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Pope Francis greets medical workers administering the vaccine against COVID-19 April 2, 2021.

How can the Catholic Church better prepare for the next pandemic?

Jul 10, 2024

By David Ramos

Regarding preparations for another pandemic, “everything possible must be done to keep the churches open and operational,” said Dr. José... Read more


Catholic survey shows ‘shocking’ impact of church closures during COVID pandemic

Dec 12, 2023

By Daniel Payne

A survey released this month by a British Catholic organization demonstrates what the group says were the “shocking” effects of... Read more

Pope Francis received the credential letters of seven new ambassadors to the Holy See on Dec. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis: Vaccine access is a matter of justice

Dec 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope told new ambassadors that the ongoing pandemic is a reminder that “we are a global community where one... Read more

NCBC: Church teaching calls for respect of both common good and conscience with vaccine mandates

Aug 17, 2021

By Autumn Jones, Joe Bukuras

The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Tuesday recalled that its guidance on vaccination against the coronavirus is drawn from the... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks to members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region III during their �ad Limina Apostolorum� visit, at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, on Nov. 27, 2019.

Archbishop Chaput: Some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with pandemic restrictions

Jun 3, 2021

The Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia last week said that some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with state and local restrictions... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the diplomats accredited to the Holy See at the Vatican's Hall of Blessing Feb. 8, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis tells diplomats 'right to life' is a foundational human right

Feb 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told diplomats at the Vatican Monday that it is “painful” for him to see more countries move away... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, offers Mass in the London Oratory, July 6, 2016.

Full text: Cardinal Sarah - 'Let us return to the Eucharist with joy'

Sep 14, 2020

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world,... Read more

Dealing with grief in a time of coronavirus

Sep 2, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In normal times - when there is not a global pandemic - Linda Dyson assists Catholics at the Cathedral of... Read more

170 years after pandemic, Pittsburgh Catholics continue cholera Mass tradition 

Aug 19, 2020

By Perry West

For more than 170 years, Pittsburgh Catholics have observed a day of thanksgiving for their parish’s deliverance from a cholera... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis asks young people to 'send a hug' to the elderly

Jul 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis asked young people Sunday to reach out to the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, to send a... Read more

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Texas AG: Planned Parenthood not singled out by coronavirus order

Apr 2, 2020

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has disputed Planned Parenthood’s claim that the state targeted abortion clinics in an order prohibiting... Read more