Archive of April 2, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 2, 2020

Catholic University makes vaccine work free for coronavirus research

Apr 2, 2020 - 11:55 pm .- An expert research professor on vaccines at the Catholic University of America is working with the university to make his patents available royalty-free to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

What does a traveling evangelist do during the coronavirus lockdown?

Apr 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- One Catholic evangelist said that lessons he’s learning about online evangelization during the coronavirus pandemic could make some Catholic ministries far more effective than they once were.

Texas AG: Planned Parenthood not singled out by coronavirus order

Apr 2, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has disputed Planned Parenthood’s claim that the state targeted abortion clinics in an order prohibiting non-essential medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Spatula baseball: L’Arche ‘leans into creativity’ during lockdown

Apr 2, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Faced with quarantines and stay-at-home orders, the four houses of L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. (GWDC) were forced to adjust to a whole host of changes to keep the members of the community safe. 

Australian High Court to issue Cardinal Pell decision next week

Apr 2, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Australian High Court announced Thursday that a decision would be issued in the case Pell v. The Crown on April 7 at 10 am.

Statue of Christ carrying the cross will process Holy Wednesday in Caracas

Apr 2, 2020 - 02:50 pm .- The statue of the Nazarene of Saint Paul will be processed April 8 through the streets of Caracas to help the faithful observe Holy Week.

Italian bishops offer Mass for coronavirus victims, including 87 priests

Apr 2, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Bishops throughout Italy visited cemeteries last week to pray and offer Mass for the souls of those who died after contracting the coronavirus. Among the 13,915 coronavirus deaths in Italy, at least 87 have been priests.

Philippines parish cancels planned 'online general absolution'

Apr 2, 2020 - 01:05 pm .- A parish in the Philippines has canceled an “online general absolution.” Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish in Quezon City, Philippines had advertised the event would be available by livestream, and was set to take place on April 3. 

Cardinal urges that amid coronavirus the poor be released from 'tomb' of loans, debt

Apr 2, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- The coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for the wealthy, and wealthy countries, to forgive the debt of poor persons and countries, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples preached Sunday.

John Paul II embraced his suffering with love: Cardinal reflects 15 years after saint’s death

Apr 2, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pope St. John Paul II embraced suffering with love, even during his illness, a cardinal and the archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica said on the 15th anniversary of the saint’s death.

Damage to miraculous crucifix during pope's blessing 'not serious'

Apr 2, 2020 - 10:48 am .- The 16th-century crucifix which was present in St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi blessing last week was reportedly damaged by rain, but the priest in charge of the church where the cross traditionally hangs said it has not been seriously harmed.

Recalling St John Paul II’s seven visits to the United States

Apr 2, 2020 - 10:02 am .- St. John Paul II was the most traveled pope in history, logging some 700,000 miles and visiting nearly 130 countries.

China owes ‘apology and compensation’ for coronavirus, says cardinal

Apr 2, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poor countries are suffering from the coronavirus because of the Chinese Communist Party’s negligence and repression, a cardinal from Burma said Thursday

Good Friday Holy Land collection moved to September due to coronavirus

Apr 2, 2020 - 06:40 am .- The Lenten Holy Land collection will be moved to September this year because of the suspension of public Masses in many places in the world due to the coronavirus, the Vatican stated Thursday.

‘We’re in unknown territory’: Uncertainty follows parish and diocesan employee layoffs 

Apr 2, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Parish and diocesan employees who have been laid off during the coronavirus pandemic aren't sure if they'll be rehired, or what they'll do next.

Be like Mother Teresa during the coronavirus crisis, urges Pope Francis

Apr 2, 2020 - 03:45 am .- Mother Teresa's example should inspire us to seek out those whose suffering is hidden during the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said at his daily Mass on Thursday.

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