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    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- For many Catholic schools that have already reopened for in-person classes or hope to do so in the coming weeks, getting ready for the new school year has involved a lot more planning than usual. And for the school year to go smoothly ...



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COVID forces Knock shrine to close Aug. 15 to discourage crowds

KNOCK, Ireland (CNS) -- The Marian shrine at Knock announced Aug. 10 that in addition to postponing the popular Knock Novena and pilgrimage because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shrine and its church would be closed for the Aug. 15 feast of the Assumption of Mary to ensure pilgrims do not arrive anyway.

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CDC director sees public health risk in children not returning to school

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thinks it is a good idea for schools to reopen and for children to return to school in the fall. "It's not risk of school openings versus public health. It's public health versus public health," he said during a recent webinar with the Buck Institute for Aging, an independent biomedical research institute based in Novato, California.

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