Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirius’

US archbishop told – follow science, don’t risk lives

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi encourages San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop to follow science instead of pushing for fuller in-person gatherings for Mass and worship. Pelosi, a practising Catholic, says Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone should not be putting people’s lives at risk. “With all due respect to my archbishop, I think we should follow science on Read more

Most British Catholics will return to church, says survey

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Most British Catholics – 96 percent – will return to worship in a church once the coronavirus (COVID-29) pandemic is over. Results from a new survey say just 4 percent of Catholics in Britain won’t be going back to worship in church. The poll of 2,500 people was conducted by Catholic Voices, a group set Read more

Ethical quandary in coronavirus vaccine development

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Human foetal tissue used in a potential coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is posing an ethical quandry for Australia’s Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Anglican leaders. The Oxford University vaccine has been developed from a kidney cell line (HEK-293) taken from a foetus aborted in 1973. The Australian government has ordered 25 million doses of the vaccine. If Read more

Diocese launches virtual school

Monday, August 17th, 2020

The US Diocese of Arlington is launching an virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The online-only St. Isidore of Seville Virtual School – named after the patron saint of the internet – aims to be fully operational on 8 September. It will teach the Read more