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Harry Connick Jr. mourns death of priest in online tribute

Harry Connick Jr. mourns death of priest in online tribute

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pianist, crooner and actor Harry Connick Jr. mourned the coronavirus-related death of the priest who gave him his first job in New York City and who married Connick and his wife, actress Jill Goodacre.

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Nova Scotia archbishop offers condolences after largest mass shooting

Nova Scotia archbishop offers condolences after largest mass shooting

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

With 19 deaths so far confirmed from the largest mass shooting in Canadian history, Halifax-Yarmouth Archbishop Anthony Mancini offered condolences to the families of those killed, particularly the family of RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson.

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Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses

Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses

| Carol Zimmermann | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the country, churches have been forced to follow states’ stay-in-place guidelines, which some see as an infringement of their religious freedom.

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Amid pandemic, politicians must put country over party, pope says

Amid pandemic, politicians must put country over party, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis began his morning Mass by praying for political leaders and calling on them to put the welfare of their people above their party’s interests during the coronavirus pandemic.

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African church leaders: Insurgents could increase attacks during pandemic

African church leaders: Insurgents could increase attacks during pandemic

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In African countries already plagued by instability, church leaders expressed concern about increased insecurity.

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Prepare now for post-pandemic ministry, church professionals urge

Prepare now for post-pandemic ministry, church professionals urge

| Dennis Sadowski | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

While church lockdowns remain the norm in much of the country, parish management and ministry professionals say now is the time for parishes and dioceses to find ways to creatively keep the faithful engaged when the weekslong coronavirus hibernation ends.

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Pandemic magnifies questions explored by ‘Nuns and Nones’ ongoing dialogue

Pandemic magnifies questions explored by ‘Nuns and Nones’ ongoing dialogue

| Soli Salgado | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

For four years, the “Nuns and Nones” movement has been cultivating an intergenerational community that addresses the existential questions now plaguing the rest of the world amid a global pandemic.

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Vatican donates ventilators to hospitals in Syria, sets up emergency fund

Vatican donates ventilators to hospitals in Syria, sets up emergency fund

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the name of Pope Francis, the Congregation for Eastern Churches said it is sending 10 ventilators to Syria and three to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jerusalem to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Head of FDA urged to ensure any COVID vaccine be free of abortion connection

Head of FDA urged to ensure any COVID vaccine be free of abortion connection

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees, joined by the leaders of several health care, bioethics and pro-life organizations, “urgently and respectfully” implored the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure any vaccines developed for the coronavirus “are free from any connection to abortion.”

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Catholic school uniform company now making, donating face masks

Catholic school uniform company now making, donating face masks

| Carol Zimmermann | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Tom Shipley, chairman of Dennis Uniform in Portland, Oregon, wondered how to respond to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the bolts of plaid fabric and sewing machines at the Portland uniform factory that has been in his family for three generations provided an obvious answer.

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Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Basically, we want to be prepared for the worst, even though we’re hoping for the best,” Bishop Cozzens said. “The Church always has special care for the dying, and we especially want to give them peace of conscience, and the sacraments can do that.”

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Pope postpones World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day

Pope postpones World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has agreed with a recommendation by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to postpone by one year the next gatherings of the World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day.

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