COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 1st May 2020


Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to Northern Ireland political leaders to allow churches to reopen, even if only for solitary prayer


Following Italian bishops angry reaction to government plans to delay opening of churches, news emerges that church will re-open in May with restrictions


Following Cupich’s refusal to meet them, laity plan to hold prayer vigils outside his cathedral every Friday until the churches are re-opened

Kentucky’s AG challenges governor’s targeted ban on religious services while relaxing other restrictions as violating the First Amendment

Bishop of Lafayette plans to permit weekday Mass attendance in lieu of the Sunday Mass obligation to lessen the size of Sunday Mass congregations

US Dominican theologians and experts on infectious diseases have proposed a multi-phase proposal for public Masses within public health guidelines

Bishop Barron reflects on the COVID-19’s quarantine three lessons about the Church

Finally, Knoxville explicitly bans churches from administering the sacraments