Archive for April, 2020

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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Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

With local hospitals tightening restrictions for entering the rooms of patients with COVID-19, Bishop Andrew Cozzens is addressing an important pastoral need — administering the sacrament of the anointing of the sick to those suffering from the illness who are in danger of dying.

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‘CYA: The Musical’ virtual choir offers ‘quarantine’ advice: You gotta let go

‘CYA: The Musical’ virtual choir offers ‘quarantine’ advice: You gotta let go

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t until after Father Kowalczyk was done editing the video and mixing the sound that he really stepped back to hear the lyrics anew, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, he said.

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National, archdiocesan renewal of consecrations to Mary to be livestreamed

National, archdiocesan renewal of consecrations to Mary to be livestreamed

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The faithful can join in prayer as part of renewal of consecrations to Mary in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, both on the national level May 1 and in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis May 3.

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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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U.S. bishops issue statement in support of migrant farmworkers during pandemic

U.S. bishops issue statement in support of migrant farmworkers during pandemic

| Rhina Guidos | April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Four U.S. Catholic bishops called on government officials to consider the role and plight of U.S. migrant farmworkers during the coronavirus pandemic and made recommendations that include free testing and care should the workers test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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