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A crowd accompanied Nathanael Alberione in his ordination on Nov. 21, 2022.

He was in a coma for 50 days due to COVID and was just ordained a priest

Nov 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nathanael Alberione was ordained a priest Nov. 21, after he became so sick with COVID that he didn't think he... Read more

Caden Bennett and Madeleine Sri started their own business, Little Way of Perfection, while students at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

These college students started a coffee business that was inspired by a prayer

Nov 12, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

When Madeleine Sri and Caden Bennett met as students at Benedictine College, little did they know they would become co-owners... Read more

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Sunday Mass obligation re-instituted for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago

Nov 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The restoration of the Sunday Mass obligation goes into effect on Nov. 26 and 27, the First Sunday of Advent. Read more

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COVID setback: Public school students in some grades lost more ground than Catholic school students

Oct 26, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

More than 90% of Catholic schools held in-person learning for five days a week during the pandemic. Only about 56%... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen speaks during a Mass at the Holy Cross Church on May 24, 2022, in Hong Kong, China. The cardinal was set to stand trial on Sept. 19, 2022, in connection to his role as a trustee of a pro-democracy legal fund, which he and other trustees are accused of failing to register civilly. The trial was delayed.

Cardinal Zen’s trial has been delayed due to COVID

Sep 19, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The criminal trial of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong has been delayed after the judge tested positive for... Read more

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DC Catholic schools must comply with district's COVID-19 vaccination rules for students 12 and older

Aug 3, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Parents seeking a religious exemption must now provide additional information to support their request. Read more

Members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales gathered for their Spring Plenary Assembly in Cardiff, May 5, 2022.

As Covid-19 weakens, time for Catholics in England and Wales to return to Mass, bishops say

May 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics in England and Wales should come back to Mass now that the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic have receded,... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019.

Benedict XVI's secretary in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Gänswein has been in isolation since April 11, a time period that included all of the Easter Triduum and Benedict... Read more

Religious sisters pray during the Regina caeli with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square May 2, 2021.

Masks no longer necessary inside churches in Spain

Apr 20, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Given the improvement in the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, a Royal Decree published Wednesday states that the... Read more

Rosa Lalor.

Grandmother challenges fine for ‘solitary prayer walk’ during COVID-19 lockdown

Apr 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I’m taking a stand to protect fundamental freedoms for all people,’ said Rosa Lalor. Read more

Pope Francis gives an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing from the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica, March 27, 2020.

Pope Francis marks two years since Urbi et Orbi to end pandemic

Mar 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

After his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis remarked that it was the second anniversary of his offering an Urbi... Read more

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Despite new law allowing hospital clergy visits, some Arizona patients can still face difficulties

Mar 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A new Arizona law strengthened the ability of hospital patients to receive clergy visitors, but reports that some patients still... Read more

M. Jacob "Doc" Mathius, the former principal of Queen of Martyrs School in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Chicago-area Catholic principal who defied mask mandate won't return to school, pastor says

Feb 17, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

A principal at a Catholic school who was placed on leave after he defied the Archdiocese of Chicago's mask mandate... Read more

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Washington archdiocese drops mask mandate in Maryland schools

Feb 16, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Following an outcry from parents, the Archdiocese of Washington has reportedly decided to permit its schools in Maryland to go... Read more

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Parents of Washington archdiocese schoolchildren urge end to mandatory masking

Feb 11, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Parents of children enrolled in Archdiocese of Washington schools have begun a campaign to urge the archdiocese to align mask... Read more

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Boston Catholic schools to drop mask mandate

Feb 11, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Boston announced Wednesday, the same day the Massachusetts governor lifted a state school mask mandate, that school... Read more

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Archdiocese of Chicago shifts course on school mask mandate

Feb 10, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools across much of the Archdiocese of Chicago (but not in the city of Chicago) can now make masks... Read more

Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.

Quebec bishops lament government's COVID vaccine passport for Mass attendance

Feb 9, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Quebec, while registering their opposition to the province's imposition of COVID-19 vaccine passports as a requirement... Read more

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Chicago archdiocese will continue to require masks in schools, while other Illinois dioceses drop requirement 

Feb 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Following an Illinois judge’s Friday ruling that nullified a statewide mask mandate for schools, the superintendent of schools for the... Read more

Pope Francis welcomes members of the Italian Association of Leather Chemists during an audience in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace on January 29, 2022.

Pope Francis to workers: Turn to St Joseph during Covid-19 pandemic

Jan 29, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis encouraged workers to turn to St. Joseph for guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic, during an audience at the... Read more