- Apr 4, 2020
The university students who belong to the Knights of Columbus council at University Catholic in Nashville decided that if their fellow students couldn’t come to their Lenten fish fry, they would bring the fish fry to them.
In the U.S., this Lent started out with some people discussing if it was acceptable to eat plant-based burgers on Fridays in Lent.
In a major livestreamed prayer service for the end of the COVID-19 coronavirus Pope Francis said the outbreak, which comes as Christians are marking the penitential season of Lent, is an opportunity for humanity to collectively stop and reprioritize.
The coronavirus phenomenon – not the disease, but the social and cultural dynamics surrounding it – has upended normal routines, generating unexpected and, occasionally, surreal new experiences.
Each of us had our own plans for Lent. Whatever they might have been, however planned or not, the pandemic has changed everything.
With the prospect of trying to celebrate Easter without a large parish or Vatican liturgies, Catholics still can turn a tragic situation into an experience of faith and hope, said Cardinal Beniamino Stella.