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Archive of May 7, 2020

What Catholic business ethics brings to the coronavirus crisis

May 7, 2020 - 08:19 pm .- A Christian ethic of service and solidarity must be an important feature of the business response to the coronavirus epidemic and its economic impact, Catholic business educators have said.

Catholic teen seeks to inspire neighborhood with Marian sidewalk art

May 7, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- A young Catholic artist has drawn an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on her parents' driveway bringing religious art to her local community during the quarantine.

Data contradicts Harvard professor's assertions about homeschooling

May 7, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- A Notre Dame sociologist is using data to challenge a Harvard Law professor’s assertions that homeschooling is “dangerous”, and detrimental to society.

White House hosts service for National Day of Prayer

May 7, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- The White House service for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday focused on protection from the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump said Americans will continue to pray for divine assistance as the nation faces “unforeseen and seemingly unbearable hardships.”

Fatima confirms no pilgrims for May 13 feast day celebrations

May 7, 2020 - 03:48 pm .- For the first time in over a century, the annual May 13 celebrations at the Fatima shrine will take place without the physical presence of pilgrims, the bishop of Fatima confirmed this week.

Cardinal Sarah says he did not sign letter claiming coronavirus exploited for one-world government

May 7, 2020 - 03:45 pm .- The prefect of the Church’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments is listed among the signers of an open letter that says the coronavirus pandemic has been exaggerated to foster widespread social panic and undercut freedom, as a preparation for the establishment of a one-world government.

Illinois churches may not fully reopen for a year as White House shelves CDC plan

May 7, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- The governor of Illinois has said he will continue to ban public gatherings of more than 50 people—including religious services—until a vaccine or treatment for coronavirus is available.

Bishops: Our Lady of America not 'objective private revelation'

May 7, 2020 - 11:50 am .- Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said Thursday that the alleged visions and revelations known as “Our Lady of America” cannot be said to be of supernatural origin, and that he cannot approve or support public devotion to “Our Lady of America.”

Public Masses to resume in Italy from May 18

May 7, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Dioceses in Italy can resume the celebration of public Masses beginning Monday, May 18, under conditions issued Thursday by the head of Italy’s bishops and by government officials.

Cardinal Pell 'surprised' by Royal Commission findings

May 7, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Cardinal George Pell has expressed his “surprise” at newly released findings of an Australian investigation, which concluded that the cardinal was aware of sexual abuse by clerics in the 1970s and 80s, and failed to act.

Senior nurse says prayer life is essential during COVID-19 crisis

May 7, 2020 - 10:48 am .- A Catholic nurse said the coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges she has never encountered before—and that a prayer life is critical to get her through her shift.

Marian basilica offers daily Eucharistic blessing of Rome under lockdown

May 7, 2020 - 09:30 am .- A Eucharistic blessing of the city of Rome has been offered each day from the doorstep of Rome’s largest Marian basilica as coronavirus measures restricted the public from attending Masses.

Pope Francis: ‘Pass down the history of our salvation’

May 7, 2020 - 08:00 am .- It is important for Catholics to remember the whole of salvation history, and our belonging to the people of God’s covenant with Abraham, Pope Francis said at Mass Thursday.

Cincinnati auxiliary bishop resigns after failing to act on allegations

May 7, 2020 - 07:55 am .- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, who was accused in August of failing to act on allegations made against a priest. 

St. John Paul II’s parents’ sainthood cause has officially opened

May 7, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The sainthood causes of St. John Paul II’s parents were formally opened in Poland Thursday.

Coronavirus: Priests in Peru fund oxygen plant to meet shortage

May 7, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Two priests in a rural area of Peru aimed to fight the coronavirus pandemic by finding a way to supply oxygen tanks, much needed for medical treatment, to their region.

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