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‘Every man for himself’ is not a solution to pandemic, pope says

‘Every man for himself’ is not a solution to pandemic, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

As more and more countries start to feel the economic pinch due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis urged business leaders to seek solutions that will not hurt employees and their families.

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Complaining, inertia are seeds of the devil, pope says

Complaining, inertia are seeds of the devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many Christians are caught in a trap of complaining about everything and doing nothing about it, Pope Francis said in his morning Mass.

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Catholic leaders praise Colorado’s repeal of death penalty

Catholic leaders praise Colorado’s repeal of death penalty

| Carol Zimmermann | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders praised Colorado Gov. Jared Polis for signing a death penalty repeal bill into law March 23, making Colorado the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty.

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Naumann: Mark anniversary of ‘Gospel of Life’ with commitment to moms

Naumann: Mark anniversary of ‘Gospel of Life’ with commitment to moms

| Julie Asher | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II’s “prophetic encyclical” on the value and inviolability of human life, “The Gospel of Life” (“Evangelium Vitae”) provides “a clear challenge” to Catholics, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee.

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Coronavirus restrictions throw weddings, funeral plans in disarray

Coronavirus restrictions throw weddings, funeral plans in disarray

| Tim Swift | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

As events large and small have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Maryland bride-to-be Lauren Fischetti had to make a decision. She was not waiting until mid-April. She was getting married right now.

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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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Kathleen McChesney, advocate for abuse victims, to receive Laetare Medal

Kathleen McChesney, advocate for abuse victims, to receive Laetare Medal

| Carol Zimmermann | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kathleen McChesney, a former FBI executive assistant and the first person to lead the U.S. bishops’ Office of Child and Youth Protection, will receive the 2020 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame.

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First U.S. clergy fatality from COVID-19 a deacon in Washington

First U.S. clergy fatality from COVID-19 a deacon in Washington

| Rhina Guidos | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Franciscan friar who was on his way to join a new religious community in New York became Washington’s first COVID-19 fatality March 20 and the first known U.S. Catholic cleric to die after contracting the coronavirus.

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N.J. archdiocese launches online site for parish donations during crisis

N.J. archdiocese launches online site for parish donations during crisis

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newark Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin has announced a Parishes in Need fundraising initiative specifically aimed at supporting continued outreach and archdiocesan parish communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

| Cindy Wooden | March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.

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Parish’s drive-in offers Catholics safe way to adore Blessed Sacrament

Parish’s drive-in offers Catholics safe way to adore Blessed Sacrament

| Josephine von Dohlen | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, a 5-foot-tall monstrance stood on an altar outside the doors of St. Andrew Apostle School in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of Washington.

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Vatican says general absolution may be permissible during pandemic

Vatican says general absolution may be permissible during pandemic

| Cindy Wooden | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In places particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and with severe limits on people leaving their homes, conditions may exist to grant general absolution to the faithful without them personally confessing their sins first, the Vatican said.

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