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    Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 CNA.- President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.” At a Friday press briefing, Trump said that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would “at my direction” ...

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  • President Trump: Churches should reopen 'right now'

    Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 CNA.- President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.” At a Friday press briefing, Trump said that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would “at my direction” ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    On Sunday, Msgr. Kevin O'Leary and I celebrated our regular weekly television Mass. Of course, this past Sunday was Mother's Day, and so we offered the Mass for all mothers, living and deceased and in a particular way for birthmothers who were courageous ...

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President Trump: Churches should reopen 'right now'


Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 CNA.- President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.” At a Friday press briefing, Trump said that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) would “at my direction” be issuing new guidance for churches to reopen. He said he was identifying houses of worship as “essential places that provide essential services,” noting that state governors had classified such establishments as liquor stores and abortion clinics as providing essential services, but not churches.

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Hebda: Pastoral need, not politics, and religious liberty prompt opening


ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) -- Representing the bishops of Minnesota, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis met with Gov. Tim Walz May 21 and they met again May 22 following the bishops' decision to resume public Masses at one-third capacity despite the governor's executive order capping faith-based gatherings at 10 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Italy: Study shows increase in prayer, religious fervor amid pandemic


ROME (CNS) -- The uncertainty and restrictive measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic caused an increase in prayers and religious fervor in Italy, a recent study said. The study, which was released May 22, was conducted by the State University of Milan, to "daily monitor public opinion during the COVID-19 emergency" and the impact it "has had on the religiosity of Italians."

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


On Sunday, Msgr. Kevin O'Leary and I celebrated our regular weekly television Mass. Of course, this past Sunday was Mother's Day, and so we offered the Mass for all mothers, living and deceased and in a particular way for birthmothers who were courageous enough to entrust their child to an adoptive family and the mothers of those adoptive families.

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Mass, cathedral lights honor health care workers


BOSTON -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley offered his weekly televised Mass of May 17, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, for health care professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mass aired on CW56 and CatholicTV at different times on May 17.

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