Tag: Coronavirus pandemic

Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By allowing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s temporary block on unnecessary medical procedures, including abortion, to remain, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit March 31 was paying “careful attention to the health and safety needs of Texans” amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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Special task force, fund to help archdiocesan parishes, schools

Special task force, fund to help archdiocesan parishes, schools

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Anne Cullen Miller began taking in the breadth of the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on parishes and schools, she knew the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota would need to play a big role in helping them survive.

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Pope moves Good Friday collection for Holy Land to September

Pope moves Good Friday collection for Holy Land to September

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

With Holy Week celebrations closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis postponed the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land to September.

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Coronavirus draws prayers to saints who cared for plague victims

Coronavirus draws prayers to saints who cared for plague victims

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saints can get a bad rap because sometimes people assume they lived in deep piety removed from the burdens of everyday life.

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St. John Paul showed how to face suffering by embracing God, Mary

St. John Paul showed how to face suffering by embracing God, Mary

| Carol Glatz | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Remembering St. John Paul II and the 15th anniversary of his death, Pope Francis encouraged people to pray for his intercession and trust in Divine Mercy, especially during these “difficult days” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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It will be a palmless Sunday at most U.S. parishes

It will be a palmless Sunday at most U.S. parishes

| Mark Pattison | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Don’t expect any palms this Passion Sunday.

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Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, seven seminarians gathered in a semicircle in the St. Paul Seminary chapel to sing the Ave Maria. Their intended audience: Pope Francis.

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Catholic school leaders ask that private school families, nonprofits be eligible

Catholic school leaders ask that private school families, nonprofits be eligible

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Leaders from 10 Catholic schools in St. Paul, including St. Agnes, St. Peter Claver and Cretin-Durham Hall, asked Mayor Melvin Carter to include Catholic school families and nonprofits in a proposed St. Paul Bridge Fund set to go before the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority April 1.

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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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Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because of her devotion to St. Joseph, Anne Spinharney wanted her wedding to be on his feast day, March 19. But when she and her now-husband, Jordan Spinharney, were planning their 2020 wedding, they noticed the feast fell on a Thursday.

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Amid coronavirus sacrifices, some bishops allow Friday meat in Lent

Amid coronavirus sacrifices, some bishops allow Friday meat in Lent

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the U.S., this Lent started out with some people discussing if it was acceptable to eat plant-based burgers on Fridays in Lent.

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