- Jul 12, 2020
In addition to spiritual loss, the Easter coronavirus lockdown meant another Irish tradition was missed: The return of the Trócaire box after Lent.
On Good Friday Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, said the COVID-19 coronavirus ought to be a turning point to end wars and fuel solidarity, and that the biggest thing people should fear is not an economic recession, but the further loss of humanity.
ROME – Celebrating one of the most unusual Holy Thursday Masses of all time, which took place in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis remembered priests living and dead amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they along with doctors and nurses represent the “saints next door” during the crisis.
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.