COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 8th October 2020

UK

Catholic bishops of Scotland believe public worship will be allowed to continue despite heightened lockdown restrictions, after discussions with Scottish ministers.

https://bit.ly/3lkb6Om

Covid-19 has killed three times as many people as flu and pneumonia this year, official figures show

http://dailym.ai/3iFucNd

USA

Charting a Coronavirus Infection

https://nyti.ms/3iJiTn4

The Church is Essential

The Bishop of Brooklyn has strongly criticized the re-imposition of strict COVID-19 rules on places of worship in New York City-area hot zones

https://bit.ly/36KhUkn

Delaware priest defends the importance of wearing a mask

https://bit.ly/33GPTZd

Bridgeport bishop: Wear a physical mask, but let spiritual masks fall

https://bit.ly/2GwBsOC

Californian priest sues Gov. Gavin Newsom and 19 other officials, alleging COVID-19 restrictions on places of worship are unconstitutional.

https://bit.ly/3dcADGh

U.S. professors say COVID-19 lockdowns ‘had little effect on the spread of the coronavirus’

https://bit.ly/30NLXE5

And finally, anointing during COVID-19