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Oct 8, 2020 - 03:40 pm .- The Diocese of Brooklyn is suing the state of New York over a new order that restricts some indoor Masses in New York City to just 10 people.
Oct 8, 2020 - 02:19 pm .- Members of Congress are supporting a Washington, D.C., Baptist church in its court case against the city’s enforcement of its COVID restrictions on outdoor religious services. 
Oct 8, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday urged the Trump administration to resume negotiations for further COVID-19 financial relief, after President Trump reportedly ordered negotiations to cease Tuesday.
Oct 7, 2020 - 04:33 pm .- The Bishop of Brooklyn has strongly criticized the re-imposition of strict coronavirus rules on places of worship in New York City-area hot zones, saying Catholic churches have worked hard to prevent coronavirus spread and Catholics deserve access to their churches.
Oct 7, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Healthcare must be made more accessible to the poor in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Oct 6, 2020 - 05:47 pm .- Catholics schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have asked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to permit four schools in areas of Brooklyn and Queens without widespread cases of coronavirus to continue in-person learning.
Oct 6, 2020 - 04:32 pm .- Just two weeks after the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance was lifted in the Diocese of Green Bay, Bishop David Ricken has reinstated it, due to sharply rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area.
Oct 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Face coverings must be worn outdoors within the territory of Vatican City State to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a Vatican official announced Tuesday.
Oct 6, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Poland’s bishops said Tuesday that Catholics who opt to receive Holy Communion in the hand during the pandemic “cannot be accused of disrespecting the Eucharist.” 
Oct 5, 2020 - 10:00 pm .- The Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is providing aid to nearly 70 religious communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo facing extreme poverty due to the coronavirus crisis.
Oct 3, 2020 - 06:26 am .- The canonization cause is progressing for Father Patrick Ryan, a priest who sacrificed his life in a nineteenth century yellow fever epidemic to serve the sick. Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, Tenn., has launched an official tribunal to continue the inquiry into whether he should be declared 'venerable.'
Oct 2, 2020 - 04:09 pm .- Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, has tested positive for coronavirus, the university said in an email to students Oct. 2.
Oct 1, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- A federal judge on Tuesday denied an injunction sought by a Protestant ministry against Colorado's coronavirus health orders, which limit religious gatherings to 175 persons.
Sep 30, 2020 - 06:59 am .- The head of the Salesians announced that the order has raised nearly 8 million euros to help thousands of families worldwide who have been financially affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis called Wednesday for a new economic model to help rebuild the world after the coronavirus pandemic. 
Sep 30, 2020 - 12:03 am .- A group of public, private, and faith-based school officials, as well as physicians and parents, are arguing for a return to in-person learning in Los Angeles schools after seven months of only virtual instruction.
Sep 29, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The office of San Francisco's mayor announced Tuesday that places of worship will be permitted to hold services indoors at 25% capacity, up to 100 people, beginning Wednesday.
Sep 29, 2020 - 10:57 am .- Leaders of Catholic organizations in the United States have called on members of Congress to set aside political differences and pass a new COVID-19 relief package to alleviate the hardships caused by the ongoing pandemic.
Sep 28, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The U.S. Department of Justice on Sept. 25 warned San Francisco officials that its current restrictions on public worship in the city may be unconstitutional, drawing praise from Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Sep 26, 2020 - 04:23 pm .- The Spanish Conference of Religious (CONFER) has announced that September 29 will be observed as a day of prayer for the 357 religious who have died from the novel coronavirus during the pandemic in Spain.

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