Tag: Coronavirus pandemic

Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

The bishops of the state of Washington said suspension of the public celebration of Mass because of the coronavirus pandemic was undertaken “not out of fear, but out of our deepest respect for human life and health.”

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Pandemic has changed parish outreach methods ‘forever,’ says evangelist

Pandemic has changed parish outreach methods ‘forever,’ says evangelist

| Peter Finney Jr. | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

During two months of social isolation, the work of American business has migrated, ready or not, into the home.

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Catholic Cemeteries gates are open, but services look different during pandemic

Catholic Cemeteries gates are open, but services look different during pandemic

| Susan Klemond | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

People visiting a Catholic Cemeteries site in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will find that much has changed because of COVID-19, but much remains the same.

Memorial Day Masses May 25 are canceled because of the pandemic. At burials, only 10 people at a time are allowed at a grave site, and everyone must maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart to help prevent spread of the virus.

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Panelists admit sacramental life is hard without the dimension of touch

Panelists admit sacramental life is hard without the dimension of touch

| Mark Pattison | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a “touchless” environment spawned by the coronavirus pandemic, living out the church’s sacramental life is tough without the element of touch: the reception of the Eucharist, the baptism with water, the laying on of hands, the anointing with oil.

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The quiet pandemic victims: Those grieving death

The quiet pandemic victims: Those grieving death

| Mickey Conlon | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The quiet victims during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic have been those grieving the death of a loved one.

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Catholic colleges, universities face pandemic’s financial punch

Catholic colleges, universities face pandemic’s financial punch

| Carol Zimmermann | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic that has impacted the health and economy of the nation particularly dealt a blow to Catholic higher education, from the large universities with hefty endowments to smaller liberal arts schools.

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African Church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown

African Church leaders work to curb domestic abuse during lockdown

| Fredrick Nzwili | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

On the night of May 9, Edward Okello, an aeronautical engineer, died when a kitchen knife was plunged into his chest. Vigilance Shighi later said she did not know how the weapon hit her boyfriend, who had beaten her.

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Masses allowed to resume, but for most, 10-person limit too small

Masses allowed to resume, but for most, 10-person limit too small

| Joe Ruff and Maria Wiering | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

For most, the 10-person limit too small

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Catholic doctors say churches essential, offer ‘road map’ to safely reopen

Catholic doctors say churches essential, offer ‘road map’ to safely reopen

| Pablo Kay | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A blue-ribbon panel of Catholic doctors from some of the nation’s top research hospitals and universities said churches should be able to reopen “as safely as other essential services,” after being shut down for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Advocates seek debt relief so poor nations can better respond to pandemic

Advocates seek debt relief so poor nations can better respond to pandemic

| Dennis Sadowski | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Advocates for debt relief for the world’s poorest countries are calling on international policymakers to cancel debt payments and expand debt relief for developing nations to bolster health care and protect vulnerable people and workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope makes donation to fund scholarships in Lebanon

Pope makes donation to fund scholarships in Lebanon

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis donated $200,000 to fund educational scholarships in Lebanon, which is facing a devastating economic crisis compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Though hard times ahead, Vatican not at risk of default, official says

Though hard times ahead, Vatican not at risk of default, official says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Although the Vatican is facing difficult years ahead due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, its budget is not facing a massive default, said the prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.

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