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coronavirus
June 01, 2021
As a return to socialising beckons, it’s worth reflecting on the 
trials and tribulations of this year spent under lockdown
March 16, 2021
Maybe Peter Wolfgang just doesn’t love freedom and Jesus enough. Still, it's fair to wonder - as he does in this piece - how much the reaction of our own tribes this past year was due to patriotism or Catholicism, and how much of it was simply that same desire to not lose control?
March 11, 2021
Bishops have urged the Irish government to ease restrictions on public worship as the country’s severest restrictions plan to be eased.
March 10, 2021
The Scottish government have announced that believers across Scotland will be permitted to gather at places of worship from 26th March, in time for Easter.
March 04, 2021
CNA Staff, Mar 4, 2021 / 05:30 pm MT (CNA).- As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to ease its restrictions on in-person worship services.
February 23, 2021
Argentinian Bishop Oscar Vicente Ojea spoke out against the “politicisation" of the Covid-19 vaccine after Argentina’s health minister resigned amid accusations that he gave vaccines out as political favours.
February 23, 2021
In a joint statement Feb. 23, Caritas Europa and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) said that “commitment to solidarity must be the decisive criterion in this historic moment.”
February 18, 2021
The Republic of Ireland imposed Level Five restrictions because of the coronavirus at the end of December 2020. These restrictions will be in place until at least March 5. Religious services may be held only online; places of worship may remain open for private prayer. Only ‘essential retail’ can open. Religious services are also banned in Level Four.
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