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Irish Dominican who trained as a doctor is back helping fight COVID-19

Irish Dominican who trained as a doctor is back helping fight COVID-19

| Michael Kelly | May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

An Irish Dominican brother who trained as a doctor is back treating patients with COVID-19.

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Maronite bishop says he learned a lot from his COVID-19 experience

Maronite bishop says he learned a lot from his COVID-19 experience

| Carol Zimmermann | May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, who heads the Eparchy of St. Maron in Brooklyn, New York, is pretty sure he came down with symptoms of COVID-19 from helping a man who had fallen and was coughing on a Brooklyn street.

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Bishops around country consecrate U.S. to Mary amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bishops around country consecrate U.S. to Mary amid COVID-19 pandemic

| Mark Pattison | May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishops throughout the United States reconsecrated the country to Mary as the nation continues to struggle in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospital chaplains talk about their ministry in the midst of pandemic

Hospital chaplains talk about their ministry in the midst of pandemic

| Dave Guthro | May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It’s about being present to the human person in those moments of need when we come to experience how vulnerable we all are, and though I may not be able to do something to change the situation, I can still be with that person in need and offer what I have, my very presence to give comfort.”

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Panelists say pandemic’s impact should prompt reflection, action

Panelists say pandemic’s impact should prompt reflection, action

| Sydney Clark | April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Four panelists participated in a Georgetown University-sponsored virtual discussion April 27 about how the pandemic has not only changed lives but also how young Catholics can serve right now and be models of hope.

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Church life expected to reflect safe practices when public Masses resume

Church life expected to reflect safe practices when public Masses resume

| Dennis Sadowski | April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

When public Masses and the celebration of the sacraments resume in dioceses where they were suspended, the look and feel of worship are not expected to be that which parishioners have been accustomed.

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Go slow in reopening, two business leaders advise at Santa Clara forum

Go slow in reopening, two business leaders advise at Santa Clara forum

| Mark Pattison | April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two business leaders advised going slow when reopening in a pandemic environment during an April 29 forum sponsored by Jesuit-run Santa Clara University in California’s Silicon Valley.

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Case closed: Vatican says bones are not those of missing woman

Case closed: Vatican says bones are not those of missing woman

| Cindy Wooden | April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because all of the human bones found in a Vatican cemetery last summer were at least 100 years old, the Vatican City State court officially closed its investigation into the possibility that some of the remains belonged to a teenage woman missing for more than 30 years.

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Catholic women reflect on pregnancy, childbirth during the pandemic

Catholic women reflect on pregnancy, childbirth during the pandemic

| Katie Scott | April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

At 8 a.m. on Easter, two days before giving birth, Jennifer Ratigan pulled into a hospital parking lot and waited for a physician’s assistant — donning full protective garb, including a face mask and shield — to reach through a rolled-down window to swab her nose for a COVID-19 test.

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Pope: Be simple, concrete like children when acknowledging sins

Pope: Be simple, concrete like children when acknowledging sins

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like children who usually speak without sugarcoating their words, Christians must be simple yet concrete when acknowledging their sins, Pope Francis said.

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Build emotional capital to fight COVID-19, Catholic psychologists say

Build emotional capital to fight COVID-19, Catholic psychologists say

| Damian Avevor | April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

While the world awaits vaccines and medications to avert the global COVID-19 pandemic, some Catholic psychologists in Ghana have expressed worry that the updates and news in the West African country are adversely affecting the emotions of citizens.

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Refugees at outreach center share hardships experienced during pandemic

Refugees at outreach center share hardships experienced during pandemic

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than a dozen men, women and children provided a glimpse into the desperate living conditions they endure in Nogales, Mexico, while the world struggles with COVID-19.

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