COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 20th March 2020

UK

UK government lists ‘religious staff’ as a group providing key public services critical to the country’s response to COVID-19

https://bit.ly/3d9KKLI

Peter’s House, in association with the CBCEW and the National Shrine of Walsingham, have launched a multi-platform initiative to help the faithful during the COVID-19 crisis — Lent in Isolation, including a website https://www.lentinisolation.com/

https://bit.ly/2wpUqRF

Fr Andrew Eburne, Catholic chaplain at the University of East Anglia, has launched a podcast https://egosumvia.podbean.com/ to enable him to stay in touch with students and parishioners as he self-isolates

https://bit.ly/2UmhQzn

Radio Maria UK, based in the Diocese of East Anglia, is broadcasting daily Mass during the COVID-19 crisis https://radiomariaengland.uk/

https://bit.ly/2Unw1nN

Eastbourne Ordinariate have posted on their website ‘Liturgy in a Time of Crisis’ listing how the faithful’s liturgical and sacramental life can continue

https://bit.ly/33AiOML

Lifesite News reports on how two clergy — a Dutch priest and a British deacon — are promoting the act of perfect contrition and spiritual communion

https://bit.ly/2QxIUea

World

The Archdiocese of Portland has issued guidance on how its parishes will continue to serve the liturgical and sacramental needs of the faithful, including the live streaming of the Holy Week liturgies

https://bit.ly/2Qwzdws

Most of the priests and half of the seminarians in the FSSP Seminary in Bavaria are ill with COVID-19 — all have abandoned themselves to the Providence of God

https://bit.ly/2vFwzNG

Finally, Fr John Zuhlsdorf answers the question, ‘If a priest keeps hearing confessions, contracts Coronavirus and dies, is he a martyr?

https://bit.ly/2xaoIrK