- Jul 8, 2020
Ireland’s bishops are calling for “appropriate inquiries” into why nursing homes and care facilities were disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
As coronavirus cases surge in Peru’s two largest Amazonian cities, Catholic leaders are struggling to find ways to provide the sick with the most basic health need — life-sustaining oxygen.
An investor coalition has called on 14 large pharmaceutical firms to collaborate in developing health technologies, including diagnostic tests, treatments and a vaccine, in response to the new coronavirus.
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.
Pope Francis said Friday in Mozambique that the planet too has been abandoned and maltreated, and she “groans in travail.”
There’s a quiet shifting of the plates in Catholicism today – a passing of the torch from religious communities to lay movements in many pastoral areas, without fanfare or political upheaval, but effectively saving the Church from having to abandon people it wants to serve.