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Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021.

Pope Francis to Brazil's bishops: the Risen Christ is 'our strength, our unity'

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Brazil’s bishops to be united to each other and to their faith in the risen... Read more

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Following Supreme Court ruling, California lifts capacity limits on religious gatherings

California lifted all capacity restrictions on religious gatherings on Monday, following the Supreme Court’s ruling over the weekend that the... Read more

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California’s limit on home religious gatherings too strict, US Supreme Court says

California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings were more strict than the constitution... Read more

Colorado bishops to restore Sunday Mass obligation on Pentecost

The Sunday Mass obligation will be restored for Catholics in the state of Colorado next month, unless sickness or another... Read more

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White House: Pope Francis has said there’s a ‘moral obligation’ to get vaccinated

President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying that Pope Francis has called... Read more

One year later: How D.C. Catholic Charities is serving the most vulnerable during COVID-19

A year after the coronavirus pandemic forced closures of businesses and sent the national unemployment rate soaring, Catholic Charities D.C.... Read more

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Federal court sides with D.C. Archdiocese on church capacity limits

A federal judge sided with the Archdiocese of Washington on Thursday in its lawsuit against Washington, D.C. over church capacity... Read more

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Illinois' Springfield diocese to restore modified Sunday obligation

The Diocese of Springfield in llinois is restoring the Sunday obligation for most Catholics on April 11, Divine Mercy Sunday.  Read more

Peruvian bishops ask for loosening of church restrictions

The Peruvian Bishops’ Conference has asked President Francisco Sagasti to correct “excessive limitations” on church attendance put in place by... Read more

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Catholic scientists, journalists create COVID-19 info group

An international group of Catholic media professionals and scientists have founded a new organization to help counter misinformation about the... Read more

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Arlington diocese seeks 150 new teachers as Catholic school wait list grows

Catholic schools in Virginia’s Diocese of Arlington are open for in-person instruction, and finding demand to be so high that... Read more

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Vaccine hoarding, or pandemic prudence? The ethics of holding onto not-yet-approved vaccines

As the Biden administration refuses to send unused doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, ethicists discussed Catholic... Read more

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Catholic University of America to reopen fully in Fall 2021

The Catholic University of America has announced a return to full-time, in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester, saying that... Read more

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Theologian: Catholics must also consider the 'justice' of COVID-19 vaccine

Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine,... Read more

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House sends COVID relief to White House without pro-life protections

As Congress passed a massive COVID relief package on Wednesday, leading U.S. bishops called the lack of abortion funding restrictions... Read more

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NY lawmakers call for transparency on COVID in homes for people with disabilities

A group of New York state senators is calling on state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rescind an order requiring group... Read more

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One year into the pandemic, U.S. bishops call for global solidarity

The pandemic has emphasized the need for global solidarity, stated leading U.S. bishops one year after mass lockdowns and suspensions... Read more

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Senate sends COVID relief bill back to House without pro-life provisions

The House could be voting as soon as Tuesday on a COVID relief package that pro-life groups warn would increase... Read more

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Maine diocese, state, increase church attendance in time for Holy Week

Two weeks after the Bishop of Portland in Maine called state restrictions on religious gatherings “unacceptable,” Maine’s governor is allowing... Read more

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Archbishop Gomez to Congress, Biden: Don’t force pro-life Americans to oppose COVID relief

As the Senate considers a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on Friday, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference warned... Read more