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


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

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

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

Radio Maria UK, based in the Diocese of East Anglia, is broadcasting daily Mass during the COVID-19 crisis

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

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


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

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

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