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Monday, March 9, 2020

Vatican Museums closed until April 3

Pope Francis will lead Sunday Angelus via video over coronavirus fears
Pope Francis will lead the Sunday Angelus prayer via video link, the Vatican has announced. The pope will also hold this week’s Wednesday general audience in the same way.

What Catholic clergy and laity have in common: a Gospel mission  
Catholic clergy and laity have a shared responsibility to proclaim the Gospel, speakers at a conference sponsored by the University of Notre Dame have said.

Louisiana AG: Argument against Unsafe Abortion Act ‘absolutely a lie’
In a Thursday interview, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said efforts to conflate the case with a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, struck down by the court in 2016,...

How Franciscans in Syria are helping kids heal from war trauma
As a wartime missionary priest in Aleppo, Fr. Firas Lufti witnessed the trauma endured by a generation of Syrian children who have spent the entirety of their lives in the...

New president of German bishops says he is following the 'big footsteps' of Cardinal Marx
The new president of the German bishops’ conference has emphasized his support for the ongoing synodal process of German bishops and laity, and for a paper suggesting...

Diocese of Rome cancels all public Masses, announces day of fasting and prayer
The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday...

Make Syria ‘priority’ over ‘every other interest’ says Pope Francis
Pope Francis issued a plea to the international community to halt the violence and mounting death toll in the Syrian civil war, now in its ninth year.

Vatican Museums closed until April 3
The Vatican Museums will be closed until April 3 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Italy.

Pope Francis: Be strong in faith amid coronavirus trial
In a video streamed live to St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for those suffering from the "coronavirus epidemic" and encouraged Catholics to live through...

Why a new consecration to St. Joseph is spreading like wildfire 
One of the most prominent people in the life of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, his foster father, is also one of the quietest. And as such, he can be one of the most overlooked people...

Charity turns down donated bikes from KofC over 'anti-LGBTQ' beliefs
A Vancouver-based bicycling charity broke a long-standing partnership with a local Knights of Columbus group this week and rejected their donations of bikes over the Knight’s...

Archbishop asks Indian state government to return Christ statue to cemetery
The Archbishop of Bangalore decried Wednesday the removal of a statue of Christ from a Christian cemetery. The statue was taken down after complaints from non-local Hindus.

Catholics react to Alabama execution of Nathan Woods
Late Thursday evening, the state of Alabama executed 43 year-old Nathan Woods by lethal injection.

Bones found in church wall are 7th century saint, scientists say
Carbon dating confirmed that human remains discovered hidden in a church wall in 1885 are from the seventh century, and are almost certainly the bones of St. Eanswythe. 

Analysis: Pope Francis’ diplomatic triumph with US bishops 
Months of papal meetings with American prelates appear to have proved a quiet, but noteworthy, triumph of pastoral diplomacy at a crucial moment.

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