- Jul 12, 2020
The committee in charge of drafting coronavirus restrictions for the Italian government has given the bishops permission to drop the use of gloves while distributing communion as well as the requirement for spouses to wear masks during weddings.
The annual Corpus Christi procession along the Amsterdam canals was canceled due to coronavirus prevention measures.
On the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said the Eucharist can heal bad memories that keep people from being open and accepting God’s love, including memories of past mistakes, of wrongs endured, and wounds that are held onto, making the heart hard and indifferent.
After urging compliance the day before, it did not escape attention that Pope Francis didn’t quite follow suit in his public Mass Monday, held in St. Peter’s Basilica before the tomb of St. John Paul II to mark the centenary of his predecessor’s birth.
Five days a week, the priests and nuns of St. Mary’s Cathedral lead a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Grand Island to bring healing and peace to people during a time of fear and illness.