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Colorado bishops to restore Sunday Mass obligation on Pentecost

Apr 11, 2021

The Sunday Mass obligation will be restored for Catholics in the state of Colorado next month, unless sickness or another... Read more

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White House: Pope Francis has said there’s a ‘moral obligation’ to get vaccinated

Apr 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Apr 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A year after the coronavirus pandemic forced closures of businesses and sent the national unemployment rate soaring, Catholic Charities D.C.... Read more

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Federal court sides with D.C. Archdiocese on church capacity limits

Mar 26, 2021

A federal judge sided with the Archdiocese of Washington on Thursday in its lawsuit against Washington, D.C. over church capacity... Read more

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Illinois' Springfield diocese to restore modified Sunday obligation

Mar 22, 2021

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

Mar 21, 2021

By ACI Prensa

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

Mar 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Mar 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Mar 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As the Biden administration refuses to send unused doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, ethicists discussed Catholic... Read more

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Catholic University of America to reopen fully in Fall 2021

Mar 12, 2021

The Catholic University of America has announced a return to full-time, in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester, saying that... Read more

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Theologian: Catholics must also consider the 'justice' of COVID-19 vaccine

Mar 12, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine,... Read more

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House sends COVID relief to White House without pro-life protections

Mar 10, 2021

As Congress passed a massive COVID relief package on Wednesday, leading U.S. bishops called the lack of abortion funding restrictions... Read more

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NY lawmakers call for transparency on COVID in homes for people with disabilities

Mar 10, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A group of New York state senators is calling on state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rescind an order requiring group... Read more

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One year into the pandemic, U.S. bishops call for global solidarity

Mar 9, 2021

The pandemic has emphasized the need for global solidarity, stated leading U.S. bishops one year after mass lockdowns and suspensions... Read more

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Senate sends COVID relief bill back to House without pro-life provisions

Mar 8, 2021

The House could be voting as soon as Tuesday on a COVID relief package that pro-life groups warn would increase... Read more

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Maine diocese, state, increase church attendance in time for Holy Week

Mar 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Two weeks after the Bishop of Portland in Maine called state restrictions on religious gatherings “unacceptable,” Maine’s governor is allowing... Read more

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Archbishop Gomez to Congress, Biden: Don’t force pro-life Americans to oppose COVID relief

Mar 5, 2021

As the Senate considers a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on Friday, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference warned... Read more

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Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

Mar 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to... Read more

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Bishops across US issue split messages on Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Mar 4, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishops across the United States have weighed in with varied guidance for their flocks amid renewed debate over the morality... Read more

Bishop Giovanni Cefai, Bishop of the Prelature of Santiago Apóstol de Huancané, receives oxygen concentrators from the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

Mar 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to... Read more