Minnesota’s bishops are moving ahead with plans to resume Masses at one-third church capacity May 26, a plan that defies current state directives limiting faith-based gatherings to 10 or fewer people.
Minnesota bishops not waiting for governor, resuming larger Masses May 26
Advocates fight traffickers who continue to thrive despite pandemic
Advocates fighting human traffickers are alerting children, parents and vulnerable adults that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed traffickers into new venues, potentially endangering more people to being exploited.
Church wasn’t prepared, either, for pandemic, nuncio to U.S. says
Just like billions of people throughout the world, “the church was not prepared” for the coronavirus pandemic, said Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States, in a May 6 interview with Catholic News Service.
Lynn Varco: COVID-19 and equality of care
The unprecedented scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing efforts to provide critical hospital care have raised serious questions about rationing (limiting access) based on disability or age.
Laura Kelly Fanucci: How to continue the Easter celebration at home
Here are ideas for living out the 50 days of the Easter season with your family
Bishops criticize immigration restrictions, say they will hurt families
Catholic bishops criticized President Donald Trump’s April 22 executive order to temporarily restrict some forms of immigration during the pandemic.
Pope calls for a ‘contagion’ of Easter hope, peace, care for poor
The proclamation of hope, new life and victory over death, he said, should be “a different ‘contagion,’ a message transmitted from heart to heart, for every human heart awaits this good news,” Pope Francis said.
Bishop Kettler: Suspension of public Masses extended through May 15
“While mitigation efforts to date have helped, the coronavirus continues to pose a serious health threat, particularly to the elderly and those with underlying illnesses.”