Archive of March 21, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 21, 2020

A Franciscan friar and deacon is DC’s first known coronavirus fatality

Mar 21, 2020 - 04:07 pm .- A Franciscan friar is the first person known to have died as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the District of Columbia.

Douthat: Decadent societies lack babies, and hope

Mar 21, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Catholic author and commentator Ross Douthat said that a “decadent society” plays a role in declining birth rates, as cultures and couples lose a sense of hope in the future.

Hospital chaplains prepare for “tsunami” of COVID-19 patients

Mar 21, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States, one chaplain in New York told CNA that hospitals are the front line for saving souls, as well as lives.

Battling virus and the 'invisible malice of malady', FSSP seminary trusts providence

Mar 21, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Most of the community at the European seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter are sick from coronavirus, and the community is relying on providence and uniting itself with the sick throughout the world.

Pope Francis offers this spiritual communion prayer during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 21, 2020 - 06:00 am .- As more Catholics around the world find themselves unable to receive the Eucharist due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis provided an example of a spiritual communion prayer that can be said from home.

How to stay quarantined, stay married, and keep your friends

Mar 21, 2020 - 04:00 am .- There are ways to build and maintain healthy relationships during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cardinal Zen: 'Parolin manipulates the pope,' and Vatican's China policy is 'immoral'

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:19 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen published Saturday a blog post accusing the Vatican’s secretary of state of manipulating Pope Francis, and continuing his ongoing criticism of the Holy See’s approach to the Catholic Church in China.

Bishop in Israel says schools are incubating anti-Christian intolerance

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:00 am .- A bishop in Israel has renewed a call for educational leaders to address “bigoted attitudes” in the teaching of young people, and stated that failures of the Israeli education system to promote plurality is threatening religious diversity in the Holy Land.