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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

A guest living in a Rome shelter receives his COVID vaccine.

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

St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

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

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Ill. Credit: Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock

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