- Sep 29, 2020
Newark Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin has announced a Parishes in Need fundraising initiative specifically aimed at supporting continued outreach and archdiocesan parish communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The tsunami of fear around the COVID-19 pandemic and the way it caught the world’s medical community often lacking resources, testing and protective equipment is now testing the faith of U.S. medical professionals.
As multiple governors issue orders to curb large gatherings and implore residents to stay home in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, at least a half-dozen states have exempted some level of religious activity.
The doors were locked at Saint Edith Stein Church in Brockton last Sunday, as a Catholic Mass took place inside without the hundreds of congregants who normally show up for the noontime services in Cape Verdean Creole. It was just a priest, a camera, the choir and a few church members to assist with readings from the Bible.
A Franciscan friar who was on his way to join a new religious community in New York became Washington’s first COVID-19 fatality March 20 and the first known U.S. Catholic cleric to die after contracting the coronavirus.
Strained health systems, access to clean water and limited hygiene supplies are some of the challenges facing East Africa as it prepares to face the coronavirus pandemic, according to a representative of Catholic Relief Services.