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St. Peter's Basilica, guidelines for celebrating mass during a pandemic

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is recommending that diocesan bishops consider the guidelines prepared by the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. for when holding Mass. Another set of recommendations has come from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, an organization that pools the expertise of diocesan liturgical offices across the country. Ultimately, it is up to each bishop to determine what to do in his diocese.

One Year after Vatican Abuse Summit, Survivors Grade Pope Francis with 'D Minus'

But one year after a summit on sex abuse at the Vatican, Peter Isely, a clergy abuse survivor and founding member of the U.S. based SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), shares that, while the rhetoric adopted by Pope Francis “would get an A plus,” the follow-up and actions undertaken receive a “D minus.”

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