Tag: covid

USCCB website now offering resources for Catholics amid COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON | The website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a special link on its website to a page offering various resources for the nation’s Catholics as they weather the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Under the heading “Together in Christ: Responding to Coronavirus,” the usccb.org/coronavirus page also has a link to for all… Read more »

Ethicists, lawyers see dangers in rationing of scarce health resources

BALTIMORE | Catholic ethicists and legal experts are sounding the alarm that the scarcity of resources such as ventilators and hospital beds during the current coronavirus pandemic could prompt health care decisions based only on age and disability — and in some cases already is. Decisions on life-saving care based solely on those criteria are… Read more »

Texas Catholic family’s quarantine dancing video goes viral

HOUSTON | When health officials recommended self-isolation to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ali Hoffman and her parents, Michael and Michele, found themselves quarantined in their Fort Worth-area home. In their boredom, they donned their “party pants” and filmed a short video of themselves dancing in the kitchen to “Hold My Hand” by Jess… Read more »

Catholic agencies seek stimulus funding to meet expected surge in clients

CLEVELAND | Several Catholic charitable agencies are among more than 200 nonprofits urging Congress to include $60 billion in aid to help them meet an expected surge in requests for services from unemployed people. The coming wave of clients seeking food assistance, housing, health care and clothing is expected as a result of massive layoffs… Read more »

Complaining, inertia are seeds of the devil, pope says

VATICAN CITY | Many Christians are caught in a trap of complaining about everything and doing nothing about it, Pope Francis said in his morning Mass. The sin of sloth, marked by careless indifference, apathy and self-pity, is a “poison, a fog that envelops the soul and doesn’t let it live,” he said in his… Read more »