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Wisconsin Catholic school victorious in reopening case

The Wisconsin state supreme court ruled in favor of a Catholic school last week in its case against a local... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks to members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region III during their �ad Limina Apostolorum� visit, at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, on Nov. 27, 2019.

Archbishop Chaput: Some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with pandemic restrictions

The Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia last week said that some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with state and local restrictions... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore delivers a homily at the Mass for the bicentennial of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31, 2021

Six dioceses in Baltimore, Washington provinces reinstate Sunday obligation

Six Catholic dioceses in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware will be lifting the dispensation from the Sunday obligation beginning... Read more

Bishop James Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph

More bishops invite Catholics back to Mass, lift dispensations

Two more U.S. bishops have invited Catholics back to Mass, following other dioceses which have lifted dispensations from the Sunday... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

Philadelphia archbishop: ‘Nothing compares’ to being physically present at Sunday Mass

The Archbishop of Philadelphia this week invited Catholics back to Sunday Mass, emphasizing the importance of in-person attendance.  Read more

New York dioceses update liturgical restriction guidelines

Dioceses in the state of New York updated their COVID-19 guidelines last week, following the recent shift in federal pandemic... Read more

Dioceses begin easing masking, social distancing restrictions 

Some Catholic dioceses have begun updating their COVID protocols for public Masses, as federal public health officials have introduced new... Read more

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven in Mexico City, Mexico

Five bishops, 220 priests have died from Covid in Mexico

According to a May 11 report from the Catholic Multimedia Center eight women religious, six men religious, and 12 deacons... Read more

June 25, 2020: Health workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad

‘We are alarmed’: Catholic aid groups respond to India’s COVID crisis

Catholic aid groups are mobilizing relief efforts in India, as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of the... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the... Read more

Students in a classroom.

As epidemic wanes, New York archdiocese schools plan for full reopening

“Our children have been learning and have been safe!” the superintendent said. Read more

How churches can respond to the COVID-19 mental health crisis

With concerns that suicide rates are rising in communities of color during the pandemic, Catholic mental health workers say the... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

After state order, Las Cruces diocese lets priests set Mass attendance limits

After the governor of New Mexico allowed churches to re-open at 100% capacity, priests in the Diocese of Las Cruces... Read more

Biology major Michael Rohall and Franciscan University biology professor Dr. Kyle McKenna prepare to analyze blood samples for coronavirus specific antibodies. Photo courtesy of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Franciscan University studying herd immunity, coronavirus

The Franciscan University of Steubenville is conducting a research study to better understand COVID-19 and herd immunity. Read more

Church pew.

Ontario Catholic dioceses adapt to new coronavirus lockdown measures

In response to new and stringent coronavirus lockdown orders in the province, several of the Catholic archdioceses of Ontario, Canada... Read more

Oct. 15, 2020: Demonstrators in Manhattan protest the treatment of Orthodox Jewish communities during COVID-19

Report: some countries used pandemic to target religious minorities

Some countries used the COVID-19 pandemic to target religious minorities last year, a federal commission revealed on Wednesday. Read more

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

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Los Angeles

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

U.S. Supreme Court building

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