Editor’s note: This is the fourth essay in a series on The Seven Penitential Psalms. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. […]
National Chairperson of Community Life Marie Rackley, April 7, 2020.
My dear sisters in the League,
Funny, I don’t feel vulnerable or even compromised—not at all. But that is what my family and statistics and science say: I am compromised and vulnerable. COVID-19 did that. I have never thought of myself […]
Homily The Third Sorrowful Mystery: Crowning with Thorns.
Denver, Colo., Apr 7, 2020 / 05:46 pm (CNA).- In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, the nationwide shutdown of Catholic churches has halted regular Mass attendance and impeded access to other sacraments for the Catholic faithful. Now, some Catholics have endorsed an open letter asking the Catholic bishops to do everything possible to make the sacraments more available.
“We don’t absolutely need to have the Eucharist, but we want to be in the presence of the Eucharist, we want to have Mass said. We want adoration, we want processions, we want all these things,” she told CNA April 2, describing the goals of the open letter and its supporters.
“We’re putting our emphasis on the last rites, the Anointing of the Sick, and Mass and Adoration,” said Smith, a retired professor of moral theology at Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary. For her, the greatest concern is what she says is “the failure to work extremely hard to make certain that those who are sick and dying can receive the anointing of the sick.”
One of our contributors on the topic of sacred music, Massimo Scapin (whose articles you can see right here), is among the many men and women who are losing their full time jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.
By John Grondelski | Dominican Father Dominic Langevin penned a thoughtful piece over at First Things, explaining It’s quite timely, America’s bishops having decided to lock down the country’s churches and “feed their sheep”…