MT (CNA).- Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has called for a moratorium on the United States’ deportation of Haitians during the coronavirus pandemic, warning that Haiti’s healthcare system is not prepared to manage a widespread coronavirus outbreak. “An ongoing surge of infection could

Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2020 / 04:18 pm MT (CNA).- New York City cannot enforce coronavirus restrictions strictly on religious gatherings and leave mass public protests untouched, leading U.S. Department of Justice officials said in a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Mayor de Blasio’s recent public

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Jun 23, 2020 / 10:30 am MT (CNA).- Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies,

by Anna Wilgenbusch Minneapolis, Minn., Jun 14, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- When it’s time for camp this summer, Catholic youth around the country will listen to inspirational talks, make friends in small groups, and sing praise and worship music around a bonfire– all in their very own living

CNA Staff, Jun 12, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- The Justice Department (DOJ) praised a Maryland county council on Wednesday for protecting the First Amendment rights of protesters and said it now expects them to extend the same protections to religious gatherings. In a June 10 letter to the

by Perry West Denver, Colo., Jun 6, 2020 / 05:06 pm MT (CNA).- As restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have forced churches to close or limit their activity in recent months, priests across the U.S. may be feeling “nonessential” as they struggle to support or