“Stay physically distant so as to slow the virus down; socially connected through social media to encourage each other; and spiritually close to God through Spiritual Communion so as to never feel alone.”Things St Ignatius would have said
Welcome to The Journey! In this series Fr Russell Pollitt SJ will offer reflections or invite us to do something practical so that we can live spiritually in this challenging time. At other times he will grapple with difficult and timeless questions about faith. Subscribe to our page and join us on The Journey as we journey together in solidarity in this time of lockdown.
The following Dioceses and Archdioceses have published guidance for Catholics in their territory during this pandemic. Please find the applicable guidelines below:
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Fr Matthew Charlesworth SJ was on the Eusebius McKaiser show on Radio 702 to explain these directives and spoke about how important it is, because of the Catholic Church’s Pro-Life beliefs, and in being our brother’s and sister’s keeper, to work for the Common Good and to obey the Government at this time.
We also have a page containing Medical Information, and official Information about the Coronavirus disease, as well as Government contacts for official information.
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In terms of the recently gazetted Government Notice 417, section 5.4.1: