Coronavirus, Church and

‘The Love of Tradition Brings People Together’

By Francis Lee, Crisis Magazine, May 28, 220 An interview with the Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico, Director of Vocations and Provincial Superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Q: What led you to choose your priestly vocation in the Institute and your personal devotion... read more

‘Double standards’: Archbishop of Sydney upset with 10-person church limit compared to pubs’ 50

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is urging worshippers to sign a petition calling on the government to allow more than 10 people at a time to attend church. SBS News, May 28, 2020 Sydney's Catholic church says people of faith are being treated differently than those wanting a drink at a... read more

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order

By Christine Rouselle, Catholic News Agency, May 27, 2020 An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service,... read more

Catholic Schools and the Common Good

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing, May 28, 2020 A minor kerfuffle erupted earlier this month when Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York made the unforgivable mistake of saying complimentary things about the president of the United States. The occasion for this crime was a group phone call... read more

Top EU diplomat: Coronavirus is ‘the great accelerator of history’

'The end of the American-led system and arrival of an Asian century…is now happening in front of our eyes,' said Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission. By Paul Smeaton, LifeSite News, May 26, 2020 BRUSSELS, May 26, 2020... read more

Coronavirus Relief Bill Hurts Catholic Schools, Leaders Charge

By Paula Katinas, The Tablet, May 26, 2020 A bill called the HEROES Act is meant to help the nation recover from the pandemic, but education advocates said it hurts non-public schools. A new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed on May 15 by the House of Representatives is called the... read more

Bishop Schneider: Bishops who banned sacraments during pandemic behaved as ‘fake shepherds’

Schneider criticized bishops who 'not only did not care but directly prohibited their faithful access to the sacraments, especially to the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Penance' By Paul Smeaton, LifeSite News, May 22, 2020 Bishop Athanasius Schneider said that bishops... read more

Call To Arms

By James M. Kushiner, Touchstone, May 22,2020 Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Thus began my writing this Friday afternoon: Rudely interrupted by the warning sound of on those modern devices inhabiting our homes, homes new and improved from medieval times, with dishwashers, freezers, electricity,... read more

Trump Calls for Reopening of Houses of Worship

Trump Says Places of Worship Are Essential Services; President calls on governors to let churches reopen, threatens to ‘override’ any who don’t By Gordon Lubold and Catherine Lucey, WSJ, May 22, 2020 WASHINGTON—President Trump called on governors to reopen the nation’s places of... read more

Vexation

By Dale Ahlquist, Gilbert Magazine, May/June 2020 In his Illustrated London News column on September 18, 1909 (Oct. 2 American edition), G.K. Chesterton wrote the following: Suppose an Indian said: “I heartily wish India had always been free from white men and all their works. Every system... read more

Next Time, There Will Be No Excuses

By Joseph Pearce, Crisis, May 22, 2020 It’s beginning to look as though the pandemic that has hit the world like a global tsunami might be finally waning. In its wake, we find ourselves picking up the pieces of broken religious practices following an unprecedented time in history in which the... read more
Father Bryce Evans waits to hear confession at the drive-up confession site of St. Maron's Maronite Catholic Church in Minneapolis on March 30.

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