Tag: Coronavirus epidemic

Catholic college graduations: No pomp, but a lot of circumstance this year

Catholic college graduations: No pomp, but a lot of circumstance this year

| Carol Zimmermann | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Graduation ceremonies, the hallowed traditions of colleges and universities around the country, are as upended — but also marked with creativity — as school lectures and seminars have been since mid-March.

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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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African church leaders: Insurgents could increase attacks during pandemic

African church leaders: Insurgents could increase attacks during pandemic

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In African countries already plagued by instability, church leaders expressed concern about increased insecurity.

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Pope thanks pharmacists for helping people during pandemic

Pope thanks pharmacists for helping people during pandemic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he was called out for forgetting to thank a group of people who also are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus epidemic: pharmacists.

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Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

| Paul Haring | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis celebrated a somber Palm Sunday Mass in a location he goes to most frequently for the funerals of deceased cardinals.

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Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

With self-isolation becoming more widespread due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis thanked journalists and members of the media who inform people and help them cope with loneliness.

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A crisis that may be an opportunity

A crisis that may be an opportunity

| Greg Erlandson | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste,” said former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. His adage came to mind as I surveyed the human and economic wreckage strewn in the wake of the coronavirus.

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University of St. Thomas to cancel in-person classes

University of St. Thomas to cancel in-person classes

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul will suspend in-person classes starting March 16, with students instructed to continue their coursework online, the university announced March 12.

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Pope urges priests to tend to sick, health care workers during epidemic

Pope urges priests to tend to sick, health care workers during epidemic

| Carol Glatz | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed that priests would find the courage to visit those who are sick and offer accompaniment to health care professionals and volunteers working during the coronavirus epidemic while also keeping themselves and others safe.

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Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

| Ryan Harms | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Amid continuing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Catholics in the Philippines have been asked not to kiss or touch the cross when they venerate it on Good Friday, April 10.

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Vietnamese priest serves villagers quarantined for coronavirus

Vietnamese priest serves villagers quarantined for coronavirus

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Vietnamese priest who offers voluntary services to villagers quarantined for the coronavirus has called on people to respect and give medical supplies to them.

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Chinese church charity appeals for medical supplies to fight coronavirus

Chinese church charity appeals for medical supplies to fight coronavirus

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

As deaths continue to rise from the coronavirus epidemic, China faces a severe shortage of medical supplies, according to the only Catholic charity in the communist nation.

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