COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 2nd October 2020

UK

Royal Society group of scientists warns even an effective coronavirus vaccine will not return life to normal in spring

https://bbc.in/3iqgYE2

Father Stephen Dunn writes an open letter to the Catholics of Scotland to protest their bishops’ acquiescence to state interference in public worship

https://bit.ly/3cPVyig

UK maker of wearable mental wellbeing devices, has pioneered a new model to help businesses and their staff through the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://bit.ly/3cQZqjb

Commonwealth

President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops says Church must overcome pandemic ‘malaise’

https://bit.ly/3cTeHQy

USA

New York diocese files for bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits, the financial burden compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic

https://to.pbs.org/30vBjSi

US bishops blast exclusion of Catholic schools in coronavirus aid bill

https://bit.ly/33qfEge

U.S. appeals court upholds California’s coronavirus restrictions on churches

https://lat.ms/30v6bSN

And finally, being Catholic during a time of pandemic