After receiving more than 1.6 million applications, a key part of the US government’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, ran out of money Thursday and will no longer be accepting new applications.
St. Camillus de Lellis turned from a life as a soldier and gambler to become a priest and the founder of an order dedicated to caring for the sick. He is now the patron saint of hospitals, nurses, and the sick.
JD Flynn interviews his mother about her conversion. Then, many RCIA candidates and catechumens are waiting much longer than they anticipated for their sacraments because of the coronavirus pandemic. We talk with a couple people who were affected by the delays.
A group of five friends, and scholars of the Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton, are launching an online lecture series with the hopes of sparking interest in Chesterton’s work, and infusing joy and humor into a country reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has assembled a team of 24 priest volunteers— all under age 60, and without pre-existing medical conditions— to administer sacramental anointing of the sick to Catholics with COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of people were affected - in some way or another - by the coronavirus pandemic this Palm Sunday. We talk with a palm supplier in Florida about the impact of the coronavirus on his business. Then, a priest in Maine shares his creative alternative to palms for this year's Palm Sunday. Producer Jonah McKeown shares about the Palm Sunday Mass he attended at a parish for deaf Catholics in Maryland.
Thomas Sowell and his wife own Southeast Palm and Foliage in Astor, Florida, in the middle of the state, about 40 miles west of Daytona Beach.
An EF3 tornado blew through Jonesboro, Arkansas, this week, and although no deaths have been reported, Catholic Charities of Arkansas is gearing up to help those whose livelihoods will be affected by the disaster.
We hear from a couple in Ohio who write fiction; Princeton professor Robbie George talks about why he plays the banjo; artist Katrina Harrington shares her plans to start a Mary Garden; a longtime FOCUS missionary talks about her new relationship with leisure; and a musician uses her leisure time to write personalized songs for people during this pandemic.
There are nearly 700,000 refugees living in close quarters in the world's largest refugee settlements in Bangladesh, making them vulnerable as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreads.
What is an act of perfect contrition, and how does it work? A CNA Explainer.
Despite the closure of churches and lockdowns in place in many areas of the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many social service agencies are ramping up their efforts to feed the poor, while at the same time taking unprecedented precautions to avoid getting their guests sick.
Favazza’s Restaurant has been an institution in St. Louis for over four decades. It’s located on The Hill, an Italian neighborhood well-known for its cuisine.
We talk with priests who are navigating Mass cancellations; a homeless shelter in Washington D.C. that continues its life-saving ministry to the poor; the coronavirus' impact on 12-step recovery programs; and the time Mary protected a St. Louis school from a cholera epidemic.
The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is beginning to touch one of the populations in the United States most vulnerable to disease: the incarcerated.
Mario Enzler’s mother always wanted a big family.
Rome correspondents Hannah Brockhaus and Courtney Mares share personal essays of their experience living under lockdown in Rome. A former member of the Swiss Guard tells us about how his elderly parents are faring in the Italian city of Bergamo— one of the hardest hit cities in Italy.
A Franciscan friar is the first person known to have died as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the District of Columbia.
How might the market downturn affect how much US Catholics give to their parish and other Catholic causes?
Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth issued a pastoral letter March 18 detailing directives for the celebration of Mass during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.