By David Nussman, Church Militant - A campaign coalition called Catholics for Trump had its debut livestream yesterday… Participants in the livestream lauded President Trump for defending religious liberty and talked about the importance of pro-life issues for Catholics; another topic discussed was President Trump’s handling of the Wuhan virus… The livestream closed with the Rosary, led by Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life… As the 2020 election draws near, an important demographic will be Catholic voters residing in swing states — the so-called battleground states.
By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture - Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. This year will be completely different for most of us who cannot attend any religious services or Masses during this time… Our reality is that as a family we generally will have more time preparing and entering into Holy Week. So many of us are suddenly home with few or no outside commitments to take over our schedule. There are possible limitations in preparing due to temporary lack of supplies and restrictions on shopping.
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - United Nations leaders are pushing through a $2 billion spending plan for the coronavirus that includes funding to abort unborn babies in elective abortions… According to C-Fam, abortions are considered “essential” in the new proposal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres… The plan is supposed to provide funding for developing countries to buy medical supplies, food and other basic resources during the pandemic. However, C-Fam discovered that “sexual and reproductive health and rights” also are listed as a key priority in the plan.
By Father Raymond J. de Souza, National Catholic Register - Many dioceses are “suspending” the sacrament of confession. As the permission of the bishop is required for the validity of absolution, it is necessary to clarify that even when “suspended” confessions remain valid… Yet priests are still in need of pastoral guidance. And the guidance that the sacrament is to be entirely suspended creates some confusion for them and the faithful.