Father John A. Perricone recalled how his noon Mass at St. Agnes in Manhattan on 9/11 was packed with people, many of them caked in ash from the towers’ collapse. But that initial outpouring of faith soon gave way to America's deepening secularization.
Priests of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 may not minister to the sick and elderly who are homebound, Bishop John Stowe has directed.
An Afghan Christian's desperate email to CNA triggered a painstaking effort to try to help him escape the Taliban's wrath. But as many aid groups and others have experienced, there have been bureaucratic obstacles at every turn.
In a tweet posted Aug. 28, the 73-year-old Cardinal Burke thanked the health care professionals who have cared for him during his hospitalization and the countless people who have offered prayers on his behalf as he recovers from the effects of COVID-19.
Looming over the deepening humanitarian crisis is a deadline of Friday for civilian evacuation operations at the Kabul airport to give way to the transport of the remaining 5,400 U.S. military personnel in the country in order to meet a target date of Aug. 31, set months ago by the Biden administration, for a complete U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan.