The Diocese of Charlottetown is making a concerted effort to reach out to people during these difficult times.
In the 1962 calendar the Friday before Palm Sunday is a feast in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows, so a sung Mass was celebrated in the evening at Saint Adelaide Church, Peabody, Massachusetts.
Celebrant: Fr. Raymond van de Moortell, co-pastor
The readings were presented in English by Fr. David Lewis, co-pastor
Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The U.S. religious freedom ambassador on Thursday called on governments to release prisoners of conscience during the new coronavirus pandemic.
“In this time of pandemic, religious prisoners should be released. We call on all governments around the world to do so,” Sam Brownback, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, said on April 2 during a conference call with reporters.
He said that the “very crowded, unsanitary conditions” faced by some prisoners is a nightmare scenario during a pandemic.
CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2020 / 06:19 pm (CNA).- A Filipino seminary has opened its doors to over a dozen trapped tourists, who have been stranded since a mandatory lockdown was extended last month.
Saint Joseph Seminary in Puerto Princesa is providing shelter to 18 people now stranded in Palawan province following a forced extension to their holiday.
The tourists began their vacation March 11, but government orders placed Palawan on a more enhanced lockdown, canceling all domestic and international flights March 17-April 12.
Homily Mary wants to accompany us as we journey through Holy Week.
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