FAITH IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS Catholics told to hear mass thru…

first_imgBut Colada said priests would continueto say daily Masses in their parish churches with only a “handful of needed andhealthy attendees e.g. lectors, acolytes, choir, regulated by safety protocol,especially social distancing.” Father Angelo Colada, chairperson of theArchdiocese of Jaro’s social communication office, advised the faithful toattend church service through Facebook live streaming or Masses aired live onlocal television networks and radio stations.  He disclosed that Treñas has discussedwith Most Reverend Jose Romeo Lazo, Archbishop of Jaro on Sunday further precautionarymeasures to keep worshipers safe from illness. The CBCP also appealed to priests andthe clergy to follow hygiene protocol requested by the Department of Healthsuch as proper handwashing and avoidance of body contact. ILOILO – Catholics should find ways toattend Mass even without being physically present at the sanctuary as biggatherings are discouraged to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “We have to follow the regulation of thegovernment because sila ya ang expert kon anoang i-recommend nila para sa aton because ang priority naton is ikaayonglawas especially at risk tungod sang COVID-19,”Colada told Panay News. Colada, for his part, said the Dioceseof Jaro is ready to cancel all public Masses, saying they can’t compromise thehealth of the public. Colada’s call came after Mayor Jerry Treñasissued an advisory to cancel all “religious services, masses and the like” in IloiloCity for two weeks as part of precautionary measures against COVID-19. “I am asking everyone to please cancelall religious services, masses and the like in Iloilo City for the next twoweeks as our move to restrict and prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus. Thisvirus is one of the most infectious and virulent one to hit the world and we inthe local government are only trying to keep out city safe,” said Treñas. These are some measures where Catholics couldstill fulfill their Sunday obligation without risking exposure to the virus, hesaid. Earlier, the Catholic Bishops’Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) advised those who are feeling unwellphysically to refrain from liturgical assemblies until they are certain oftheir diagnosis. FAITH VS FEARCatholic devotees kneel and pray at the Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral in Jaro, Iloilo City. Due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, the Archdiocese of Jaro changed some customs to keep worshipers safe from the fast spreading disease. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Liturgical spaces should be disinfectedafter every liturgical service and hand sanitizers placed at the doors ofchurches for church goers./PNlast_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse men’s soccer beats Colgate 3-0

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Six former Trojans compete in NFL Scouting Combine

first_imgAs is the case most years, USC football will be well represented not only when draft day comes in late April, but also this weekend at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.Former running back Ronald Jones is participating in the combine. Photo by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanAfter sending eight athletes to the NFL Combine last year, USC will have six former players working out in front of scouts through the weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium. Included among those in attendance are quarterback Sam Darnold, wide receivers Steven Mitchell Jr. and Deontay Burnett, running back Ronald Jones II, linebacker Uchenna Nwosu and defensive lineman Rasheem Green.Like when he was playing in cardinal and gold, Darnold will certainly command most of the attention out of the Trojan draft prospects this weekend, if not the entire group of prospects working out in Indianapolis. In fact, he has already made headlines without performing a single workout due to his announcement Tuesday that he would not be throwing throughout the weekend.Although all the other top quarterback prospects such as Wyoming’s Josh Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and former Oklahoma Sooner Baker Mayfield will be throwing in this year’s combine, there is precedent for Darnold’s decision. In 2014, both Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel elected to wait, as Darnold is, until their pro day workout to throw passes in front of scouts. Clearly, it didn’t hurt their draft stock too drastically as both would go on to be first-round picks in the ensuing draft.Beyond the 2017 Rose Bowl MVP, the balance of the USC contingency will have a lot to prove in front of the NFL scouts this weekend.  According to his most recent mock draft, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has Darnold as his top pick while the rest of the Trojan combine invitees are listed as being drafted outside of the first round.Jones II, the Pac-12’s second leading rusher from this past season, is projected to go off the board early in the second round while Nwosu, a USC defensive captain who tied for 10th in the FBS in sacks, is expected to hear his name called later in the second round. Furthermore, co-sacks leader Green is projected to be an early third-round pick in Miller’s projections.No two players have as much to prove heading into this weekend as Trojan wideouts Burnett and  Mitchell Jr., as they are expected to be fifth-round and undrafted prospects, respectively.  Putting up an impressive stat-line of 86 catches for 1,114 yards and nine scores in 2017, Burnett finished the season in the top three among Pac-12 receivers and well within the top-20 nationally.For Mitchell Jr., he will have to work hard to convince scouts that a track record of injury will not impact his NFL value. Never topping 650 yards in any of his four seasons at Southern Cal, Mitchell Jr. suffered a major knee injury in his 2016 campaign that cut his season short at seven games and proved to limit his snaps at times this past season.A year ago, USC similarly sent two receivers to the scouting combine: Juju Smith-Schuster and Darreus Rogers. The former was selected in the second round while the latter ended up not being drafted.Jones II will work out on Friday while Darnold, Mitchell Jr. and Burnett will perform on Saturday, and Green and Nwosu will check in on Sunday.last_img read more