Niagara school boards to continue taking COVID-19 direction from province

There are multiple ways the school year could end as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19, Niagara Catholic District School Board education director John Crocco says. He said staff and administrators will “continue to adapt” to ensure students are prepared for the next grade. Schools have been closed until April 6 after the province announced a two-week extension […]

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Missouri’s last abortion clinic faces ‘imminent’ decision

St. Louis, Mo., Mar 19, 2020 / 08:01 pm (CNA).- Missouri authorities could soon rule on whether the state’s only remaining abortion clinic will remain open despite failures to meet basic patient care standards, and abortion advocates are already publicizing high abortion numbers at the new multi-million-dollar Planned Parenthood clinic built in secret just across the Illinois state line.

In June 2019, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services refused to renew the license of the clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, to perform abortions.

A Missouri judge and the Missouri Administration Hearing Commission both granted a temporary stay of the health department’s decision, allowing the clinic to remain open while the case was reviewed.

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Polish priest prays against coronavirus amid quarantine

Lublin, Poland, Mar 19, 2020 / 07:03 pm (CNA).- A Polish priest processed throughout the neighborhood of his parish encouraging quarantined parishioners to join him in prayer from their windows.

Father Miroslaw Matuszny, a priest of the Parish of the Conversion of St. Paul, carried a relic of Saint Anthony near his church in east Lublin on Tuesday evening.

As Poland has limited gatherings to 50 people or less, effectively shutting down Mass in some areas of Poland, he encouraged local churchgoers to light candles and pray with him from their windows.

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