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Uganda’s Catholic dioceses notified of limited stock of altar wine for Mass

May 7, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Catholic dioceses in Uganda have been notified of a limited stock of wine for Masses due to delays in shipping. Read more

Pope Francis with Cardinal Arthur Roche, prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery of Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments, at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022

Vatican worship dicastery’s meeting to focus on proper liturgical formation, implementation

Feb 5, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments announced that its annual plenary assembly will be held... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023.

7 ways to participate in day of prayer and fasting called for by Pope Francis

Oct 26, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in the Holy Land, Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting... Read more

Massgoers fill St. Albertus Church in Detroit, Michigan, for Mass Mob V Aug. 10, 2014. The movement, which started in Buffalo in 2013 and quickly spread to other cities, found a lasting home in Detroit, which celebrated 51 events at historic city churches from 2014-19.

Detroit Mass Mobs to return June 25 after three-year pandemic hiatus

Jun 25, 2023

By Kelly Luttinen

The idea behind Mass Mobs is to invite people to attend Mass at historic churches, once-vital parishes whose attendance had... Read more

Olivia Newton-John arrives for G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala Jan. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. The singer and actress died Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at age 73 after a decades-long struggle with breast cancer.

Olivia Newton-John attended Catholic Mass, said ‘favorite prayer’ daily

Aug 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

She began reciting the prayer after she became pregnant with her only child in 1986. In recent years she was... Read more

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere.

North American College to cancel teaching and celebrating Masses in the Extraordinary Form

Aug 31, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a memo sent to "the Community'' at the North American College (NAC), Rector Fr. Peter Harman announced that all... Read more

Bishops issue guidance in response to Pope Francis' document on the Traditional Latin Mass

Jul 17, 2021

A growing number of bishops in the United States, including Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, have issued statements regarding groups... Read more

Nuns producing Communion hosts adapt, as pandemic decimates industry

Jun 2, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A community of Benedictine nuns known for inventing and distributing low-gluten Communion hosts has seen their business decimated by the... Read more

Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM, Conv., was installed as archbishop of Atlanta on May 6, 2020.

Atlanta archdiocese to end Sunday Mass dispensation

Apr 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The archdiocese of Atlanta announced an end date to the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. While... Read more

Colorado bishops to restore Sunday Mass obligation on Pentecost

Apr 11, 2021

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

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

St. Peter's Basilica to end private Masses, restrict Masses in extraordinary form

Mar 12, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the private celebration of Masses at side altars in... Read more

Posters describing Eucharistic miracles are displayed in pews at St. Edmund’s Church.

In time of virtual worship, miracles of Eucharist point to Real Presence

A North Vancouver church might be livestreaming Masses daily, but its pastor is ensuring his flock does not forget the... Read more

The flag of Scotland. Credit: Lynx Aqua/Shutterstock.

Scotland's bishops protest against closure of churches amid new lockdown

Jan 5, 2021

The Scottish Catholic bishops have protested the closing of churches as part of Scotland’s newest coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgium allows 15 people at Mass in ‘slight easing’ of public worship ban

Dec 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The government of Belgium has agreed to ease restrictions on Mass celebrated with the public beginning Dec. 13, permitting a... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp, Belgium.

Belgian Catholics organize legal challenge to public Mass ban

Dec 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics in Belgium are seeking to take legal action against the government after it decreed that public Masses will remain... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured July 27, 2016.

Pope Francis marks 500th anniversary of first Mass in Chile

Nov 9, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics in Chile Monday to renew their gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist in a letter... Read more

Saint John Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Green Bay bishop reinstates Sunday Mass dispensation as COVID cases spike

Oct 6, 2020

Just two weeks after the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance was lifted in the Diocese of Green Bay, Bishop David... Read more

Catholics worship at a Mass outside the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on Sept. 20, 2020. Courtesy of the archdiocese of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone: San Francisco Mass restrictions ‘mocking God’

Sep 20, 2020

Catholics in San Francisco marched in Eucharistic processions across the city on Sunday to protest the city’s continued restrictions on... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, offers Mass in the London Oratory, July 6, 2016.

Full text: Cardinal Sarah - 'Let us return to the Eucharist with joy'

Sep 14, 2020

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world,... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.

Cardinal Sarah: ‘We must return to the Eucharist’

Sep 12, 2020

In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and... Read more