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National moment of prayer in U.S. slated for Good Friday, April...

WASHINGTON -- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited U.S. Catholics to join him...

Archbishop Blair of Hartford advises cell phones not be used to...

WASHINGTON -- Administering the sacrament of reconciliation via cellphone is impermissible under church teaching, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Divine...

Nashville Knights of Columbus student council of University Catholic bring students...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The university students who belong to the Knights of Columbus council at University Catholic in Nashville decided that if their fellow...

Religious sisters’ work during 1918 Spanish flu seen as model for...

BALTIMORE — Catholic nuns emerged as the unexpected heroes in the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed hundreds of thousands in the United States...

Jesuit-trained Dr. Anthony Fauci is national voice of reason in pandemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has emerged for many as the voice of reason and integrity...

CARES Act supports Catholic Relief Services with federal COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON -- Citing provisions of the $2.2 trillion federal relief package that will aid poor and vulnerable people as well as workers, Archbishop Paul...

Reminder: ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing today — Pray with Pope Francis...

Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to...

Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., reports a parishioner has died of COVID-19

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Diocese of Brooklyn announced March 25 that an elderly parishioner from Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Jamaica...

Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St. Corona

BONN, Germany — She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in...

Learn from the poor and vulnerable in time of coronavirus crisis...

By Hosffman Ospino Moments of crisis are great opportunities of self-assessment. Crises often confront us with what philosophers call "existential questions." As our world...

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