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Palm supplier sees business halved by coronavirus cancelations - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:55:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., Apr 3, 2020 / 11:55 pm (CNA).- Thomas Sowell and his wife own Southeast Palm and Foliage in Astor, Florida, in the middle of the state, about 40 miles west of Daytona Beach. “It&# ...

U.S. religious freedom ambassador calls for release of prisoners of conscience - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:00:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The U.S. religious freedom ambassador on Thursday called on governments to release prisoners of conscience during the new coronavirus pandemic. “I ...

NY Catholic nursing homes in 'desperate need' of supplies to fight coronavirus - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:30:00 -0600 - ew York City, N.Y., Apr 3, 2020 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- The threat of the coronavirus has hit nursing homes of the Archdiocese of New York especially hard, with families now being advised to bring their lo ...

New York uses budget bill to legalize commercial surrogacy during coronavirus - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:00:00 -0600 - NA Staff, Apr 3, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The state of New York legalized commercial surrogacy as part of a budget bill passed on April 3. The law was condemned by the state Catholic conference. There ...

'Catholics for Trump' launches with online broadcast - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:00:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The “Catholics for Trump” coalition was officially launched on Thursday evening in an online broadcast. The coalition, led by American Conse ...

Supreme Court delays Little Sisters of the Poor hearing because of coronavirus - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:30:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court announced Friday that oral arguments in the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Coronavirus crisis cannot justify discrimination, bishops say - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The coronavirus pandemic does not justify abandoning medical ethics, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops told medical professionals in an ur ...

Analysis: Policy and pastoral leadership in a time of crisis - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:49:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 10:49 am (CNA).- Across the U.S., and around the world, bishops are struggling to adjust to the pastoral emergency which has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic. In ent ...

Jesus, livestreamed: Priests, bishops to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live  - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 04:33:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., Apr 3, 2020 / 04:33 am (CNA).- When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St. Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his ef ...

Catholic University makes vaccine work free for coronavirus research - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:55:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 2, 2020 / 11:55 pm (CNA).- An expert research professor on vaccines at the Catholic University of America is working with the university to make his patents available royalty-free ...

What does a traveling evangelist do during the coronavirus lockdown? - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:00:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., Apr 2, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- What does a traveling evangelist do when a global pandemic keeps him at home? He goes online! One Catholic evangelist said that lessons he’s learnin ...

Texas AG: Planned Parenthood not singled out by coronavirus order - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:00:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 2, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has disputed Planned Parenthood’s claim that the state targeted abortion clinics in an order prohibiting non-esse ...

Spatula baseball: L’Arche ‘leans into creativity’ during lockdown - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:00:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Apr 2, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- While sports around the country have seen their seasons suspended due to COVID-19, spatula baseball season is in full swing at one of the L’Arche c ...

Recalling St John Paul II’s seven visits to the United States - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:02:00 -0600 - NA Staff, Apr 2, 2020 / 10:02 am (CNA).- St. John Paul II was the most traveled pope in history, logging some 700,000 miles and visiting nearly 130 countries. One of the first countries the pope visi ...

‘We’re in unknown territory’: Uncertainty follows parish and diocesan employee layoffs  - Thu, 02 Apr 2020 04:00:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., Apr 2, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Dawne Mechlinski was a parish music minister for 41 years. When she was 12 years old, when she was asked to be the organist at her parish in Point Pleasan ...