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Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

With self-isolation becoming more widespread due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis thanked journalists and members of the media who inform people and help them cope with loneliness.

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Declare a jubilee: Pandemic is time to forgive debts, cardinal suggests

Declare a jubilee: Pandemic is time to forgive debts, cardinal suggests

| Cindy Wooden | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Could the coronavirus-19 crisis lead to a jubilee?” Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle wondered out loud during a Mass livestreamed from the Pontifical Philippine College in Rome.

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Wave of cancellations hits Catholic conferences and conventions

Wave of cancellations hits Catholic conferences and conventions

| Mark Pattison | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Is this what they mean by “cancel culture”?

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Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

| Rhina Guidos | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

From a darkened room, the immigrant spoke in mid-March via Skype to a reporter from the TV station Guatevision, which focuses on issues pertaining to Guatemalans in and outside of the country.

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Prelate advises cellphones can’t be used to administer sacraments

Prelate advises cellphones can’t be used to administer sacraments

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Administering the sacrament of reconciliation via cellphone is impermissible under church teaching, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship.

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Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

| Simon Caldwell | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The English bishops have expressed their shock at an emergency policy to allow “do-it-yourself abortions” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A parishioner finds lessons on her way home in the midst of a pandemic

A parishioner finds lessons on her way home in the midst of a pandemic

| Rhina Guidos | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens and residents were abroad as news of the rapid spread of COVID-19 dispersed almost as fast as the virus that causes it around the world.

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Student Knights bring peers together for virtual fish fry using Zoom

Student Knights bring peers together for virtual fish fry using Zoom

| Andy Telli | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The university students who belong to the Knights of Columbus council at University Catholic in Nashville decided that if their fellow students couldn’t come to their Lenten fish fry, they would bring the fish fry to them.

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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary helpers

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary helpers

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Individuals and families in parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are springing into action in new ways to respond to people’s needs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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