- May 24, 2020
President Trump solicited calls from faith leaders to support his re-election bid in November amid a call to discuss church re-openings.
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will celebrate a special livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. (EDT) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
Downtown Baltimore’s three major hospitals received Catholic blessings the morning of April 8.
Acknowledging the pain that the world is experiencing as the novel coronavirus claims thousands of lives and disrupts everyday routines, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said he wants nothing more than to open wide the doors to churches, but such a step is impossible given “the massive public health threat we are facing.”
The long-time point man on religious liberty for the U.S. bishops says closing churches due to COVID-19 is not a violation of religious liberty.