COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 30th April 2020

UK

Responding to a significant increase in domestic abuse during the lockdown Bishop John Sherrington urges priests to raise the issue during live streamed Masses

https://bit.ly/2WeoRmY

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, says Catholics don’t have an “absolute duty” to boycott any COVID-19 vaccine produced aborted baby cell lines

https://bit.ly/3c3qkTy

Europe

Francis postpones Peter’s Pence Collection this years in response to COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2YhngPT

Delayed implementation of Vatican financial reforms has weakened its ability to deal with the COVID-19 crisis claim insiders

https://bit.ly/2ydwx0H

French bishops express concern about morale of faithful following government’s decision to open school & shops on May 11th but keep churches closed till June

https://bit.ly/2SjGbWf

Polish bishops to entrust country to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Poland at Jasna Góra on May 3rd

https://bit.ly/2xl6hB1

USA

Reports of laity celebrating simulations of Eucharistic consecrations during the lockdown during live streamed Masses

https://bit.ly/2VOLkry

Diocese of Portland sets out strict protocols allowing public Masses in the parking lots of Maine’s churches

https://bit.ly/2VRuQze

Finally, another humorous church sign in response to COVID-19 from the USA