COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 21st May 2020


In discussions with the government the CBCEW plan a phased re-opening of churches, including open-air Masses


France’s Conseil d’Etat rules that government has eight days to relax the ban on public religious ceremonies in places of worship, in effect since March 15

Following recovery from COVID-19 Italian priest thanks shaman’s Voodoo ritual for the sake his health, saying in newspaper column, “You never know”.

COVID-19 has laid bare ‘insidious disease’ of Church thinking she’s a ‘worldly institution’, says Cardinal Sarah

Cardinal Burke warns that individuals are using COVID-19 to promote single world government, environmental causes, and radical changes to the Catholic faith


Minnesota bishops plan to defy state order by reopening public Masses on May 26

US Catholic doctors issue a document on the indispensability of sacraments, urging bishops to reopen churches in a way that’s “safest for everybody.”

Finally, Gloria TV posts cartoon protesting the continued closure of churches while hairdressers and shops are opened