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Flu epidemic prompts some churches to stop offering Communion chalice

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON (CNS) — This year amid the raging flu epidemic in the United States, several dioceses have issued recommendations for receiving Communion, offering the sign of peace and even attending Mass. According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season started earlier than usual this year. As of […]




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Abilene’s Holy Family Church among churches suspending communion cup over flu epidemic

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



ABILENE, TX –  Holy Family Church in Abilene is among Catholic churches in the Big Country to suspend the use of the communion cup during worship. The church is following strict orders from their regional Bishop MIchael Pfeifer in San Angelo as part of an effort to prevent the flu from spreading. The San Angelo […]




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