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American Solidarity Party candidate presses on to 2020 presidential election

Republicans and Democrats aren’t the only political parties finding their 2020 campaigning efforts hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

King of Spain thanks Catholic Church for charitable work during pandemic

King Felipe VI of Spain called Cardinal Juan José Omella, president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, on June 11 to... Read more

In trying times, how can Catholics stay hopeful?

Amid the worldwide panic surrounding coronavirus and lockdowns, as well as protests and unrest in many parts of the country... Read more

Mass at the Church of Sant’Eugenio in Rome on May 18, 2020.

Diocese of Rome offers priests free COVID-19 antibody tests

As Italy moves into a new phase of its lockdown reopening, the Diocese of Rome announced that  it will offer... Read more

Coronavirus lockdown sees abortion rate drop in Mexico City

Abortion clinics in Mexico City are reporting decreases in abortion by as much as 40% due to the coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

Catholic priests may be feeling ‘nonessential’ during the pandemic- here’s how you can help

As restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have forced churches to close or limit their activity... Read more

Catholic priest, psychologist offer advice for stressful times

With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest suggested that Catholics take... Read more

Citing COVID risk, Davenport bishop calls for release of detained migrants

Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa has written a letter to the local homeland security chief asking for the release... Read more

New South Wales worship restrictions changed after complaints of unfair treatment

Churches in New South Wales will be allowed to open with the same restrictions as other buildings, after Australian Catholics... Read more

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CDC removes faith guidance discouraging choirs, shared cups 

The Trump administration has removed guidance on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website which discouraged, among other... Read more

Food delivery to families of Salesian oratory children.

Salesians in Bogota aid poor families hard hit by COVID lockdown

Salesian ministries in Bogota, Colombia, have joined forces to feed the families of the children and young people they serve... Read more

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COVID relief efforts should remember the poor, bishop says

As Congress considers additional COVID relief efforts in the coming weeks, it should focus especially on the needs of the... Read more

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens with restrictions

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is reopening this weekend, after being closed in late March due to... Read more

After Minnesota bishops plan to defy Mass restrictions, governor eases rules

The governor of Minnesota has issued an order allowing for the resumption of limited public worship gatherings, days after the... Read more

The Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museums will reopen June 1 as Italy opens borders to tourists

The Vatican Museums announced Saturday that it will reopen on June 1, two days before Italy opens its borders to... Read more

After Trump call to reopen churches, Catholic doctor says it can be done safely

While President Trump's call to reopen churches has become a source of national controversy, a group of Catholic doctors has... Read more

President Donald Trump.

President Trump: Churches should reopen 'right now'

President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.”  Read more

Catholic Charities in Louisiana appeals for aid after major spike in homelessness 

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic hitting the United States in mid-March, thousands of Americans were either furloughed or... Read more

Federal judge blocks NC coronavirus church limits

A federal judge has blocked the North Carolina governor’s order limiting most church services to 10 people or fewer, saying... Read more

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US bishops highlight plight of native communities as COVID infections surge

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating health disparities and long-standing social inequalities facing Native and Indigenous communities, the bishops of the... Read more