Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the East Harlem section of New York City is seen in this 2015 file photo. On July 9, the Archdiocese of New York announced that financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing it to close numerous Catholic schools. The East Harlem school is not among them. The Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. also has announced school closures.
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The schools will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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The U.S. should be "leading a coordinated global response to protect the lives of millions of people around the world," the Catholic Health Association said.
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With the virus raging in the American southwest, public worship has been again suspended with the goal of preventing any additional spread of the disease.
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Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento has said that toppling statues does not bring about establishing the hard work of justice and "does little to build the future."
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Faith-based organizations are pleading with Congress to fund world-wide pandemic relief efforts.
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A federal judge has ruled that a Trump administration policy regarding asylum seekers was unlawfully implemented.
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"If right and proper words were considered against their law, I will endure all the suing, trials and arrests. Numerous predecessors have endured similarly," the 88-year-old cardinal said.
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A Federal judge has ruled that the restrictions on how many people may gather for church services in New York state cannot be enforced as it presently stands as it is far more stricter than the protocols for comparable secular gatherings.
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In 2015, some people objected to the canonization of the Spaniard, like critics did of his beatification in 1988, because of questions about how Father Serra treated the native peoples of California and about the impact of Spanish colonization on native peoples throughout the Americas.
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Oregon Catholic Press, which publishes much of the nation's Catholic liturgical music, is working with liturgists and pastoral musicians around the country to find creative and safe ways to sing.