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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service May 07, 2020
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court apparently seem divided over a case involving The Little Sisters of the Poor which concerns a Trump administration ruling allowing religious employer exemptions for contraceptive coverage in health plans.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service April 29, 2020
On the state level, governors are also presenting their plans to gradually reopen. Mike DeWine, governor of Ohio, for example, presented his plans April 27 to begin reopening.
Medical workers from Kaiser Permanente in Oregon wear donated coronavirus masks made by Dennis Uniform. The Portland company makes school uniforms for 2,500 private and Catholic schools throughout the U.S. (CNS photo/courtesy Dennis Uniform) 
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service April 21, 2020
A Catholic school uniform company in Oregon, in an effort to assist medical personnel dealing with the pandemic, are making and providing face masks for their work.
Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces, N.M., wears a mask and gloves while giving Communion to a passenger of a vehicle during the Easter Vigil in the parking lot of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Cruces April 11, 2020. Bishop Baldacchino became the first-known U.S. prelate to lift a diocesan ban on public Mass April 15, 2020, and told priests they may resume sacramental ministry if they follow state health mandates. (CNS photo/courtesy David McNamara, Diocese of Las Cruces)
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service April 17, 2020
Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces, New Mexico is reversing his previous decision to ban public Masses due to the coronavirus pandemic and will allow Masses to resume, with restrictions.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service April 09, 2020
In this time of the coronavarius outbreak, Catholics everywhere are calling upon the intercessions of saints and holy ones to get through this trying time.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service April 09, 2020
Catechumens, expecting to be received into the Catholic Church during this year's Easter Vigil, will unfortunately have to wait due to the pandemic.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service March 18, 2020
Spiritual health also is important though and he said that during this pandemic, it is "important to prevent social isolation" even within religious communities.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service March 12, 2020
As of March 11, dozens of Catholic college and university leaders had announced plans to cancel public classes and offer online education amid concern over the coronavirus' spread.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service March 03, 2020
Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, canceled its spring break study abroad program to Italy and several colleges have posted warnings about individual travel during the break on their websites.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service March 02, 2020
On March 1, a man in his 40s who was on the February school trip and has not been identified as a member of the school's faculty or a chaperone, was the first Rhode Islander said to have a strain of the virus.