Category Archives: U.S.

As pandemic grows, a family wishes its essential worker could stay home

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Before Juan Vasquez says goodbye to wife Tanya Granillo de Vasquez and 1-year-old son Robert as he goes off to work each morning, the three gather and then the husband and … Continue reading

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Pandemic’s economic toll just starting to show for both nation, church

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — After 11 years of U.S. economic growth, the statistics are staggering. First-time applications for unemployment benefits, which had been hovering in the low 200,000s from week to week, soared to 3.3 … Continue reading

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USCCB president calls for national moment of prayer on Good Friday

By Catholic News Service 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 on Good Friday, April 10, to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart … Continue reading

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Pew: Pope’s favorability ratings move up from their 2018 low

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis’ favorability ratings among Americans of virtually all stripes are up from their low in 2018, according to a report released April 3 by the Pew Research Center. Among Catholics … Continue reading

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Seitz: ‘Let us ask our Savior to help us, to walk with us’ in these times

By Catholic News Service This is one of a series of pastoral and personal reflections on living in this time of pandemic. Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, writes this reflection titled “Who’s in charge here anyway?” for Catholic … Continue reading

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It will be a palmless Sunday at most U.S. parishes

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Don’t expect any palms this Passion Sunday. And distribution of palms later in the year might not happen, either, according to Rita Thiron, executive director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical … Continue reading

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Amid COVID pandemic, pope prays for homeless, cites newspaper photo

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During his livestreamed daily morning Mass, Pope Francis prayed that the coronavirus pandemic may awaken people’s consciences to the plight of homeless men and women suffering in the world. … Continue reading

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