June 24, 2020: Judge Rules New York May Not Enforce Double-Standard Restrictions On Religious Gatherings

https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/26/judge-rules-new-york-may-not-enforce-double-standard-restrictions-on-religious-gatherings/ New York may no longer restrict religious gatherings to 25 percent capacity while other businesses can operate at 50 percent, according to a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge on Friday. U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe ruled that New York could not limit socially-distanced, outdoor religious services while it allowed outdoor graduation ceremonies…


June 10, 2020: EU and African Bishops call for a people-centred, just and responsible partnership between our continents

http://www.comece.eu/action/mlr/pv?&idx=240679&cid=2721&uid=2324&sid=2&cks=9a669146 Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the European and the African Union are currently preparing for the 6th Summit of their political leaders. In this view, COMECE and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have elaborated a joint contribution on the future EU-Africa partnership.


May 16, 2020: COVID-19 & Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith (BUT Specific guidelines for reopening churches during the coronavirus pandemic were excluded from a set of documents released by the CDC this week)

Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/guidance-community-faith-organizations.html https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/3-17-20-faith-and-community-based-covid-19-faq.pdf but see https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cdc-documents-on-reopening-do-not-include-suggestions-for-churches-28461


April 15, 2020 – Triage: Maintaining a Catholic Ethic in Difficult Times

https://christmedicus.org/triage-maintaining-catholic-ethic-in-difficult-times/ The COVID-19 Coronavirus has been challenging. One challenge has been determining how scarce medical resources are allocated among patients, particularly when the patients outnumber the available resources. The process of determining how different medical situations are prioritized, and then applying care and resources to people in those situations, is known as triage. The goal…