THVRSDAY EDITION

MORNING UPDATE:
Italy to Pray Rosary for Protection From Chinese Virus at 3 PM U.S. Central Time – NC Register

MORNING ISSUE:
The Vandals in the Choir Loft – Anthony M. Esolen, Ph.D., at The Catholic Thing
A Weird & Well-Known Same-Sex Couple in Florida Gets Even Weirder – M. Cook at Mercatornet
Shocking Cavalier Attitude of Church Leaders on Shutdown of Sacramental Ministry – Ph. Lawler
Medjugorje ‘Visionary’ Says Monthly Apparitions Have Come to an End – CNA via Newsman
Churchmanship; An Opportunity For Fr. James Martin to Work On This – George Weigel at FTh

No Rainbows for Saint Patrick – Sean Fitzpatrick at Crisis Magazine
“Unprecedented Prayer Activity”: Popular Novena App Crashes from So Much Use – ChurchPOP
Google Employee Who Assaulted Pro-Lifer Sues Him for $5M for Emotional Distress – Life News
A Priest is a Priest is a Priest: Do Editors Need to Include Church Labels in Headlines? – Get Rlgn

Is Transgenderism Sinful? – E. Christian Brugger, D.Phil., at National Catholic Register
Aging Catholic Priesthood Unable To Comfort The Faithful During Pandemic – Clemente Listi
Laity to the Rescue – David Torkington at Catholic Stand
Saints Who Have Had to Live Without the Eucharist – Meg Hunter-Kilmer at Aleteia
A Spiritual Blast – Fr. Scott W. Brossart, S.O.L.T., at Ignitum Today
How Early Christians Saved Lives & Spread the Gospel During Roman Plagues – Tyler O’Neil
Family Prayer & Devotion to the Blessed Mother – Steve Greco at Catholic Stand
The Radical & Orthodox Faith of Dorothy Day – Larry Chapp at The Catholic World Report

OK, Time to Bloom: Transitioning Wardrobe from Winter to Summer (Fashion) – Meghan. . .
To Our Priests: Lead Us to the Foot of the Cross – Constance T. Hull at Catholic Exchange
Three Myths about Fundraising to Avoid – Brice Sokolowski at CatholicFundraiser.net
Theological Treatise on the Holy Wells of Ireland – Anja Renkes at Clarifying Catholicism

COVID-19/CHINESE VIRUS:
The Two Most Important Principles to Remember During a Pandemic – S. Barrows at Acton Inst.
So, Do I *Have* to Watch Mass Since I Can’t Go? – Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P., at Aleteia
The Great Panic of 2020 – Donald R. McClarey, J.D., at The American Catholic
Coronavirus Latest from Rome – Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register
What Does It Mean? (Cancellation Of Masses) – Anita Moore, O.P., Esq., at V for Victory!
Catholic Nursing Homes Respond to Coronavirus Restrictions – Carol Zimmerman at CNS
In Time of Coronovirus a Priest Foolishly Suggests Confession by Phone, Fail! – Fr. Z’s Blog

Charities Staff See Pandemic Posing Stark Threat to Homeless Population – Tom Tracy at CNS

POLITICS:
How Joe Biden Celebrated the Day of a Pro-Abortion Victory – Matthew Archbold at NC Register

Pro-Life Democrat Lipinski Loses Primary in Illinois – Matt Hadro at CNA via The CWR
Farewell to the Pro-Life Democrats – Alexandra DeSanctis at National Review

Resource(s):
12 Catholic Movies to Watch During Social Distancing – Andrew Fowler at Aleteia
Action Item! Subscribe to Video Stream of Ss. Trinità in Rome for Traditional Masses Live – Fr. Z
Updated Korean Data – Foxfier at The American Catholic
Collecting Information about Live-Streamed Masses – G. DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement

eFeeding Your Soul – Foxfier at The American Catholic
Options For Streaming Mass During The Coronavirus Pandemic – Alex R. Hey at epicPew

Podcast(s):
How Communist China’s Virus Cover-Up Caused a Pandemic – Caroline Roberts at Acton Inst.

