For the first quarter of 2020, ICHA’s Executive Director continued to meet individually with leadership and is responding to various challenges facing Catholic healthcare in Illinois. Most specifically is the COVID-19 virus
“Considering the different ritual traditions and the Easter celebrations according to their respective calendars, it is not possible to issue a unitary provision that would cover all the uses present in each Church,” said the Congregation for the Eastern Churches. “Nevertheless, it seems appropriate to share the following recommendations.”
“The Archdiocese of Lahore has made 15,000 masks and hand sanitizers and handed them to parishes,” according to the report. “We have advised all parishes to distribute the masks without any religious, racial or sectarian discrimination,” said Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw, OFM.
“We are saddened and dismayed at the Government’s decision to introduce extreme regulations for the delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland,” the bishops said on March 31. “Their implementation will facilitate one of the most liberal abortion regimes anywhere in the world. During the pandemic when so much is being done to protect lives, […]