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Public Mass Ban in Italy Leads to New Focus on "Spiritual Communion"

ROME (CNS) -- Public Masses are banned throughout Italy, but literally thousands of Masses are celebrated each day and, in addition to watching them on television or computer screens, the faithful can receive "spiritual Communion."

Pope Francis, after reciting a livestreamed Angelus prayer March 15, told people, "United to Christ we are never alone, but instead form one body, of which he is the head. It is a union that is nourished with prayer and also with spiritual communion in the Eucharist, a practice that is recommended when it isn't possible to receive the sacrament."

CARDINAL SEÁN TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS ON CATHOLICTV

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC MASS; CATHOLICTV ONLY

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

TIME:

12 noon

*8pm pm rebroadcast

HOW:

CatholicTV

How Catholics Should Respond to the Coronavirus

Here is an unsigned editorial titled: "How Catholics should respond to the coronavirus," which appeared online March 5 on the website of America Magazine, a weekly Jesuit publication.

The coronavirus illness, designated COVID-19, has spread to over 100 countries, infected at least 121,000 people and killed at least 4,375 worldwide. Even as the spread of the virus has slowed in China, the epicenter of the outbreak, cases are cropping up in communities across the United States, which as of March 11 has 1,016 cases. At least 31 people have died.

Cardinal issues a message in regards to the Coronavirus situation in anticipation of Saint Patrick's Day

Reflecting on the legacy of St. Patrick

Hello and welcome,

I want to begin this week by sharing with you the statement issued earlier today regarding our on-going response to the coronavirus outbreak. I encourage you to visit BostonCatholic.org/coronavirus for the latest information.

Diocese of Springfield Respond to the Coronavirus

Communications Related to the Coronavirus

Updated March 17, 2020 

List of Televised and Streaming Masses


Updated March 16, 2020 

The Catholic Free Press- Last Weekend Masses Before Suspension

March 16, 2020

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press

Diocese of Worcester Responds to the Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

WORCESTER -- In cooperation with Governor Baker's announcements yesterday, the Diocese of Worcester has issued the following statement by Bishop McManus.

Diocese of Fall River Responds to the Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Out of concern for the health and well-being of all who reside in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands and in response to the direction of public officials, I am suspending all public Masses and other liturgical services in the Diocese of Fall River effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continuing until further notice. This includes Masses of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

At the same time, I am issuing a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to all Catholics of the Diocese.

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