Archive of March 26, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 26, 2020

Amid coronavirus, EWTN Radio to broadcast more Masses, devotional content

Mar 26, 2020 - 11:01 pm .- At a time when Catholic Masses have been closed to the public and efforts to stem the coronavirus epidemic dominate the news, EWTN Radio is temporarily rebranding its EWTN Radio Classics programming as EWTN Radio Essentials to provide more broadcasts of the Mass, devotionals, and spiritual reflections.

Pope Francis donates 30 ventilators to hospitals in need

Mar 26, 2020 - 04:03 pm .- Pope Francis has entrusted the Office of Papal Charities with 30 ventilators to be distributed to 30 hospitals in need during the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican announced Thursday.

Illinois religious order funds hotel initiative to protect homeless from coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020 - 03:38 pm .- As homeless shelters have been limited by the coronavirus, the Clerics of Saint Viator will help fund an initiative to house homeless people amid the pandemic.

Analysis: The sacramental shutdown, coronavirus, and canon law

Mar 26, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption around the world. To politics, economics, and to the life of the Church: most especially to the steady regularity of her sacramental life, which many Catholics see as the anchor of consistency amid a world of chaos.

UK government to permit elective abortion in N Ireland up to 12 weeks

Mar 26, 2020 - 01:01 pm .- The British government has published its legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland, which will come into force March 31. It allows for elective abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

DOJ: Sex discrimination laws don't cover transgender athletes

Mar 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Department of Justice said Tuesday that biological males who identify as women should not be classified as girls when it comes to athletics. 

Coronavirus aid bill passes Senate, blocks loans to Planned Parenthood

Mar 26, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Senate passed a massive relief package Wednesday night to counter the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The measure passed unopposed, and contained provisions excluding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from access to funding for elective abortions.

Vatican official living in Santa Marta tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020 - 09:31 am .- A Vatican official who is a resident of the guesthouse where Pope Francis lives has tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.

'Have no fear': Pope Francis calls Catholics to say 'yes' to vocations

Mar 26, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Acknowledging that discerning God’s plan is a daunting task, the pope said that trust in the Lord can overcome our fears.

Pope Francis prays for coronavirus fears

Mar 26, 2020 - 04:04 am .- Pope Francis Thursday prayed for everyone who is fearful of the future because of the coronavirus outbreak, asking the Lord for help in bearing these worries.

Food pantries ramp up distribution, take precautions

Mar 26, 2020 - 03:01 am .- Despite the closure of churches and lockdowns in place in many areas of the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many social service agencies are ramping up their efforts to feed the poor, while at the same time taking unprecedented precautions to avoid getting their guests sick.

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