Video(s):
Video: Advice from an Italian Grandmother about Coronavirus – Fr. Z’s Blog

Quick Link(s):
10 Ways to Help Seniors Through the Coronavirus – Cerith Gardiner at Aleteia

Unicorns & Pro-Life Democrats – Donald R. McClarey, J.D., at The American Catholic
First Congressman, Mario Diaz-Balart, Tests Positive For Coronavirus – Ch. Ross at The Stream

Announcement(s):
Victorian Bishops Suspend Mass to Prevent Covid-19 – David Ryan at The Catholic Weekly

Public Masses to be Suspended Across Great Britain – Charles Collins at Crux
Australian Catholic Schools to Remain Operational During COVID-19 – D. Ryan at The C. Weekly
Archbishop Urges Solidarity; Latin Americans Cancel Mass Amid Pandemic – CNS via Crux

VVEDNESDAY EDITION

How the Black Plague Changed the “Hail Mary” Prayer – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia
Analysis: What Could Happen Next for Cardinal Pell – Ed Condon at CNA via NC Register
Life Without Mass, Our New Frontier – One Mad Mom
10 Things You Should Do Until Public Masses Return – Patti Maguire Armstrong at NC Register
My Doctor Son-in-Law Explains the Chinese Virus Closures – Steve Ray at Defenders of the. . .
Considerations Regarding Canceling Mass – Trent Horn at Catholic Answers Magazine
The Church of Cut & Run – Anita Moore, O.P., Esq., at V for Victory!
Chinese Virus, Communion, Communism, & the Catastrophe of the Episcopacy – David L. Gray
The Continuity of Time & the Event Horizon of Information – Augustines Alley
Facing the Coronavirus Pandemic Like a Catholic – Fr. Raymond J. de Souza at NC Register
Planned Parenthood Staffer Coughs on Pro-Lifers Outside, Prompting Chinese Virus Fears – LN
Coronavirus & the Necessity of the Mass – Anthony S. Layne at Catholic Stand
OK, Time to Bloom: Transitioning Wardrobe from Winter to Summer (Fashion) – Meghan. . .
Do the Difficult Thing Because It Is Difficult – Elliott Bedford, Ph.D., at Those Catholic Men
Three Myths about Fundraising to Avoid – Brice Sokolowski at CatholicFundraiser.net
Pittsburgh Procession (March 22) Will Ask for Divine Protection from Chinese Virus – CNA/CWR
Wandering Spirits – Noel Ethan Tan at Ignitum Today
When the Plague Hit Venice, the Citizens Built This Church – V.M. Traverso at Aleteia
A Lent Without Masses Thanks to the Chinese Virus – Gene Van Son at Catholic Stand
The Ghost of Classical Liberalism – Matthew Schmitz at First Things
St. Roch Novena for the Chinese Virus Pandemic – Scott Smith, J.D., at All Roads Lead To Rome
‘I Am Patrick’ Tells ‘the Rest of the Story’ of the Patron Saint of Ireland – L. Hendey at OSV News
Chinese Virus & the Collection Basket: Parishes Feel Cash Crunch – CNA via Newsman
What Christian Art & ‘The Black Death’ Teaches Us About the Chinese Virus – Clemente Listi

Care for Retired Religious Takes Special Emphasis Amid Pandemic – C. Zimmerman at CNS

COVID-19, CHINESE VIRUS:
Yes, the Virus Came from Wuhan – Marco Respinti at Bitter Winter
Anxious about the Global Pandemic? Advice from a Catholic Psychologist – CNA via The CWR
Trump Defends Calling Wuhan Virus ‘Chinese Virus’ – Tristan Justice at The Federalist
Fear vs. Prudence: A Response to the Chinese Virus – Wil. Deatherage at Clarifying Catholicism

Surviving the Chinese Virus – Shane Schaetzel at Complete Christianity
Media Reports About Coronavirus Heavily Censored in Communist China – Zhang Feng at Btr Wtr

