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  • Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’
    on May 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 26, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he in police custody a “tragedy,” and welcomed an investigation. A video circulated online on Tuesday of a May 25 arrest in Minneapolis. In the video an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department can be seen kneeling on the neck of a man […]

  • Priest says water gun baptism photo meant to be 'funny'
    on May 26, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 12:55 pm (CNA).- The Tennessee priest in a now viral photograph that seemed to depict a baptism by water gun has told parishioners that the photo was staged, and was meant to be funny. “This is what Fr. Steve said about this: 1) The family had requested for him to do this pose as copied from several posts of priests circulating around the internet. He agreed […]

  • Chinese bishop who suffered years of forced labor dies at 98
    on May 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Rome Newsroom, May 26, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor in the 1980s for bringing Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan died this month at the age of 98. Joseph Zhu Baoyu, bishop emeritus of Nanyang, made headlines in February for reportedly being the oldest person to recover from the […]

  • Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage
    on May 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed beginning a trial in November to prosecute journalists and media outlets for violating a court-imposed reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell in 2018. Victoria Supreme Court Judge John Dixon said Tuesday that the trial could begin as soon as November 9, but prosecutors and lawyers for […]

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