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Jan 5, 2021 - 11:30 am .- The Scottish Catholic bishops have protested the closing of churches as part of Scotland’s newest coronavirus lockdown.
Dec 11, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The government of Belgium has agreed to ease restrictions on Mass celebrated with the public beginning Dec. 13, permitting a maximum of 15 people to participate in the liturgy.
Dec 7, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Catholics in Belgium are seeking to take legal action against the government after it decreed that public Masses will remain suspended in the country through Jan. 15, 2021.
Nov 9, 2020 - 05:35 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics in Chile Monday to renew their gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist in a letter marking the 500th anniversary of the country’s first Mass. 
Oct 6, 2020 - 04:32 pm .- Just two weeks after the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance was lifted in the Diocese of Green Bay, Bishop David Ricken has reinstated it, due to sharply rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area.
Sep 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Catholics in San Francisco marched in Eucharistic processions across the city on Sunday to protest the city’s continued restrictions on public worship, which remain among the strictest in the country.
Sep 14, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world, urging a return to Mass, with proper safety protocols observed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sep 12, 2020 - 11:35 am .- In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.
Aug 25, 2020 - 02:52 am .- Evidence suggests that church services following public health guidelines do not present a greater risk of spreading the novel coronavirus than other similar activities, doctors said last week.
Aug 6, 2020 - 08:00 am .- In 1903, Pope St. Pius X wrote that it was the liturgy where the laity acquire the Christian spirit “from its foremost and indispensable font, which is the active participation in the most holy mysteries and in the public and solemn prayer of the Church.” 
Jul 14, 2020 - 05:41 pm .- With coronavirus cases spiking in California, the governor has issued new orders banning indoor events including public Masses in much of the state.
Jul 11, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- When the government permitted churches in England to resume public Masses July 4, Fr. Rick McGrath faced a difficult dilemma. 
Jul 8, 2020 - 12:08 am .- As cases of COVID-19 spike in Arizona, the Diocese of Tucson has once again suspended the public celebration of Mass to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Jun 17, 2020 - 03:00 am .- When Paul Fulgoni heard the news about the coronavirus pandemic spreading across Europe, he decided that his small electronics company needed to leap into action.
Jun 14, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Sunday.
May 29, 2020 - 12:56 pm .- The Trump administration has removed guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website which discouraged, among other things, singing, choirs and “shared cups” at religious services.
May 8, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A new “dial-a-Mass” service enabling Catholics with no internet connection to listen to Sunday Masses is proving a success, an English bishop has said. 
May 8, 2020 - 02:59 am .- On Sunday, March 15, Nebraskans in the Diocese of Lincoln still had a choice of whether or not they wanted to attend Mass and risk possible exposure to coronavirus.
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.
Apr 26, 2020 - 03:29 pm .- Italy’s bishops have criticized Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for failing to lift the ban on public Masses.

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