Tag: COVID-19 pandemic

Economy in recession? Depression? A blip? All of the above — or none?

Economy in recession? Depression? A blip? All of the above — or none?

| Mark Pattison | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March, not everybody’s job has been relocated to their dining room table.

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Maryland county withdraws restriction that would have curtailed Eucharist

Maryland county withdraws restriction that would have curtailed Eucharist

| Christopher Gunty | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Regulations for the reopening of religious institutions developed by a Maryland county that seemed to disallow the distribution of holy Communion were withdrawn after church leaders voiced opposition.

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Nobody said it would be easy, but you can manage your kids’ screen use

Nobody said it would be easy, but you can manage your kids’ screen use

| Mark Pattison | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The theme song to the Disney Channel’s old “Phineas and Ferb” cartoon series proclaims, “There’s 104 days to summer vacation.” Parents are forgiven for thinking, “Only 104?” They haven’t see much difference between the end of classroom learning and vacation — at least this year.

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Bioethics center: U.K. elderly death rate greatest failure of pandemic

Bioethics center: U.K. elderly death rate greatest failure of pandemic

| Simon Caldwell | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The “extremely high death rate” in U.K. care homes for the elderly will go down as the greatest national failure of the coronavirus crisis, a Catholic bioethics institute said.

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Equality of care

Equality of care

| Lynn Varco | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing efforts to provide critical hospital care have raised serious questions about rationing (limiting access) based on disability or age. Although, like everything else, health care is subject to the problem of scarcity, principles exist for determining the appropriate allocation of medical resources, especially during a pandemic.

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The quiet pandemic victims: Those grieving death

The quiet pandemic victims: Those grieving death

| Mickey Conlon | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The quiet victims during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic have been those grieving the death of a loved one.

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Catholic colleges, universities face pandemic’s financial punch

Catholic colleges, universities face pandemic’s financial punch

| Carol Zimmermann | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic that has impacted the health and economy of the nation particularly dealt a blow to Catholic higher education, from the large universities with hefty endowments to smaller liberal arts schools.

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African Church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown

African Church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown

| Fredrick Nzwili | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

On the night of May 9, Edward Okello, an aeronautical engineer, died when a kitchen knife was plunged into his chest. Vigilance Shighi later said she did not know how the weapon hit her boyfriend, who had beaten her.

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Masses allowed to resume, but for most, 10-person limit too small

Masses allowed to resume, but for most, 10-person limit too small

| Joe Ruff and Maria Wiering | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

For most, the 10-person limit too small

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Catholic doctors say churches essential, offer ‘road map’ to safely reopen

Catholic doctors say churches essential, offer ‘road map’ to safely reopen

| Pablo Kay | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A blue-ribbon panel of Catholic doctors from some of the nation’s top research hospitals and universities said churches should be able to reopen “as safely as other essential services,” after being shut down for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At Sunday Mass, pope offers prayers for sanitation workers

At Sunday Mass, pope offers prayers for sanitation workers

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis offered prayers and thanks to men and women who work each day to ensure that hospitals and neighborhoods are clean during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Justice Department urged to aggressively prosecute pornography vendors

Justice Department urged to aggressively prosecute pornography vendors

| Kurt Jensen | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

A former colleague of Attorney General William Barr is backing a letter from three Catholic bishops asking Barr to aggressively pursue anti-obscenity prosecutions in the wake of increased traffic to online pornography sites with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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