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


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


How incense at Mass might reduce airborne diseases

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

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

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


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

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

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

Finally, priest uses tweezers to distribute Holy Communion