Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

CNA—A Kansas City-area Baptist megachurch has reached a $150,000 settlement with the county over coronavirus restrictions, with the church claiming that the county treated them more harshly than secular institutions when it came to COVID protocols.  Abundant Life Baptist Church, which has locations in Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, Missouri, filed a lawsuit against Jackson…

COVID19, St. Damien and the Hierarchy

COVID19, St. Damien and the Hierarchy

So it’s been almost two months without the Sacraments.  In my parish, as ordered by our Bishop, there has been no Holy Mass, no anointing of the sick, no confession , no Eucharistic Adoration and little or no communication from the parish or the diocese except an email link to our parish bulletin and an…

The Five Dysfunctions of a Virtual Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Virtual Team

For almost two decades we (at Table Group) have been using the Five Dysfunctions of a Team model to help leaders increase the cohesiveness and effectiveness of their teams and achieve more. Now, the whole world is navigating the unique challenges of transitioning to virtual work. This week we sat down with members of our…

Upstream Thinking and Getting Ahead of the Coronavirus

Upstream Thinking and Getting Ahead of the Coronavirus

Review of Upstream: The quest to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath — As the coronavirus crisis (COVID 19) subsides, there will be many dissecting our failure to anticipate and prepare for it, despite warnings that a pandemic was not a question of “if” but “when.” There will also be many who, with…

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…

CHRIST, COVID19 and OUR FAITH

CHRIST, COVID19 and OUR FAITH

Pastoral Message for the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates B Villegas March 10, 2020 The epidemic of godless fear of the unknown is spreading and we must return to the basics of our Catholic faith. Let us not leave God out of the threat of COVID 19. Our first combat gear against all sickness…