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Friday, April 17, 2020

Little Sisters retirement home sees 11 COVID-related deaths

Pope proposes considering a 'universal basic wage'
In an Easter letter to members of popular movements and organizations, Pope Francis suggested that the coronavirus crisis may be an occasion to consider a universal basic wage.

This Japanese painter found the faith through sacred art
Osamu Giovanni Micico had never read the Bible, knew nothing of the stories of Christ in the gospels, and had never heard of the apostles, when his experience studying sacred art...

Why Christians believe in resurrection, not reincarnation
Every time Christians recite the Apostles’ Creed, they affirm their belief in what will happen to them after death: “'I believe in the resurrection of the body and...

Christ is near to us all, Cardinal Pell tells Italians at Easter
In a video message sent to his Italian friends to mark Easter Sunday, Cardinal George Pell recalled the joy of Christ’s Resurrection, and said that despite coronavirus...

Full text: Pope Francis' Easter Urbi et Orbi Message 2020
Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi message, delivered April 12 at the Basilica of St. Peter.

One year after the fire, a French priest's tribute to Notre-Dame
For Fr. Pierre Amar, Notre-Dame de Paris has always been a masterpiece, “the very example of supreme beauty,” but now the Marian cathedral is also “a great burnt...

Pope Francis expresses concern for New Yorkers amid coronavirus
Pope Francis phoned Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York Tuesday to express his concern for the people of New York during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 10,000 deaths in the...

US bishops join Pope Francis' call for global ceasefire to counter coronavirus
The U.S. bishops have echoed Pope Francis’ call for a global ceasefire to help defend vulnerable populations from the COVID-19 virus and respond to the global pandemic.

Judge rules abortion access outweighs efforts to fight coronavirus
A federal judge said on Easter Sunday that the state of Alabama cannot move to limit abortion procedures through measures intended to focus medical resources on fighting...

In New York, former Catholic nursing home opens as COVID rehab center
A former Catholic nursing home in New York state is set to open as a rehabilitation center for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who have been discharged from Catholic hospitals but...

Little Sisters retirement home sees 11 COVID-related deaths
A retirement residence run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Delaware has seen almost a dozen deaths related to the novel coronavirus, although the sisters say other sick...

'Robustly enforce' chemical abortion regulations, Congressmen tell FDA
More than 150 members of Congress have written to the Food and Drug Administration in support of continued regulation of chemical abortions.

Las Cruces bishop first in US to resume public Masses amid pandemic
The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass and told priests they may resume sacramental ministry if they follow state-ordered...

Poland considers citizen-proposed ban on abortion of those with severe disabilities
Poland's parliament will consider a citizen-initiated bill to ban abortion in cases where the unborn child has a severe abnormality, though it is unclear whether the bill has...

US group calls Pakistan blocking of aid to Christians, Hindus 'reprehensible'
The U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom has called on the Pakistani government to ensure aid for the COVID-19 pandemic is being justly distributed to religious minorities, after...

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