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

Atlanta archdiocese to end Sunday Mass dispensation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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'

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’

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

Evidence shows Mass is safe when guidelines are followed, doctors say

Evidence suggests that church services following public health guidelines do not present a greater risk of spreading the novel coronavirus... Read more

People are sitting in the church during mass.

What does it mean to 'actively participate' in Mass?

In 1903, Pope St. Pius X wrote that it was the liturgy where the laity acquire the Christian spirit “from its foremost... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Indoor events, public Masses again suspended by California governor’s order 

With coronavirus cases spiking in California, the governor has issued new orders banning indoor events including public Masses in much... Read more

 The first public Mass since March takes place at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, England, July 5, 2020.

Why some Catholic churches in England are struggling to resume public Masses

When the government permitted churches in England to resume public Masses July 4, Fr. Rick McGrath faced a difficult dilemma.   Read more

Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger. CNA file photo.

Tucson diocese again halts public Masses to curb rise of coronavirus cases

As cases of COVID-19 spike in Arizona, the Diocese of Tucson has once again suspended the public celebration of Mass... Read more

Jarek Kwiatkowski of KT Electronics tests a livestream installation at a church in Wales. Photo courtesy of KT Electronics.

Livestream installer: it’s ‘an absolute privilege’ to bring Mass to locked-down Catholics

When Paul Fulgoni heard the news about the coronavirus pandemic spreading across Europe, he decided that his small electronics company... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist gives us Christ's healing love

Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in... Read more

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CDC removes faith guidance discouraging choirs, shared cups 

The Trump administration has removed guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website which discouraged, among other... Read more