Archive of March 24, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 24, 2020

Lima parish hosts rooftop Holy Hour for neighbors confined to home

Mar 24, 2020 - 10:00 pm .- With their country under a nationwide stay-at-home order, parishioners at Saint Anthony of Padua parish in Lima, Peru, approached their pastor, Fr. Enrique Díaz, with the idea of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from the church’s roof.

UK government retracts announcement allowing women to take abortion pills at home

Mar 24, 2020 - 08:01 pm .- Hours after they were published online, the U.K.’s Department of Health has retracted changes to the country’s abortion laws that would have allowed women to complete a chemical abortion at home, without going to a hospital or clinic first.

Colorado becomes latest state to repeal death penalty

Mar 24, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Colorado have welcomed the repeal of the death penalty, as the state becomes the 22nd to repeal capital punishment.

With medical supplies limited, Ohio abortion clinics face cease and desist orders

Mar 24, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Amid efforts to conserve medical supplies for the response to the new coronavirus, Ohio’s health department has asked the state attorney general to issue a cease and desist order to Preterm, a Cleveland-based abortion clinic that continues to perform elective abortions despite statewide orders against elective surgeries.

Houthi court in Yemen upholds death sentence of Baha'i man

Mar 24, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- A Yemeni appeals court run by Houthi rebels on Sunday upheld the death sentence of a member of the Baha'i religion. The decision also ordered the dissolution of Baha’i institutions.

Memento mori in a time of pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- As the coronavirus continues to spread, many people find themselves confronted with their mortality for the first time. One religious sister, who has created a ministry helping Catholics find hope in their faith when faced with the reality of death, says they need help.

Hospitals, states consider how to distribute healthcare if coronavirus surges

Mar 24, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- In Italy, which has the most deaths from coronavirus, some doctors have said they have had to overlook older patients to focus on younger ones who are more likely to survive as the virus overwhelmed the healthcare system.

Lives worth living? Why healthcare rationing must be ethical

Mar 24, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- As state health officials plan for health care rationing during the coronavirus pandemic, lawyers, ethicists and theologians are warning that denying care on the basis of age or disability violates federal law. 

Fr. Berardelli was a man of self-sacrifice, but reports of a donated respirator are not true

Mar 24, 2020 - 12:56 pm .- While Fr. Giuseppe Berardelli is remembered fondly by those who knew him as a man of kindness and self-sacrifice, the reports of a donated respirator passed along to a younger patient are not true, the secretary general of his diocese told CNA Tuesday.

Vatican City has 4 cases of coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020 - 12:25 pm .- The director of the Holy See press office, Matteo Bruni, said Tuesday there are now a total of four people connected to Vatican City who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Despite legal exemption, UK bishops close church buildings in response to coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The bishops of England and Wales have ordered the closure of all Catholic churches, even though they were exempted from shuttering by the countrywide stay-at-home order.

Louisiana governor announces day of prayer and fasting

Mar 24, 2020 - 07:40 am .- The Catholic governor of Louisiana has asked fellow citizens to pray and fast on March 24 for those affected by the coronavirus.

Pope Francis during coronavirus: Beware the 'poison' of laziness, complaining

Mar 24, 2020 - 06:26 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday warned Christians to avoid living in a “fog” of sadness, sloth, and complaining, instead of rejoicing in the spiritual healing they have received from Christ.

AA under quarantine: How coronavirus is changing 12-step recovery programs

Mar 24, 2020 - 04:00 am .- 12-step programs have helped millions of Americans find recovery from additions. How will those programs, and the people who need them, fare during the coronavirus pandemic?

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