Tag: Pandemic

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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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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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

| Cindy Wooden | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special “Mass in the Time of Pandemic” to plead for God’s mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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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Amid pandemic, health care professionals find support, strength in faith

Amid pandemic, health care professionals find support, strength in faith

| Tom Tracy | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The tsunami of fear around the COVID-19 pandemic and the way it caught the world’s medical community often lacking resources, testing and protective equipment is now testing the faith of U.S. medical professionals.

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‘When crisis strikes’: On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish bishops offer prayers

‘When crisis strikes’: On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish bishops offer prayers

| Sarah Mac Donald | March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

With all St. Patrick’s Day parades and events canceled due to restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic, most bishops and priests celebrated Masses via webcam or parish radio.

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Science-solidarity combo needed to stop pandemic, says Vatican official

Science-solidarity combo needed to stop pandemic, says Vatican official

| Cindy Wooden | March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The effects of the coronavirus can be defeated only with a combination of science and solidarity, said the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican office that distributes free tickets to papal events has posted a notice on its website that “the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful.”

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