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Nov 19, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Catholic schools in New York City will remain open for in-person learning on a school-by-school basis even as the city’s public schools have closed amid a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A cardinal who is convalescing after he was hospitalized with the coronavirus said Thursday that he was praying for those “still in the moment of trial.”
Nov 18, 2020 - 05:29 pm .- A group of Christian leaders is challenging orders to shut down churches in England and Wales, saying the move violates religious freedom protections and has not been shown to be necessary to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 18, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- As some states and cities reinstate restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a survey has found that Americans believe places of worship should not be subject to harsher regulations than are businesses.
Nov 18, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- In 2020, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal has lost scores of pilgrims, and with them, large amounts of revenue, amid coronavirus travel restrictions which have kept foreigners away.
Nov 18, 2020 - 11:10 am .- As Covid-19 cases have been on the rise among the incarcerated, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton has called on the British government to reinstate an early release program to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Nov 17, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- Bishops on Tuesday discussed pastoral strategies and the movement of the Holy Spirit during the coronavirus pandemic, noting the great desire for the sacraments on the part of many Catholics. Bishops lauded sacrifices made by priests and laity in service to the Church during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 17, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have indicated it is ethical.
Nov 16, 2020 - 03:12 pm .- In his first presidential address to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles on Monday described a need for “heroic Christianity”.
Nov 16, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Police halted a baptism in a Baptist church in London on Sunday, citing the country’s coronavirus restrictions that include bans on weddings and baptisms. The restrictions have been criticized by the Catholic bishops of England and Wales.
Nov 16, 2020 - 10:04 am .- Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend Mass during the national lockdown.
Nov 13, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- The governor of Delaware has settled a federal lawsuit over church-related COVID-19 restrictions, which he had imposed at the start of the pandemic in March.
Nov 13, 2020 - 09:40 am .- The Diocese of Brooklyn is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in its case against New York’s COVID restrictions on churches.
Nov 13, 2020 - 07:37 am .- The organizers of World Youth Day 2023 invited young Portuguese Catholics this week to prepare for the event by taking part in a two-day nationwide mission.
Nov 12, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Diocese of Portland, Maine, has expressed frustration at being excluded from conversations with the state governor over safe reopening practices during the coronavirus pandemic after church capacity was again reduced to 50 people. 
Nov 12, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis made a phone call this week to check in on an Italian cardinal who is in a serious condition as he battles COVID-19 after more than a week in intensive care.
Nov 9, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Presumptive president-elect Joe Biden announced his advisory board to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with one member attracting criticism for his views on the eldarly and people with disabilities.
Nov 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s second national lockdown was rejected Saturday by the Council of State.
Nov 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- On the eve of his 75th birthday, Cardinal Vincent Nichols cast his mind back to the day that he was installed as the archbishop of Westminster. 
Nov 6, 2020 - 04:05 am .- U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock said Thursday that people traveling abroad for assisted suicide would not be breaking strict new coronavirus lockdown rules in England. 

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