Resource(s):
Self-Isolating? Relieved from Work? Learn Latin! – Fr. Z’s Blog
Masses on TV, Social Media Provide Alternatives to Closed Church Doors – Our Sunday Visitor

TVESDAY EDITION

Did Jesus Always Know He Was God? – Msgr. Charles Pope at Our Sunday Visitor
De Mattei: Is Chinese Virus Divine Punishment? Political, Historical & Theological Look – E Pentin
Five Hard Truths That Will Set You Free – Msgr. Charles Pope at Community in Mission

Pp. Benedict Embroiled in War Between Re & Zen, But Red China Winning – Sandro Magister
Ask Father: What Do You Think the Pandemic Will Result In? Wherein Fr. Z Rants! – Fr. Z’s Blog
Learning Latin – Joseph Epstein at First Things
CDC Director ‘Not Shy about His Catholic Faith,’ Says Baltimore Pastor – T. Swift at CNS via Crux
How to Keep the Devil Out of Your Head – Ray Sullivan at Catholic Stand
Joe Biden Betrays His Fellow Catholics – Paul Kengor at Crisis Magazine

Raphael’s Most Gorgeous Religious Paintings – John Burger at Aleteia
A Peritus of Vatican II on the Church & Modernistic Art in the Liturgy – John Paul Sonnen at LAJ
Chinese Virus & the Promise of Oberammergau – Fr. Seán Connolly at The Catholic World Report
The Book of Eli & the Road to Redemption – Mark C. McCann at Catholic Stand
An Analysis of Genesis from a Modern Philosophical Perspective – Clarifying Catholicism
Do Chinese Virus Closings Violate Religious Liberty? Religious Freedom Expert Weighs In – CNA
Ego Patricius: A Review Of “I Am Patrick” – Brad Miner at The Catholic Thing

In the Hands of God – Fr. Joseph Gill at Ignitum Today
Answering the Call to Holiness in the Single Life – Janet Smith at National Catholic Register
OK, Time to Bloom: Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Winter to Summer (Fashion) – Meghan. . .
Pope Francis Reforms Vatican City Courts with New Law – J.A. Esteves at Our Sunday Visitor
Three Myths about Fundraising to Avoid – Brice Sokolowski at CatholicFundraiser.net
How Should Healthcare Be Distributed When Hospitals Are Overwhelmed? – CNA via NC Register

Prudence, Private Property, & Stockpiling in Times of Crisis – Paul Chutikorn at The CWR

COVID-19, CHINESE VIRUS:
How to Gain Plenary Indulgence if I can’t Receive Communion? Clergy Pay Attention! – Fr Zs Blg
The Chinese Virus is a Reminder to Keep Holy Water in Your Home – M. Fenelon at NC Register
When St. Michael Miraculously Saved Rome From a Deadly Plague – ChurchPOP

At Least 10 Priests Are Dead of Chinese Virus in Italy, One Bishop is Recovering – CNA via CWR
Ask Father: Can Our Priest Add to Mass Prayers the Votive Collects Against Epidemics? – Fr. Zed

French Bishop Delmas Tests Positive for Chinese Virus After Vatican Visit – CNA via NC Register
Lent, Chinese Virus, & the Spirituality of Suffering – John Gravino at New Walden

POLITICS:
White House Dresses Down Red Chinese Ambassador About Chinese Virus Lies – The Federalist

Do Chinese Virus Closings Violate Religious Liberty? – Courtney Mares at CNA via NC Register

Quick Link(s):
Ask Father: Diocese Cancelled All Masses, Would It be Wrong to Go to the SSPX? – Fr. Z’s Blog

Resource(s):
Spiritual Weaponry Alert! PDF of Traditional Prayer In Time of Epidemics – Fr. Z’s Blog
A Litany in Time of Plague – Rick Yoder at The Amish Catholic

Thoughts & Resources to Understand & Prepare During Chinese Virus Crisis – Steve Ray

Podcast(s):
The Latin of “A Prayer In Times of Epidemics” from the Rituale Romanum – Fr. Z’s Blog

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