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Abortion Providers in 3 States Sue Over Coronavirus Restrictions

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Signal, March 30, 2020 “Ohio’s politically motivated attack on abortion providers is not grounded in science or public health,” says Elizabeth Watson, staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.(Photo: Catherine Delahaye/Getty Images) Abortion... read more

Pope and Closest Aides Do Not Have Coronavirus: Vatican

By Reuters, March 28, 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said on Saturday that tests carried out in the building where Pope Francis lives after one resident tested positive for coronavirus showed that the pontiff and his closest aides do not have the disease. Francis appears to be in... read more

Kentucky AG Calls for Statewide Hold on Abortions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Zachary Evans, National Review, March 30, 2020 Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron on Friday emphasized his support for a statewide ban on abortion procedures during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Cameron released a statement after Planned Parenthood... read more

Rosary Warriors Storm Heaven with Prayer, April 1, 2020

Storm Heaven with Prayer! On this Wednesday, the 1st of April, please remember that we band together from the four corners of the earth to raise our united voice to Heaven. The 151,730 Rosary Warriors will be reciting the Holy Rosary and storming Heaven with prayer in union with the Holy Mass... read more
"A Woman's Choice" abortion clinic

GHOULISH: Christians Arrested for Praying Outside NC Abortion Clinic Deemed ‘Essential.’ Who Will Be Next?

By Paula Bolyard, PJ Media, March 29, 2020 Four men were arrested outside a Greensboro, N.C., abortion clinic on Saturday. Their alleged crime? Praying in public while the county is under a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic "At least 20 children were brought to... read more

‘A surge of hope’: The fight to keep crisis pregnancy centers open

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, March 28, 2020 Facing limited hours and a shortage of supplies, crisis pregnancy centers are working and praying with pregnant women, helping any way they can during the pandemic. “I think we need to storm the heavens for all the women in crisis... read more

USCCB liturgy chair: No cell phones for confession, no delegation of sacramental anointing

By JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency, March 27, 2020 The chair of the U.S. bishops’ committee on liturgy wrote to U.S. bishops Friday, to clarify issues related to the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick which have arisen during the Church’s response to the coronavirus... read more

De Blasio threatens to permanently close places of worship that resist shutdown order

By John Gage, Washington Examiner, March 29, 2020 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned religious leaders that their places of worship could be shut down permanently if they did not follow the city's order to pause services during the coronavirus pandemic. "A small number of religious... read more

Abortion groups challenge Texas’ coronavirus-driven elective surgery ban

Catholic News Agency, March 27, 2020 Texas has said that elective surgeries, including abortions, must halt to free up medical supplies for the response to the coronavirus, but pro-abortion rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the order on behalf of the state's abortion... read more

Coronavirus aid bill passes Senate, blocks loans to Planned Parenthood

By Catholic News Agency, March 26, 2020 The Senate passed a massive relief package Wednesday night to counter the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The measure passed unopposed, and contained provisions excluding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from access to... read more

Virginia governor makes attending church a criminal offense

Catholic News Agency, Richmond, Va., March 25, 2020 Virginia governor Ralph Northam has made it a criminal offense to attend church services of more than 10 people. An executive order went into effect in the commonwealth on Tuesday, March 24, making any non-essential gatherings a misdemeanor... read more
Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2020, in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Italian priest at guesthouse where Pope Francis lives tests positive for coronavirus