In the United States, restrictions include keeping priests from visiting patients in hospitals.
“If you knew you were going to die, what would it mean to die with dignity?”
Fifth Sunday of Lent
First reading: Ez 37:12-14
Second reading: Rom 8:8-11
Gospel: Jn 11:1-45
St. Corona, who is not the namesake for the virus, historically was often prayed to by people seeking her help in times of trouble.
Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time (12 p.m. Central Time) March 27.
Pope Francis joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world recite the Lord’s Prayer amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The USCCB has launched a yearlong nationwide initiative is called “Walking With Moms in Need: A Year of Service,” to accompany pregnant or parenting woman in need.
Europe’s Catholic shrines have followed directives for combating the coronavirus by tightly restricting organized events, although some pledged to stay open for Masses and pastoral care.