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The decree, dated March 30, said: “The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday this year has a particular significance because of the terrible pandemic that has stricken the whole world."
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Courtney Mares/CNA.
At the conclusion of the Mass broadcast, Pope Francis adored the Blessed Sacrament, and invited Catholics quarantined at home to make a spiritual communion.
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Jonah McKeown/CNA.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared a state disaster and the state is seeking a federal designation from the national government.
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The attorney general has asked Kentucky’s Acting Secretary of Health and Family Services Eric Friedlander to certify that abortion providers are not essential under the governor's executive order barring non-essential medical procedures.
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Christine Rousselle/CNA.
Maine’s official state nickname is “The Pine Tree State” and the trees are ubiquitous throughout the region.
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In his address from the library of the apostolic palace, the pope continued his cycle of catechesis on the beatitudes, the eight blessings proclaimed by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
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Bishop Ignatius D’Souza of Bareilly said spraying migrant workers with disinfectant was inhumane.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the executive order (GA 09) on March 22 halting non-essential surgeries and medical procedures during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in order to free up resources and medical personnel to treat COVID patients.
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Fr. Timothy Gallagher
“Consolation must now be everyone’s commitment.”
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Bishop Sherrington accused the government of contradicting itself over whether it was “essential” for women to attend a facility.
Lauretta Brown
Delayed earlier by the coronavirus pandemic, the initiative is being rolled out today.
Peter Jesserer Smith
Catholic innovation in online giving and communications over the past decade has made sure that dioceses, parishes, schools and ministries have the financial lifelines they need.
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The executive order lists nine permissible reasons for people to leave their homes, including “Traveling to and from one’s residence, place of worship, or work.”
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