Archive of April 9, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 9, 2020

Not sure about 'Triduum at Home'? Here are some CNA Holy Week suggestions

Apr 9, 2020 - 03:40 pm .- For many Catholics, this will be the first time the days of Holy Week are spent at home. If you’re not sure how to make the most of the Easter Triduum at home, here’s what some of us at CNA have planned

Catholic groups call for ethical healthcare triage in coronavirus pandemic

Apr 9, 2020 - 02:52 pm .- Catholic healthcare and bioethics groups have called for national protocols that eschew discrimination by age or disability as patients of the coronavirus pandemic are assigned medical care, including scarce resources like ventilators.

Outreach just as 'essential' as abortion, say pro-life advocates

Apr 9, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- As many abortion clinics remain open during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, pro-life sidewalk counselors argue that they too provide “essential” services and should be allowed to gather.

How Catholics can be inspired by art during Holy Week

Apr 9, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- As churches and museums remain closed, Catholic artists have encouraged people to be inspired this Holy Week by finding beauty online or even attempting to create projects themselves.

Full Text: Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Homily

Apr 9, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Holy Thursday homily, delivered April 9 at the Basilica of St. Peter.

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis recalls priests dying amid pandemic

Apr 9, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Pope Francis recalled the priests who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis as he offered the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica.

Malta court authorizes seizure of €29 million in Vatican bank assets

Apr 9, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Maltese court has authorized the seizure of assets belonging to the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), commonly called “the Vatican Bank.”

Kansas limits Easter church services to 10 people or less

Apr 9, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The state of Kansas is limiting religious services to no more than ten people for Easter as part of measures to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Low-wage workers ‘first to suffer’ in economic collapse, Catholic labor advocates say 

Apr 9, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Amid the dramatic collapse of the American labor market, Catholic labor advocates have called for a collaborative response that protects the weakest and advances the common good.

Coronavirus victims have 'inalienable right' to priests' help, says Cardinal Sarah

Apr 9, 2020 - 09:14 am .- In the coronavirus pandemic, the sick and dying cannot be denied the sacramental assistance of a priest, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an interview published Thursday.

China’s first saint was martyred on a cross in Wuhan

Apr 9, 2020 - 08:00 am .- China’s first canonized saint was martyred by suffocation on a cross in Wuhan, the epicenter of today’s coronavirus pandemic.

Vatican thanks Chinese groups for donations to combat coronavirus

Apr 9, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Vatican has thanked Chinese organizations for donating medical supplies to help it combat the coronavirus.

‘It’s a trauma for our children’: How the pandemic is impacting foster kids 

Apr 9, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Foster care workers say the pandemic has put a strain on the system, and on kids.

'Troubadours' look to inject Chesterton’s joy, humor into a coronavirus-hit country

Apr 9, 2020 - 03:01 am .- A group of five friends, and scholars of the Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton, are launching an online lecture series with the hopes of sparking interest in Chesterton’s work, and infusing joy and humor into a country reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

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