COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 5th June 2020

UK

Bishop Mark O’Toole expresses his hope that the Government “will see sense soon” and permit the opening of, at least some, Churches for personal prayer.

https://bit.ly/2XAq75G

Walsingham has biggest pilgrimage season in its history because of thousands upon thousands of people every day joining us for our program, says rector

https://bit.ly/2XxwmHs

Requiem Masses & funeral services resume in the Down and Connor diocese
with up to 10 mourners

https://bit.ly/3cBk1pY

Commonwealth

Canadian layman explains why he refuses to wear a mask or provide contact details before entering church

https://bit.ly/3cAoc5i

USA

New York City Mayor says ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the city merit exceptions to coronavirus regulations while religious services do not

https://bit.ly/2XzviTf

US columnist asks if the bishops can shut down the administration of the sacraments, what else can they do? If we object, what recourse do we have?

https://bit.ly/3dDZWR9

World

USA, Canada, and UK local administrations abandon social distancing mandates for Floyd protests but still restrict churches

https://bit.ly/3cCoZCW

Finally, another priest baptises a baby with a water pistol