Archive of March 23, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 23, 2020

Lt. governor and aspiring Jesuit has long record on 'abortion rights'

Mar 23, 2020 - 06:10 pm .- While Washington’s governor has praised the decision of his state’s lieutenant governor to enter the Society of Jesus after his term of office ends, the political record of Lt. Gov Cyrus Habib is unusual for an aspirant to Catholic religious life.

Ohio AG: abortion clinics can't use resources needed for coronavirus fight

Mar 23, 2020 - 05:13 pm .- Ohio’s abortion clinics are wrongly using resources that should be conserved for health care workers fighting the new coronavirus, and these clinics must halt all “non-essential or elective” surgical abortions, the Ohio Attorney General's Office has said in letters to Planned Parenthood and others.

Newark archdiocese campaigns for parishes facing coronavirus cash crunch

Mar 23, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Many parishes have suffered a sharp drop in donations following the loss of in-person Sunday collections because of the suspension of public Masses.

Prison chaplains adapt as coronavirus limits their ministry

Mar 23, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is beginning to touch one of the populations in the United States most vulnerable to disease: the incarcerated.

Portuguese bishops invite nations of the world to be consecrated at Fatima

Mar 23, 2020 - 02:11 pm .- On Wednesday, nations from around the world can be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a liturgy to be celebrated at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, built in the place where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children.

Senate fails to pass coronavirus stimulus bill

Mar 23, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Senate on Monday failed for the second straight day to advance consideration of a stimulus package to respond to the new coronavirus.

Former Swiss Guard: the elderly are 'united in prayer' in coronavirus hit-Italy

Mar 23, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- Mario Enzler’s mother always wanted a big family.

Cardinal Burke urges 'necessity' of prayer during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 - 12:40 pm .- Cardinal Raymond Burke has written a letter encouraging priests and bishops to work constructively with civil authorities to meet the spiritual needs of Catholics during the coronavirus pandemic.

Archbishop Aymond of New Orleans has coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:33 am .- The Archbishop of New Orleans has tested positive for coronavirus. He is the first U.S. bishop known to have tested positive for the virus, which is now a global pandemic.

Former USCCB president and Archbishop of Cincinnati dies age 85

Mar 23, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The former head of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference and archbishop emeritus of Cincinnati, Daniel E. Pilarczyk, died on Sunday at the age of 85. 

At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 10:07 am .- In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead, there have been at least 60 priests this month, according to local sources.

American seminary in Rome sends students home during coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 05:12 am .- Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Pontifical North American College seminary has sent students to return to their homes and dioceses in the U.S.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis' Malta trip postponed

Mar 23, 2020 - 04:33 am .- The Vatican stated Monday that Pope Francis’ trip to the islands of Malta and Gozo May 31 has been postponed to a yet to be decided future date.

Pope Francis prays for people facing economic hardship due to coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 04:15 am .- Pope Francis offered Mass on Monday for people facing economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.