- Apr 5, 2020
Public Masses are banned throughout Italy, but literally thousands of Masses are celebrated each day and, in addition to watching them on television or computer screens, the faithful can receive “spiritual Communion.”
Since the Catholic Church is sui generis, the coronavirus scare is having some unique implications for ecclesiastical life.
It’s only been three months since the origin of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, China, and it’s only been a few weeks since what was originally perceived as largely a Chinese problem became a global phenomenon.
An archdiocese in India held a Day of Reparation on Friday after a robber at a local Catholic church scattered the Eucharist from the tabernacle.
“Christian flesh is different: it’s participant in – a proper part of – Jesus’ flesh,” says theologian Paul Griffiths.
The Catholic Church in western Michigan is defending a priest’s decision to deny Holy Communion to a judge in a same-sex marriage.