Our 2020 Lenten journey had barely begun when our daily activities came to a screeching halt. Sadly, that included all church activities, from daily and Sunday Masses, to weddings, funerals, and catechism and Faith First programs.
Catholic Church develops health-protection protocol. Following the government’s declaration of a public-health emergency last March, the bishops of Quebec decided to suspend [public] liturgical celebrations and to close places of worship in a spirit of pastoral charity and out of deep concern for the most vulnerable among us.
Countless messages and videos pour in as Catholics around the world express their heartfelt appreciation for Pope Francis’ live-streamed daily Mass during the lockdown.
Pope Francis sends a message to the Pontifical Mission Societies, and urges them to avoid self-promotion and to thank God for the gift of being missionaries.
Pope Francis holds his weekly General Audience during Laudato Si’ Week, and reflects on the mystery of Creation and how it opens us up to prayer.