Category Archives: U.S.

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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Haddad: Catholic health care committed to ‘loving care’ of COVID-19 patients

By Julie Asher  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the COVID-19 pandemic touches nearly every corner of the globe, “there are many ethical considerations around resource allocation and the delivery of care for critically ill patients,” said Mercy Sister … Continue reading

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Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — From a darkened room, the immigrant spoke in mid-March via Skype to a reporter from the TV station Guatevision, which focuses on issues pertaining to Guatemalans in and outside of the … Continue reading

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Archbishop advises cellphones cannot be used to administer sacraments

Updated: 4:33 p.m. By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Administering the sacrament of reconciliation via cellphone is impermissible under church teaching, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship. In a March 27 memo to his … Continue reading

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Wave of cancellations hits Catholic conferences and conventions

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Is this what they mean by “cancel culture”? “The Church Today” conference at Villanova University — canceled. The Archdiocese of Atlanta’s eucharistic congress — canceled. The National Catholic Educational Association’s annual … Continue reading

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Service agencies find workarounds for virus-mandated restrictions

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — With so much Catholic charitable work being direct, face-to-face service, those efforts would be stymied in the face of such coronavirus-mandated restrictions as group-size limits and social distancing, right? One would … Continue reading

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A parishioner finds lessons on her way home in the midst of a pandemic

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens and residents were abroad as news of the rapid spread of COVID-19 dispersed almost as fast as the virus that causes it around the world. … Continue reading

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