Posts Tagged ‘Spiritual communion’

Online Masses and spiritual communion aren’t the Church

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Pope Francis is calling online Masses and spiritual communion “dangerous”. His concern is that detached from the church, God’s people and the Sacraments, the COVID-19 lockdown may cause people to live the faith only for themselves. After dedicating Sunday’s Mass to expectant mothers, whose needs are in his prayers during the pandemic, Francis focused his Read more

Coronavirus revives the old, ushers in the new in Catholic practice

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

With the coronavirus forcing church closures and limiting access to sacraments, the Catholic Church has dusted off some old practices that perhaps had fallen into disuse, while also availing itself of new means of ensuring faithful can access the essentials. With increasing numbers of people confined at home with no access to Mass or confession, Read more