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Apr 8, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- Fr. Miguel Ángel Tábet is believed to be the first priest to die of the coronavirus in Rome. Two other priests living in the same residence of Opus Dei in Rome remain hospitalized.
Apr 8, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A Catholic church in the Diocese of Greensburg was among the buildings heavily damaged by a tornado in western Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning. 
Apr 8, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has canceled its Spring General Assembly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 8, 2020 - 12:11 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced this week that the organization will donate over $1 million to food pantries throughout the United States in an effort to feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 8, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The first cardinal known to have tested positive for coronavirus has released a message from the hospital, thanking his flock for their prayers and saying he is recovering from the disease
Apr 8, 2020 - 09:30 am .- A Texas state restriction of abortions during the coronavirus pandemic was upheld by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. 
Apr 8, 2020 - 06:30 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission to study the question of a female diaconate in the Catholic Church, after some members of the 2019 Amazon synod requested the pope re-establish a 2016 commission on the subject.
Apr 8, 2020 - 04:00 am .- How two women were confirmed as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in New York City.
Apr 8, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Meditating on Christ's Passion can help us as we struggle with questions about God and suffering during the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday.
Apr 7, 2020 - 05:46 pm .- In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, the nationwide shutdown of Catholic churches has halted regular Mass attendance and impeded access to other sacraments for the Catholic faithful. Now, some Catholics have endorsed an open letter asking the Catholic bishops to do everything possible to make the sacraments more available.
Apr 7, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Archdiocese of Washington’s appeal to place religious ads on public transit in Washington, D.C.
Apr 7, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- During the coronavirus pandemic, saving the elderly must be just as important as saving others, the Vatican’s Laity, Family, and Life dicastery has said.
Apr 7, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- With churches closed and strict social distancing in force in many places, the Diocese of Arlington has created a virtual pilgrimage to help Catholics keep a traditional Holy Thursday devotion during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Apr 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Catholic dioceses in Oklahoma joined other Christian leaders on Monday to ask a federal court to let stand a state order halting elective abortions during the pandemic.
Apr 7, 2020 - 11:54 am .- After laws permitting elective abortion in Northern Ireland came into force last week, the region's deputy First Minister is urging that women there be allowed to perform medical abortions at home.
Apr 7, 2020 - 08:54 am .- In an exclusive interview with CNA on the day of his release from prison,  Cardinal George Pell spoke about his time in his prison, his release, and Holy Week.
Apr 7, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The Archbishop of Westminster led calls for prayers for Britain’s Prime Minister on Monday after Boris Johnson was admitted to an intensive care unit.
Apr 7, 2020 - 07:00 am .- One year after the world watched the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris burn, the Archbishop of Paris will display the relic of Christ’s crown of thorns for veneration during a Good Friday broadcast.
Apr 7, 2020 - 05:15 am .- The Vatican has welcomed the Australian High Court’s decision to quash Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse conviction.
Apr 7, 2020 - 04:24 am .- Pope Francis prayed at Mass Tuesday for all those who have been persecuted by an unjust sentence, offering the prayer hours after Australia’s High Court overturned a child sex abuse conviction against Cardinal George Pell, releasing him from prison.