Church life expected to reflect safe practices when public Masses resume

Social distancing in pews, requirements that Massgoers wear facial protection and even Masses without distribution of holy Communion or having distribution moved to the end of a liturgy or to another time are all possibilities depending on local circumstances and the prudential judgment of bishops.

Pandemic highlights disparities in ethnic communities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a recent statement that “current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups,” particularly Latinos and black Americans.

Franciscan University to pay tuition costs for new students in fall

In response to the unprecedented economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio university announced April 21, 2020, it will cover the remainder of tuition costs, after scholarships and grants have been applied, for the fall 2020 semester for all incoming full-time undergraduate students enrolled in its on-campus programs.