COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 22nd March 2021

UK

Abortions spiked by up to 30% during first wave of Covid in England and Wales after ministers changed rules to allow terminations at home

https://bit.ly/3r3napO

What Jane Austen can teach us about resilience

https://bbc.in/3ratI5O

Revealed: the data that shows how Covid bounced back after UK’s lockdowns

https://bit.ly/3cZAQwS

Commonwealth

How the Catholic Church came to bless the COVID-19 vaccine

https://bit.ly/393LtgZ

Europe

Gardaí fine Fr PJ Hughes €500 for celebrating public Mass

https://bit.ly/3sgxj40

Irish Catholics defy lockdown with St. Patrick’s procession, call for churches to open

https://bit.ly/3f2UsmH

Is the Vatican Taking Concrete Steps to Help Campaigns Against Abortion-Tainted Vaccines? No

https://bit.ly/3s9hFaw

USA

Most states did not make the Mass illegal; it was the Church hierarchy that voluntarily shut it down

https://bit.ly/3smST6A

And finally, the faithful protest against the Irish government who have banned the Mass