Louisiana governor announces day of prayer and fasting

Louisiana governor announces day of prayer and fasting

CNA—The Catholic governor of Louisiana has asked fellow citizens to pray and fast on March 24 for those affected by the coronavirus. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced on Monday evening that he and the state’s First Lady will fast on Tuesday, in the middle of both the season of Lent and a global pandemic. “In…
Italian Air Force sends message of hope to Italy amid coronavirus lockdown

Italian Air Force sends message of hope to Italy amid coronavirus lockdown

Italian Air Force gives its countrymen a boost of hope and encouragement as the country combats coronavirus releasing this video… The lone black plane represents coronavirus fleeing before Italy’s national flag and valiant endurance as Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorna (Let No One Sleep) and lyrics that include vencermos (We will overcome) in the background. 
Inspiration: Quarantined Italians Sing from Balconies

Inspiration: Quarantined Italians Sing from Balconies

Churches closed. Quarentine. Lockdowns.  But Italians spread joy and hope from their balconies! After seeing these videos, I’m looking for a balcony, good Italian Catholic neighbors, and maybe some good vino and olive oil to stave off starvation … What could be better in a lockdown crisis?  See for yourself: In Siena – neighbors in…
West Virginia passes bipartisan ‘Born Alive’ law

West Virginia passes bipartisan ‘Born Alive’ law

CNA—West Virginia became the latest state to pass legislation which requires that babies born alive after an attempted abortion be given medical care.  The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice (R) on Monday, March 2. The law will go into effect on May 19.  “It’s unbelievable that we…
Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy

Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy

The Diocese of Buffalo announced on Friday that it is declaring bankruptcy as hundreds of abuse lawsuits have been filed against it in the last several months. The diocese said it was formally filing for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. bankruptcy code to provide the most compensation for victims of clergy sex abuse while…
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