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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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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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Catholic bioethicist: COVID-19 vaccine could be question of conscience

Catholic bioethicist: COVID-19 vaccine could be question of conscience

| Simon Caldwell | April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Headline edited 4/30, 11:48 a.m. There is “no absolute duty” to boycott any COVID-19 vaccine produced with the help of cells derived from aborted fetuses, said a researcher from a Catholic bioethics institute. Scientists from the University of Oxford, England, are conducting human trials of a possible vaccine against the coronavirus in the hope that […]

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Few sermons mention abortion in U.S. Christianity, Pew finds

Few sermons mention abortion in U.S. Christianity, Pew finds

| Mark Pattison | April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The percentage of sermons about abortion is in the single digits, according to a Pew Research Center study, the results of which were released April 29.

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Sainthood cause for Dorothy Day picking up steam in U.S.

Sainthood cause for Dorothy Day picking up steam in U.S.

| Mark Pattison | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The sainthood cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to send to the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

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Pandemic highlights disparities in ethnic communities

Pandemic highlights disparities in ethnic communities

| Rhina Guidos | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tanya Granillo de Vasquez thought that if coronavirus were to enter her apartment in Uniondale, New York, it would be because of her husband Juan, who works in a local supermarket. But in April, it was she who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease the virus causes. While her husband’s test came up negative, she became one of almost 300,000 New Yorkers who had contracted the virus by April 28.

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Pope approves foundation promoting example, works of Pope John Paul I

Pope approves foundation promoting example, works of Pope John Paul I

| Carol Glatz | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis approved the establishment of the John Paul I Vatican Foundation to preserve and promote the writings, thinking, example and study of “the smiling pope.”

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