Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19 lockdown’

Priest in the running for Britain’s Shed of the Year

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

A priest in the Highlands of Scotland is up against the creators of a bra-fitting boutique and a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-inspired “inventor’s workshop” in Britain’s 2021 Shed of the Year competition. Father Len Black, from Inverness, has made it to the finals with summerhouse The Oratory Of St Joseph. He streamed Mass from the Read more

French Catholics demand Mass during lockdown: bishops disagree

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Catholics demand Mass

A French bishop says people protesting in front of churches demanding they be allowed to attend Mass during lockdown are not taking their share of suffering. Bishop Pierre-Yves Michel of Valence said the protesters were not sending the right signal on behalf of the Church. “The health situation is serious,” he said. “I would prefer Read more

200 travelers turn up at wedding; Priest faces £1,000 fine

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Priest facing a fine

A Catholic priest is facing a fine of £1,000 after 200 guests turned up to a gypsy wedding. Under Covid-19 rules, at the time the legal limit was only 15. Fr Simon Hall of Our Lady of the Angels church in Nuneaton, UK was told by police to expect a summons in the mail. Hall, Read more

Lockdown distresses almost half of young people

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Lockdown affected wellbeing for many people, especially young ones, an Otago University study has found. The study undertaken during lockdown is providing a glimpse into New Zealand’s mental health. Young people in particular found it hard-going. The study results were reported in a research paper,’Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand Read more