- Jul 12, 2020
As pain, fear and anger fueled riots across the United States, Pope Francis wrote to the priests of the Diocese of Rome, urging them to learn from the suffering of the coronavirus and start building new communities of care for one another.
One priest in Scotland is livestreaming his accordion during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Maryknoll religious community in Ossining, New York, has been hit hard by COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
At least in Italy, which for a long time was ground zero of the pandemic, the early sense is that most clergy are acquitting themselves pretty well and may be remembered as among the heroes.
In life, Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay would repeat the word in Spanish when he encouraged teenagers to stay in school, when he fed the homeless, when he consoled those who lost loved ones. The pastor of St. Brigid Church in Brooklyn was the first Catholic priest in the United States to die from the coronavirus outbreak. He was 49.
Because much of the novel unfolds against the backdrop of an outbreak of the plague, it’s no surprise Alessandro Manzoni’s famous work “I Promessi Sposi” has been much-cited over the past month, as Italy has grappled with the highest coronavirus death count in the world