- Oct 21, 2020
Israel is working with foreign governments and Orthodox Christian leaders in the Holy Land to make sure that one of their most ancient and mysterious rituals — the Holy Fire ceremony — is not extinguished by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday.
Don’t expect any palms this Passion Sunday. And distribution of palms later in the year might not happen, either, according to Rita Thiron, executive director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.
In a recent interview Vatican Secretary of State Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to practice solidarity with others, particularly developing nations that lack the medical and social resources to fight a pandemic.
The university students who belong to the Knights of Columbus council at University Catholic in Nashville decided that if their fellow students couldn’t come to their Lenten fish fry, they would bring the fish fry to them.
Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens and residents were abroad as news of the rapid spread of COVID-19 dispersed almost as fast as the virus that causes it around the world.
Dominican Father Paul Murray is one of English-language Catholicism’s most prominent contemporary theologians and poets, and he reflects on the spiritual significance and fall out of the coronavirus pandemic.