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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

By CNA Staff

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

Cardinal Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on October 9, 2015.

Cardinal Tagle urges leaders to ensure healthcare for all in coronavirus crisis

Apr 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In his Easter message, the president of Caritas Internationalis called on governments to ensure access to healthcare and social protections... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Easter message before the Urbi et Orbi blessing on April 12, 2020.

Pope Francis’ Easter blessing: May Christ dispel the darkness of our suffering humanity

Apr 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In his Easter blessing, Pope Francis called on humanity to unite in solidarity and look to the risen Christ for... Read more

An image of St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre from Wuhan, China courtesy of Dr. Anthony Clark.

China’s first saint was martyred on a cross in Wuhan

Apr 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

China’s first canonized saint was martyred by suffocation on a cross in Wuhan, the epicenter of today’s coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

Pope Francis prays during Palm Sunday Mass April 5, 2020.

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: Let us stand before the crucifix in our homes

Apr 5, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis offered Mass in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica and urged Catholics quarantined at home... Read more

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy. June 9, 2015.

Archbishop Gomez to lead Good Friday Sacred Heart litany

Apr 4, 2020

“This Holy Week will be different. Our churches may be closed, but Christ is not quarantined and his Gospel is... Read more

Father Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

Dominican priest, microbiologist sees hope for possible coronavirus treatment

Apr 1, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In a recent blog post Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., S.T.D, Ph.D., said he sees reason to hope that the drug... Read more

The flag of Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan bishops cancel annual pilgrimage, but mayor reportedly goes ahead

Mar 31, 2020

Local media in Nicaragua are reporting that despite the nation’s bishops’ conference suspending Mass and prohibiting large gatherings, the mayor... Read more