COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 9th June 2020


Albert Gubay Foundation gives £1 million donation to help Catholic charities cope with poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Archbishop Stack defends priest who felt “pressured” into holding a wedding during the coronavirus lockdown that is now being investigated by Cardiff Council

Catholic Church in Northern Ireland considers only having weekday Masses initially and all churches likely will not host large scale gatherings in the short term

Rev Nicky Gumbel, Holy Trinity Brompton, says the Holy Spirit can work through Zoom, doubling his congregation to nearly 10,000 over the COVID-19 lockdown


Nigerian Catholic parishes and communities are providing relief materials and supplies to the poor and vulnerable people in rural areas hit by COVID-19


Several German Catholic parishes are publishing texts for worship services at home that include having the laity say words of “consecration” over bread

The World Economic Forum argues that better inclusion of transgender and homosexual people “is the secret to cities’ post-pandemic success.”


Chinese Communist sponsored Catholic authorities issue regulations on church reopening including requirement to preach on “patriotism” in order to reopen

Finally, Irish priest hears confession through the gates of his church