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  • Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica
    on July 4, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Richmond, Va., Jul 4, 2020 / 03:41 am (CNA).- An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor for the American Catholic experience. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk, Virginia, is the only black Catholic […]

  • ‘God bless America’ - Popes speak to the United States
    on July 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 11:20 am (CNA).- Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis each made apostolic visitations to the United States during the course of their pontificates. As the United States celebrates Independence Day, CNA remembers words to America from each of those popes:Pope FrancisSeptember 24, 2015, Address to a joint session of Congress.  ….I think of […]

  • Sagrada Familia invites medical workers to attend July 4 reopening
    on July 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The Sagrada Família, designed by Antoni Gaudí, will reopen its doors July 4 following a more than 100-day closure due to the coronavirus crisis. The unfinished basilica, which was forced to close to tourists March 13, will offer free entry to medical workers and their families Saturday in the first phase of its reopening. Cardinal Juan […]

  • Vatican appeals for debt relief for developing countries at United Nations
    on July 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Rome Newsroom, Jul 3, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva is urging countries to help relieve the “crippling external debt burdens” of developing countries struggling in the coronavirus pandemic. “There is no doubt that the current COVID-19 crisis will more severely affect the lives and livelihoods of those in the […]

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