Catholic News Agency - The chairman and CEO of EWTN said Thursday that the media network will remain open and on the air during the coronavirus pandemic. In a March 26 interview, EWTN’s Michael Warsaw said that the organization’s ministry is more urgent than ever… “I think there's so much anxiety. There's so much fear. People feel untethered. And I think one of the things that EWTN provides is a place that people can turn to ground themselves, to connect themselves with the faith and really to find reassurance that God is there for them in this really difficult time,” Warsaw said on EWTN News Nightly.
By Ben Shapiro, OneNewsNow - Public policy is the craft of weighing risks and rewards, and policymakers do it every day. It's just that this time, the stakes are the highest they have ever been. The markets – and the American people – require a formula from the government to reopen the economy… This week, President Donald Trump began openly considering at what point the American government ought to take steps to reopen the American economy. He explained: "Our country wasn't built to be shut down. America will again and soon be open for business," suggesting that the timeline will be weeks instead of months.
By Jim Graves, EWTN News - Habited nuns praying in unison… The sounds of Catholic life in the convent were once largely confined to the sisters and local faithful near the motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan… Now the sisters’ communal prayer can be heard by a wider audience amid the COVID-19 pandemic… The Dominican Sisters of Mary, a teaching community, which, in recent years, has branched out to provide Catholic content online, has begun livestreaming Masses and prayers.
By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews - … numbers of confirmed cases is a function of testing and reporting. As testing in the U.S. has ramped up, it was only a matter of time before that testing would detect sizeable numbers of cases moving through the American population… In the United States (pop. 332 million) more than 850,000 tests had been carried out as of early Monday (more than 710,000 of them negative), according to the COVID Tracking Project.