COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 29th March 2021

UK

First Communions in Derry diocese postponed over party fears

https://bbc.in/3cwW7it

Care home staff in London are the least likely to take the Covid vaccine, with less than half the workforce in one borough’s homes having the jab

https://bit.ly/3u1wufI

Number of Pregnant Women suffering Miscarriage after having Covid Vaccine increases by 483% in just 7 weeks

https://bit.ly/3fnwTox

Europe

Irish government criminalises the public celebration of the Mass

https://bit.ly/2PAPhj2

Gardaí set checkpoints near church to stop faith attending public Mass in breach of Covid rules

https://bit.ly/3tZWEj1

USA

Maskless priest has homeschooling mom of 11 arrested for not masking in empty church

https://bit.ly/3swybBq

Priest calls police to evict pregnant mother threatened with arrest during Mass because she wasn’t wearing a mask

Judge removes 6-year-old from mom who didn’t wear mask at school drop off

https://bit.ly/39p4fQ8

And finally, US priests rules that only faithful who have been vaccinated can receive the sacrament of confession