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The Register spoke to a few dioceses across the country to see how they are coping with the situation.
By Jim Graves, EWTN News, 7/27/20
Jim Graves writes from Newport Beach, California.
The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) surveyed U.S. bishops and reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has had major adverse effects on U.S. dioceses. Indeed, most indicated that the celebration of the sacraments was “very affected” and that it had significantly affected the morale of clergy as well as lay church staff.
Steps taken by bishops to meet financial shortfalls due to the elimination of Sunday collections include applying for government aid, encouraging parishioners to donate electronically, ending diocesan programs, and even closing schools and parishes and laying off staff. (Read more about the study here.)
The Register spoke to a few dioceses across the country to see how they are coping with the situation. …