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Remembering: St. John Paul was world’s conscience, modern-day apostle

Remembering: St. John Paul was world’s conscience, modern-day apostle

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II, who died April 2, 2005, at age 84, was a voice of conscience for the world and a modern-day apostle for his Church.

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Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

With self-isolation becoming more widespread due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis thanked journalists and members of the media who inform people and help them cope with loneliness.

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Declare a jubilee: Pandemic is time to forgive debts, cardinal suggests

Declare a jubilee: Pandemic is time to forgive debts, cardinal suggests

| Cindy Wooden | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Could the coronavirus-19 crisis lead to a jubilee?” Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle wondered out loud during a Mass livestreamed from the Pontifical Philippine College in Rome.

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Wave of cancellations hits Catholic conferences and conventions

Wave of cancellations hits Catholic conferences and conventions

| Mark Pattison | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Is this what they mean by “cancel culture”?

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Catholic family with now-closed food cart relies on faith, positive focus

Catholic family with now-closed food cart relies on faith, positive focus

| Katie Scott | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Christina and Vinh Nguyen’s lives are centered on three things: their two children, their faith and their food cart.

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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

| Cindy Wooden | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special “Mass in the Time of Pandemic” to plead for God’s mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

| Rhina Guidos | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 country.

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Vermont high school students create virtual Spirit Week to promote unity

Vermont high school students create virtual Spirit Week to promote unity

| Cori Fugere Urban | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Vermont Catholic high school student and two of her hometown friends are showing school spirit during mandatory school closings because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prelate advises cellphones can’t be used to administer sacraments

Prelate advises cellphones can’t be used to administer sacraments

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

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Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

| Simon Caldwell | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The English bishops have expressed their shock at an emergency policy to allow “do-it-yourself abortions” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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

| Rhina Guidos | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

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.

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Student Knights bring peers together for virtual fish fry using Zoom

Student Knights bring peers together for virtual fish fry using Zoom

| Andy Telli | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The university students who belong to the Knights of Columbus council at University Catholic in Nashville decided that if their fellow students couldn’t come to their Lenten fish fry, they would bring the fish fry to them.

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