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Mar 28, 2020 - 11:05 am .- The Vatican said Saturday Pope Francis does not have the coronavirus, and that recent testing of 170 Holy See employees for COVID-19 resulted in only one new case.
Mar 28, 2020 - 04:29 am .- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for everyone who is going hungry, or who will go hungry, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020 - 10:21 pm .- A Brooklyn parish announced Friday the death of its pastor, Fr. Jorge Ortiz Garay, who died of coronavirus. The priest is the first in the U.S. known to have died from the virus.
Mar 27, 2020 - 08:51 pm .- After rescinding a controversial policy concerning sacramental anointing of the sick, the bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts told priests Friday afternoon that anointing of the sick is “suspended” within the Diocese of Springfield.
Mar 27, 2020 - 05:23 pm .- The chair of the U.S. bishops’ committee on liturgy wrote to U.S. bishops Friday, to clarify issues related to the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick which have arisen during the Church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020 - 02:54 pm .- A Massachusetts diocese authorized a change to norms for the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, permitting a nurse, rather than a priest, to conduct the physical anointing, which is an essential part of the sacrament.
Mar 27, 2020 - 02:17 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have offered a $1 million line of credit to Catholic dioceses to help dioceses and parishes suffering from the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Texas has said that elective surgeries, including abortions, must halt to free up medical supplies for the response to the coronavirus, but pro-abortion rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the order on behalf of the state's abortion clinics.
Mar 27, 2020 - 06:40 am .- Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place inside St. Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public, the Vatican announced Friday.
Mar 27, 2020 - 05:00 am .- What is an act of perfect contrition, and how does it work? A CNA Explainer.    
Mar 27, 2020 - 01:00 am .- Catholic leaders in Croatia say they don’t know God’s plans, after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Croatian capital of Zagreb the morning of March 22, causing dozens of injuries and at least one death. It was the strongest quake to hit the city in 140 years.
Mar 26, 2020 - 11:01 pm .- At a time when Catholic Masses have been closed to the public and efforts to stem the coronavirus epidemic dominate the news, EWTN Radio is temporarily rebranding its EWTN Radio Classics programming as EWTN Radio Essentials to provide more broadcasts of the Mass, devotionals, and spiritual reflections.
Mar 26, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Acknowledging that discerning God’s plan is a daunting task, the pope said that trust in the Lord can overcome our fears.
Mar 26, 2020 - 04:04 am .- Pope Francis Thursday prayed for everyone who is fearful of the future because of the coronavirus outbreak, asking the Lord for help in bearing these worries.
Mar 25, 2020 - 07:11 pm .- The Italian bishop of a missionary region of Ethiopia is the first Catholic bishop known to have died of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 25, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- While the U.K. government has quickly backed away from rules allowing women to complete a medical abortion at home during the coronavirus pandemic, some groups are lobbying to expand legal access to emergency contraception, which can have abortion-causing effects.
Mar 25, 2020 - 05:25 pm .- Twenty-four countries on Wednesday were consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal.
Mar 25, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar and transported to St. Peter's Square, so it can be present on Friday during the pontiff's benediction "Urbi et Orbi."
Mar 25, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- In the basement of St. Francis Xavier College Church on the campus of Saint Louis University stands a statue of the Blessed Mother and infant Christ.
Mar 25, 2020 - 10:20 am .- On Wednesday the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued two decrees giving new Eucharistic prefaces and provision for the optional celebration of more recently named saints in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, also known as the Traditional Latin Mass.