- Jul 9, 2020
The level of access health care facilities have granted to chaplains ministering to the sick and dying has varied, with most bedside visits disallowed altogether at the height of the pandemic out of extreme caution to prevent the virus from spreading further among the general population.
A Catholic chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has resigned at the request of the archdiocese after sending an email suggesting that the killing of George Floyd was not an act of racism and saying that Floyd “had not lived a virtuous life.”
EL PASO, Texas — Father Michael Lewis peered through the glass walls of the ICU, clutching his prayer book. “It’s COVID-19,” said the nurse on duty at University Medical Center. “You really shouldn’t go in there.” He paused. It was the early days of the pandemic that has robbed the
As daily protests over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of a Minneapolis police officer have spilled over into some of the United States’ largest cities and roiled the nation, a chaplain to several law enforcement agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area said, “At this point, at this time, at this juncture, black lives matter.”
Father Mike Zaniolo has two suggestions for priestly ministry at an airport: “Be merciful and quick.”
Crew on cruise ships are having a hard time disembarking and getting home during the COVID-19 pandemic – just one of many problems seafarers are facing as the coronavirus crisis affects all facets of the shipping industry.