On Holy Communion & the Coronavirus

The Catholic Church hasn’t been exempt from the coronavirus panic. My parish and diocese and many others have said they’ll be taking precautions like not including the sign of peace at Mass, sanitizing the holy water fonts and refilling them regularly, not using the chalice and only have communion under one species, and encouraging the … Continue reading On Holy Communion & the Coronavirus

“Faith is much more precious than life”: the Underground Catholic Church in China

This week, word came from various sources that the Vatican has asked several validly ordained Chinese bishops to step down so that bishops selected and approved by the Chinese government (but not validly ordained and recognized by Rome) may take their places. It’s a move that has been seen by many as a slap in … Continue reading “Faith is much more precious than life”: the Underground Catholic Church in China