By Martina Moyski, Church Militant - The bishop of Tyler, Texas has issued a pastoral letter rousing Catholics to understand the mortal danger of any coronavirus vaccine developed using stem cells from aborted babies and is urging them to fight… Bp. Joseph Strickland encouraged "all who believe in the Sanctity of Life in the womb" to reflect on his message, as "it is critical for the whole human family." … In the letter, Strickland explained that the pandemic has opened his eyes to the dangerous reality of the "use of in line stem cells from aborted babies in developing vaccines."… "I urge you to join me, NOW, in passionately but prayerfully speaking out against this practice," he urged.
Catholic News Agency - Three further Catholic dioceses have announced they will resume public celebration of Mass, subject to the requirements of public health orders and social distancing… The Montana dioceses of Great Falls-Billings and Helena both announced the re-openings on Thursday, April 23, one day after the bishop of Lubbock, Texas told his priests to prepare to restore access to Communion for Catholics in the diocese… The public celebration of Mass has been prohibited in dioceses across the United States for over a month as part of efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
By Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist - With churches nationwide shut down by government orders, pastors are leading congregations in virtual worship on Facebook Live, YouTube, Zoom, and other platforms. Tens of millions of Americans go to church weekly, according to surveys… People who regularly would attend in person are now learning how to do it from home. But just as there are distinct types of people for in-person worship, there are distinct types of worshipers online. Which one are you?