Prudence and Pandemic: Considerations on Coronavirus

This week, as I watch the issue of the COVID-19 coronavirus dominate the online conversation, sparking arguments left and right about what should be done, whether we should be concerned or totally unfazed, and so on, I find myself thinking about an anecdote from...

Chinese campaigns to control Christianity worsened in 2019, watchdog says

Beijing, China, Mar 10, 2020 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- The Chinese government’s campaign to develop “religion with Chinese characteristics” has increased persecution of the country’s Christians, the human rights watchdog ChinaAid has said. A 53-page […] Read the Whole...

Washington DC homeless shelter serves the poor despite coronavirus fears

Washington D.C., Mar 10, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the U.S., one Catholic organization is trying to protect a population that is particularly vulnerable to the spread of contagious illnesses—the city’s homeless. “One of the...

Hebda 'confounded' by 'Abortion Providers Appreciation Day' celebrations

St. Paul, Minn., Mar 10, 2020 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul both celebrated March 10 as “Abortion Providers Appreciation Day.” Minnesota’s archbishop said he is “profoundly saddened” by those celebrations. “I cannot help but be...

Chinese campaigns to control Christianity worsened in 2019, watchdog says

Beijing, China, Mar 10, 2020 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- The Chinese government’s campaign to develop “religion with Chinese characteristics” has increased persecution of the country’s Christians, the human rights watchdog ChinaAid has said. A 53-page report released Feb. 28...

Pell hearing to begin in Australia’s high court

Sydney, Australia, Mar 10, 2020 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- Australia’s High Court will hear on Wednesday arguments in the final appeal of Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in 2018 on five charges of child sexual abuse. The cardinal’s final appeal in the Australian...