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Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.

Archdiocese of Washington ‘directs’ National Shrine to suspend public Mass

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception announced Friday afternoon it will suspend the public celebration of... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

'God does not abandon us': US bishops urge prayer, state action over coronavirus

Catholic bishops in the United States offered prayers and encouragement as Congress considers a relief package for the Coronavirus.  Read more

 A woman walks past a "Wall of Kindness,” a charity work phenomenon, encouraging people to items such as winter clothing for the homeless, on Jan 25, 2020 in Milan.

Coronavirus quarantine: How Catholics in Italy are helping the poor 

While Italy is under nationwide quarantine to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic charities throughout the country are doing what they... Read more

Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.

'The doors of America's Church are open': National Shrine keeps public Masses after DC shutdown

The shrine is maintaining its public ministry schedule despite the Archdiocese of Washington announcing Thursday that public Mass will be... Read more

The Church of Saints Dominic and Sixtus.

Churches in Rome can reopen for private prayer

Less than one day after the Diocese of Rome issued a decree to close all churches to the public, the... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta March 13, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for pastors: 'Drastic measures are not always good'

Pope Francis offered his Mass on Friday for pastors, that they might discern well the proper measures to take to... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample.

Portland archdiocese will not cancel public Masses, after Oregon gov bans large gatherings

The Archdiocese of Portland will not cancel public Sunday Masses, after Oregon’s governor responded to the coronavirus pandemic by announcing... Read more

Saint James Cathedral, Seattle, Wa.

In Seattle, public Masses suspended, but prayer and ministry continue

The Archdiocese of Seattle has suspended public Masses and closed some Catholic schools, but priests in the archdiocese have been... Read more

An empty St. Peter's Square amid coronavirus precautions, March 12, 2020.

Rome's church buildings closed through April 3

The vicar general of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, announced Thursday the closure of all churches in the diocese through... Read more

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Old City of Jerusalem.

Pilgrimages canceled as new Israeli quarantine comes into effect

New Israeli quarantine measures, in effect from Thursday, have led to cancelled trips to the Holy Land, with some pilgrims... Read more

Vatican offices on an empty Papa Pio XII Square.

Vatican offices to remain open amid coronavirus lockdown

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vatican City State offices and dicasteries of the Holy See will remain open and working, with... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Do not forget the poor during the coronavirus pandemic

The suffering of the poor cannot be ignored during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Thursday in his televised morning... Read more

Archbishop Paul Etienne. CNA file photo.

Seattle archdiocese suspends all public Masses amid coronavirus pandemic

The Archdiocese of Seattle will indefinitely suspend public Masses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left at least... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. CNA file photo

Kentucky archbishop does not plan to cancel Masses after governor’s request

Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday encouraged churches to cancel their services in fear of the spreading coronavirus. The Catholic... Read more

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Little Sisters of the Poor ramping up protections for elderly over coronavirus

Nursing care facilities around the country are ramping up efforts to protect their residents from COVID-19. One religious order told... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 11, 2020.

Pope Francis offers Mass for prisoners after Italian prison riots

Following prison riots in Italy, Pope Francis offered Mass for prisoners and persecuted Christians on Wednesday during his livestreamed daily... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address via video livestream March 11, 2020.

Pope Francis: Humanity needs Christ's justice

Pope Francis said Wednesday Catholics must spread the Gospel to a world which hungers and thirsts for the justice of... Read more

Cemetery outside the Amakusa Christian Museum in Amakusa, Japan.

Amid coronavirus, public Masses suspended in most Japanese dioceses

More dioceses in Japan have shut down Mass for the coming weeks in response to the ongoing outbreak of the... Read more

Clients and volunteers at the Fr. McKenna Center in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC homeless shelter serves the poor despite coronavirus fears

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the U.S., one Catholic organization is trying to protect a population that is particularly... Read more

Krakow.

Polish archbishop: Not praying in churches during coronavirus outbreak 'unthinkable'

The president of the Polish bishops' conference has asked for an increase in the number of Sunday Masses said in... Read more