Delaware lifts controversial rules for reopening churches

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 3, 2020 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- The governor of Delaware has amended controversial restrictions on houses of worship after a local church threatened a lawsuit.  In an updated guidance released by Gov. John Carney (D) on the evening of June 2,...

Racial justice is a pro-life issue, says leading pro-life legislator

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 3, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Pro-life advocates must speak out in defense of all human life–including issues of racial justice and deaths at the hands of police, a prominent pro-life lawmaker told CNA Wednesday. Louisiana state...

PMS Director in Bangladesh Grateful for Pontifical Support

“The coronavirus pandemic has given us the opportunity to rethink our missionary service in Bangladesh. The Catholic Church in Bangladesh is always close to the poor and most vulnerable, with its limited resources, but with so much generosity and authentic charity. We...

Pandemic Slows Registration of New Parish in Uzbekistan

“The lockdown has had the effect of blocking the construction process and registration of a new parish in the city of Angren. At the beginning of the year, we had started to collect the necessary documents for the official opening of a new church and a new pastoral...

Pope Gives US Bishops an Encouraging Call

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops received a call from Pope Francis today, where the Holy Father expressed his prayers and closeness to the Church and the people of the United States in this moment of...

Detroit archdiocese's parish restructuring aims for more than mergers

CNA Staff, Jun 3, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced a major restructuring process that could combine over 200 parishes into “family” groupings that aim to alter and, perhaps, avoid, aspects of the parish merger model. “Even before the...

Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O., Requiescat in Pace

Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O. the founding superior of the Toronto Oratory, has just gone to eternity, after a brief illness. Ordained in 1962, just as the Second Vatican Council was beginning, Father Robinson saw the writing on the wall, that there was a need to...