Although many pro-life groups immediately reacted positively to the news that the majority of Supreme Court justices seem set to overturn the court’s Roe v. Wade decision, some tempered their reaction with a continued call for more advocacy while others kept a wait-and-see approach until the court issues its opinion in the weeks ahead.
As Catholics around the world enter the holiest week in the Christian calendar, many are setting their plan for Church attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaders from three national Catholic organizations want the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current eviction moratorium to continue for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation’s movement for racial reckoning, the Catholic Health Association of the United States announced an initiative to confront racism in the provision of health care.
A group of U.S. bishops expressed sorrow over disparities in infection and death rates among African Americans in U.S. communities.
While much is uncertain during this global health crisis, the belief that Catholic social thought requires valuing human life and dignity over economic concerns was the widespread consensus among Catholic leaders during an online forum convened by Georgetown University.
The Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York, Michael J. Deegan, has announced that the archdiocese will close all elementary schools, effective Monday, March 16 until Friday, March 20.
At the heart of the European coronavirus crisis in northern Italy’s city of Bergamo, six Catholic priests have died during the past week from the disease and, as of Sunday, over 20 priests were hospitalized.
The press office of the Diocese of Brooklyn informed that a parishioner who attended Mass last Sunday at a church in Queens has tested positive to coronavirus.
“The liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful,” a notice on the Vatican’s website says.