COVID-19

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Potential postulants wait and see as COVID puts convent plans in question 

Apr 30, 2020

By Mary Farrow

If everything were going according to plan, Jessica would be entering the convent on August 22.  Read more

During pandemic, more abortion drugs dispensed via telemedicine

Apr 29, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The numbers of women seeking at-home medication abortions through an experimental U.S. telemedicine provider has reportedly doubled under the coronavirus... Read more

Don’t forget trafficking victims amid pandemic, congressman cautions

Apr 29, 2020

While much of the world’s intelligence forces are focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, human trafficking victims are at risk... Read more

Vancouver archbishop donates to coronavirus vaccine research

Apr 28, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver has announced that he is donating to the University of British Columbia’s research toward a... Read more

Seminarian in Spain returns to roots as doctor amid pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

While most of the students at the San Fulgencia Seminary in Cartagena, Spain, returned home when the country declared a... Read more

'Save Our Seniors' photo courtesy of Luana Virgili.

'Save our seniors' - Italian youth organize campaign to honor elderly in isolation

Apr 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Italian students have organized a campaign to uplift and honor the elderly, who have suffered heavy losses in Italy’s coronavirus... Read more

2017 protests in Venezuela.

Hunger in Venezuela becoming 'a fuel more dangerous than gasoline'

Apr 26, 2020

An archbishop in Venezuela warned that desperation is growing in the country, as the national coronavirus quarantine measures have compounded... Read more

Fr. Omar Sánchez Portillo cleaning chickens for distribution. Courtesy of Fr. Omar Sánchez Portillo.

Priest organizes distribution of 5,000 chicken to poor Peruvian families

Apr 23, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in Peru leaves the working poor in a vulnerable situation, one priest has been working... Read more

Pope Francis May 15, 2019.

Pope Francis donates ventilators in honor of St. George’s feast day

Apr 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Ventilators were delivered to hospitals in Romania, Spain, and Italy on April 23, the feast of St. George, the patron... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ.

Despite protests, Newark archdiocese supports COVID limits on churches

Apr 22, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

While a New Jersey state senator has launched a petition seeking the “thoughtful” resumption of religious services with “reasonable precautions,”... Read more

‘Where is God right now?’ How imagination can aid our faith in quarantine

Apr 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Living under coronavirus-caused quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many Catholics may find themselves unable to practice the faith in the ways... Read more

Courage International moves 2020 Truth and Love Conference online

Apr 21, 2020

By Perry West

In the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Courage International has announced that it will host online its upcoming conference... Read more

Kansas Capitol.

Kansas governor can't single out churches in COVID rules, judge says

Apr 20, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The Kansas governor’s emergency restrictions on church services wrongly treated religious gatherings more strictly than similar activities, a federal judge... Read more

After receiving hundreds of requests, bishops to entrust Italy to Mary

Apr 20, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

After receiving more than 300 letters during the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian bishops will entrust the nation to Mary’s protection... Read more

Refugee camp in Urfa, Turkey.

Catholic Relief Services: Don’t forget migrants, refugees amid pandemic

Apr 18, 2020

Catholic Relief Services has called for additional protections for migrants, refugees and homeless populations as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  Read more

Spanish business leaders organize to support cloistered communities

Apr 16, 2020

A group of businessmen in Spain have joined together to help cloistered religious communities that are unable to support themselves... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor.

Little Sisters retirement home sees 11 COVID-related deaths

Apr 15, 2020

A retirement residence run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Delaware has seen almost a dozen deaths related... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on April 9, 2020 in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis prays for the elderly afraid of dying alone amid pandemic

Apr 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed for the elderly who are afraid of dying alone at his morning Mass on Wednesday.  Read more

In New York, former Catholic nursing home opens as COVID rehab center

Apr 14, 2020

A former Catholic nursing home in New York state is set to open as a rehabilitation center for coronavirus (COVID-19)... Read more

Sister Angel Bipendu in a church in Lombardy on April 7, 2020.

Updated: Call claiming to be pope was 'a prank,' sister says 

Apr 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Sister Angel Bipendu told CNA Tuesday that the call she received on Holy Saturday claiming to be from Pope Francis... Read more