COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 3rd June 2020

UK

20,000 hospital patients – most of whom hadn’t been tested for coronavirus – were discharged into care homes during the first weeks of lockdown

http://dailym.ai/2U5AvjO

USA

How incense at Mass might reduce airborne diseases

https://bit.ly/2XuerkU

Alabama archbishop bans priests from celebrating public Masses if they want to distribute Holy Communion on the tongue.

https://bit.ly/2Mnf2P7

Seattle’s Archbishop bans faithful from kneeling to receive Holy Communion

https://bit.ly/2XWMalV

Diocese moves marriage preparation courses online in response to COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2XVxHXz

World

Indonesian bishop, priests and lay people post song composed to boost morale of medical and frontline workers that has gone viral on social media

https://bit.ly/2AyHhYj

COVID-19 puts spotlight on Latin American church-state relations in the world’s most heavily Catholic region, for both good and ill

https://bit.ly/3eMxc8U

Philippines bishops warn online child sexual exploitation has more than tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on families to protect their children

https://bit.ly/2Ax8afp

Finally, priest uses tweezers to distribute Holy Communion