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May 25, 2020 - 10:54 am .- As Catholics celebrate Memorial Day this year, they should keep in mind not only the sacrifice of the men and women who gave their lives in service to the country, but also Christ’s sacrifice, which he calls us to imitate in our own lives, said Bishop David O'Connell of Trenton.
May 25, 2020 - 10:01 am .- Four medical teachers have said that fully to address a patient’s needs, physicians should begin asking questions about the patient’s spirituality and religion.
May 24, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- One expert says that to return to Mass, following CDC reccomendations is critical.
May 23, 2020 - 03:59 pm .- As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen an already tenuous food situation for millions across the globe, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has announced a campaign to help address global hunger.
May 23, 2020 - 01:46 pm .- The governor of Minnesota has issued an order allowing for the resumption of limited public worship gatherings, days after the bishops of the state said they would allow public Masses to resume in defiance of previous guidelines.
May 22, 2020 - 05:45 pm .- While President Trump's call to reopen churches has become a source of national controversy, a group of Catholic doctors has offered a plan that could expedite that process.
May 22, 2020 - 04:58 pm .- Susan Varlamoff, a retired biologist and parishioner at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, was in 2015 serving as director of the Office of Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, when she heard that Pope Francis was working on an encyclical on the environment.
May 22, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Authorities are investigating the burning of a Mississippi church as a potential arson. The fire comes less than a month after the church filed suit arguing the city’s stay-at-home order was unconstitutional.
May 22, 2020 - 02:11 pm .- Bishop Michael Mulvey of Corpus Christi offered prayers for a sailor who was injured in a terrorist attack in his diocese on Thursday, and pledged to be a force for peace in the face of evil.
May 22, 2020 - 12:57 pm .- President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.”
May 21, 2020 - 05:36 pm .- The day after announcing that parishes in Minnesota can ignore a statewide order on religious gatherings, the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis explained the pastoral motive for his decision.
May 21, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- Three churches in Chicago have been fined after defying an order banning services of more than 10 people on Sunday, May 17. A former mayoral candidate, who attended one of the services, has said that he will pay the fines.
May 21, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- More than two dozen senators asked the attorney general on Thursday to investigate Planned Parenthood affiliates that have received emergency federal loans.
May 21, 2020 - 08:15 am .- The birth rate in the United States fell to a record low last year, with the fewest babies being born in 35 years. Experts are predicting the trend to continue, and warn the coronavirus could cause an even sharper decline in future years.
May 21, 2020 - 12:50 am .- California Gov. Gavin Newsom's efforts to lift some anti-coronavirus restrictions cannot single out churches for stricter treatment than other similar public activities, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.
May 20, 2020 - 05:05 pm .- The bishops of Minnesota say they will permit parishes to resume the public celebration of Masses next week, and defy a state prohibition of religious gatherings exceeding 10 people.
May 20, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is urging Governor Tom Wolf not to divert federal emergency funds, appropriated to help K-12 schools amid the pandemic, away from the state’s private schools.
May 20, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- Deaths from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) have soared in U.S. nursing homes, a trend that some advocates say reflects society’s disdain for the elderly.
May 20, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- Despite objections from Catholic groups, a Missouri death row inmate died by lethal injection May 19, in the first execution carried out in the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is under investigation in Kansas, amid allegations that members of the group perpetrated or covered up clerical sex abuse in the state.

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