Tag: COVID-19

Md. county official says in new decree schools cannot open before Oct. 1

Md. county official says in new decree schools cannot open before Oct. 1

| Richard Szczepanowski | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Citing regulations to circumvent Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s related Aug. 3 emergency order, Montgomery County’s health officer issued a new directive Aug. 5 again stating that due to increasing rates in the spread of COVID-19, nonpublic schools there cannot reopen for in-person instruction until at least Oct. 1.

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Mary foretold COVID-19 pandemic, alleged visionary claims

Mary foretold COVID-19 pandemic, alleged visionary claims

| August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

An Italian woman who claims to regularly experience supernatural visions said Mary told her in September 2019 that a new disease would soon emerge from China.

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Complicated crossings: Pandemic has not stopped migration

Complicated crossings: Pandemic has not stopped migration

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the situation of migrants and refugees, but it has not stopped people from seeking safety and a better life abroad, and it has not diverted the Vatican’s attention from their plight.

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Citing COVID-19 economic toll, Newark closing five schools, merging three

Citing COVID-19 economic toll, Newark closing five schools, merging three

| August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Citing the toll COVID-19 is taking on school enrollments and finances, the Archdiocese of Newark’s Office of Schools announced Aug. 4 that five elementary schools will not reopen this fall and three elementary schools will consolidate with nearby school communities.

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St. Paul church temporarily closes after visiting priest tests positive for coronavirus

St. Paul church temporarily closes after visiting priest tests positive for coronavirus

| August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Louis King of France church and its ministries in downtown St. Paul closed Aug. 4 as Marist priests serving there went into quarantine because a visiting priest tested positive for COVID-19.

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Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely

Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely

| Bronwen Dachs | August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

In communities around the world, the social isolation that keeps elders safe from the coronavirus but precludes going to church is proving extremely difficult for many. In some remote areas, younger generations are helping their elders.

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Vatican workers who meet public tested for COVID-19 antibodies

Vatican workers who meet public tested for COVID-19 antibodies

| Carol Glatz | August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Vatican employees and workers who have contact with the public are being tested for the antibodies for COVID-19, said the new director of the Vatican department of health and hygiene.

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Undocumented immigrants with COVID symptoms may be suffering in silence

Undocumented immigrants with COVID symptoms may be suffering in silence

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Raul Castaneda, 48, didn’t feel well, with fluctuating fevers and fatigue, in the two weeks before he died of COVID-19 in April. But he didn’t want to seek medical attention.

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Jesuit superior warns of pandemic’s threat to democracy

Jesuit superior warns of pandemic’s threat to democracy

| July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Human lives and jobs are not the only things threatened by the coronavirus pandemic: In many countries, democracy and efforts to build a more just world also are under attack, said Father Arturo Sosa, superior general of the Jesuits.

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‘It spreads so fast,’ says Iowa Catholic; COVID-19 hits 15 family members

‘It spreads so fast,’ says Iowa Catholic; COVID-19 hits 15 family members

| Lindsay Steele | July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Alicia Nava flipped through family photographs the morning of July 25, she said solemnly from behind a floral print mask, “We were taking precautions.”

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COVID-19 magnifies the crisis of the family

COVID-19 magnifies the crisis of the family

| Jack Lawlis | July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our families have emerged as many people’s primary community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This fits the family’s natural role in society, but the change has not been easy. Many families have experienced new challenges amid COVID-19.

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Notre Dame won’t host Sept. 29 presidential debate; venue moves to Ohio

Notre Dame won’t host Sept. 29 presidential debate; venue moves to Ohio

| July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of Notre Dame has withdrawn as the host site for the first presidential debate, with its president saying the health precautions required because of COVID-19 “would have greatly diminished the educational value” of having the debate on campus.

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