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Maryland county lifts ban on Communion
May 28, 2020
Howard County, Maryland, has reversed a policy that banned the consumption of any food or drink during religious services, effectively preventing the licit celebration of Mass.
Baltimore archdiocese has ‘serious concerns’ about county Communion ban
May 28, 2020
The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it has 'serious concerns' about public health guidance from Howard County, Maryland, which prohibits the reception of Communion as a condition for churches to reopen
Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order
May 27, 2020
Howard County has prohibited the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service, effectively outlawing the distribution of Communion and the celebration of the Mass.
‘We entrust to her all our fears’: US Bishops reconsecrate country to Mary
May 01, 2020
Dioceses across the United States and Canada joined together on May 1 to reconsecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary in an act of united prayer for delivery from the coronavirus pandemic
‘This is exactly what we want to be doing’: A friar’s life in Brooklyn during coronavirus
April 26, 2020
At one event, 9,360 meals were distributed to 1,040 families
Dutch cardinal says euthanasia ruling will not bring clarity
April 24, 2020
A recent supreme court ruling permitting the euthanizing of dementia patients creates confusion and raises questions about consent, Cardinal Eijk said
Dutch Supreme Court rules doctors can euthanise dementia patients
April 23, 2020
Doctors can euthanise patients with severe dementia, provided the patient had expressed the desire while still legally capable of doing so, the court ruled
‘The Eucharist is only in this Church’- How one 2019 convert found, and embraced, the Catholic Church
April 14, 2020
Elise Amez-Droz’s journey to the Catholic Church began in a place well known for religious fervor, but not exactly known for Catholicism: Salt Lake City, Utah
Why have Mass with no one there?
March 18, 2020
What is the significance and power of Mass without the laity present?
Scholar hopes Vatican archives will give ‘fuller, transparent’ picture of Pius XII
March 16, 2020
A researcher from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says she hopes the opening of the Pius XII archives will give historians a fuller, more transparent image of the wartime pope
‘The doors of America’s Church are open’: National Shrine keeps public Masses after DC shutdown
March 13, 2020
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, will remain open with a normal Mass and confession schedule
Canadian hospice forced to close after refusing to offer assisted dying
February 29, 2020
A hospice in Canada has lost its funding and is being forced to close after refusing to offer and perform medically assisted suicides.
The Anti-Catholic Catholic Politicians. It’s Not Just About Communion Anymore
The Lie of LGBTI Weakness. Corporate America Just Keeps Handing the Movement Money and Publicity
Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?
‘Father of European unity’ on path to canonization
Cardinal: Religious freedom will be Europe’s ‘great problem of the future’
Aid to the Church in Need assists in rebuilding of Lebanese church
Performance Precedes Dogma: What People Want From Christians When They Don’t Want Our Beliefs
Outliving Myself: On Finding I Have Vascular Dementia
A Russian Catholic Hero Who Resisted the Czar and the Communists
A cause advances, and dioceses are rearranged