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Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments WEARING OF MASKS As the pandemic continues, the wearing of masks especially while indoors has become more important. Recently, Governor DeWine issued an order for some of our 19 counties in the archdiocese requiring the wearing of masks while indoors until further notice. This

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 29, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- The state of Illinois relaxed its restrictions on churches on Thursday, after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ordered the state to respond to three lawsuits brought by churches. At a press conference May 28, Gov. JB

Archbishop José Horacio Gómez of Los Angeles. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA
by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 10:35 am MT (CNA).- After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches on Monday, the nation’s largest diocese announced its plan on Tuesday to resume public Masses. In a two-step plan for parishes to reopen and offer the sacraments, the

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA). An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service,

CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday. The California health department ruled that, subject to the approval of local authorities, churches in the state can begin reopening along with in-store

by Kevin Jones Denver Newsroom, May 24, 2020 / 12:35 pm MT (CNA).- Timothy Flanigan, M.D., worked to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak of 2014. If someone asks him, “Is it safe for me to go to Mass?” Flanigan has one answer: “Are they following the guidelines the CDC has

by Michelle La Rosa Denver Newsroom, May 22, 2020 / 05:45 pm MT (CNA).- While President Donald Trump’s May 22 call to reopen churches has become a source of national controversy, a group of Catholic doctors has offered a plan that could expedite that process. “I think that if we

CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 02:04 pm MT (CNA).- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is reopening this weekend, after being closed in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the Custodians of the Holy Sepulchre announced that the site would be open to

Guidelines for the Resumption of  Public Worship: Guidelines for the Resumption of Public Worship Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Over the past eight weeks, the Bishops of Ohio have met on a regular basis to discuss recommendations and requirements put in place by the State of Ohio and the medical

Schoenstatt Leader, Susan Bernhold addresses the congregation prior to holy mass. (Jeff Unroe/CT Photo)
Effective immediately, and until further notice: • The Catholic faithful who reside in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and all other Catholics in the archdiocese continue to be dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. Those who are at risk or fearful that they or their family might become sick