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Despite opposition, abortion is now legal in Northern Ireland

The British government has pressed ahead with the legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland. A right of access to abortion was included in the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019, which passed into law last October, and a legal framework for abortion provision was announced March 25.

Pope thanks those who help, pray for vulnerable during pandemic

Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the many men and women who have been inspired to help the poor and accompany the sick and the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Update: Catholic entities expect to receive aid under emergency relief bill

Catholic hospitals, parish schools and charitable agencies are among the entities hoping to receive partial relief under a massive $2.2 trillion emergency aid package unanimously approved by the Senate in response to the crippling new coronavirus.

'Unorthodox' a beautiful story about finding one's place in the world

Review: The new original Netflix series follows the story of a young woman in an arranged marriage of the Satmar Hasidic community. Loosely based on a memoir, its goal was to show a universal story. This review includes an interview with one of the series producers, Anna Winger.

Nourishment in the early days of COVID-19

What feeding means amid the arrival of spring and an unseen, fast-moving virus

3/27 Coronavirus Tracker: Fauci's formation, climate activists hit the screens

Welcome to NCR's Coronavirus Tracker, where you can find the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic as it relates to the Catholic Church and other institutions.

What is happening somewhere else affects us all

Lenten Daily Food Reflection: We pray for all people affected by the locust infestation in East Africa. Reading time: 1 minute, 35 seconds.

Copy Desk Daily, March 27, 2020

NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights the latest news and opinion that have crossed copy editors' desks, on the way to readers.

Your thoughts on eliminating the priesthood

Your thoughts: Just a month ago, in what now seems like a different time, NCR published a commentary from Gabe Moran calling to revisit Andrew Greeley's idea of a "Priest Corps." 

Links for 3/27/20

A roundup of political news and commentary: To open the economy early; making of a stimulus package; Georgetown University pays its food service contractors while closed; solidarity in the time of social distancing