April 1, 2020

Why must churches close and other coronavirus questions answered

The Archdiocese of Baltimore provides this list to answer some of the common questions regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
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Archbishop Blair advises cellphones cannot be used to administer sacraments

Administering the sacrament of reconciliation via cellphone is impermissible under church teaching, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Divine Worship.
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Events calendar suspended

Because of restrictions on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, there are currently no scheduled parish, school or other Catholic events in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. We will resume our regular online calendar when those restrictions are lifted.
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Grief and loss in the time of COVID-19

Grief is an unwelcome but inevitable presence in our lives.  And we will live through it.
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No one is invincible: An unlikely coronavirus victim shares her story of struggle and survival

So many Americans believe that only the elderly and the immunocompromised are capable of contracting and becoming gravely ill from Covid-19.  I, too, believed I was invincible until I saw a social media post written by a high school classmate, Tiffany Vega-Gibson.
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