USCCB: Supreme Court has 'redefined' the meaning of 'sex'

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 05:43 pm (CNA).- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered whether federal civil rights law considers sexual identity and gender identity to be covered by laws...

Rockville Centre diocese faces bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 05:41 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Rockville Centre has requested a pause in the proceedings of numerous sex abuse lawsuits it is facing, and said it may have to declare bankruptcy if it is not granted. Two fellow New York dioceses, Buffalo and...

King of Spain thanks Catholic Church for charitable work during pandemic

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- King Felipe VI of Spain called Cardinal Juan José Omella, president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, on June 11 to express his condolences for priests who have died from COVID-19, and to thank the Church for its work in...

Maryland Catholic bishops: Fighting racism requires more than words

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 02:50 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church should be at the forefront of efforts to address racial inequality – not only through words, but through actions, said the bishops of Maryland on Monday. In a June 15 letter, the Maryland bishops said “we...

Cardinal Pell: Gospel ‘helped me to survive’ in prison

Cardinal George Pell told a group of Australian students that his Christian faith helped him persevere through his time in prison, and offered advice on how to overcome grief and stressful situations. Pell, in one of his first public appearances since his April...

Scotus Unravels the Social Order Yet Further

In 1964, the United States passed the Civil Rights Act, which forbade unjust discrimination based on ‘race, color, religion, sex or national origin’. Today, in 2020, the United States Supreme Court decreed that homosexuality must be added to that list, and that ‘sex’...