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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Peace be with you this Lenten season. This has been a most unusual and difficult year for all of us. A year ago at this time, none of us envisioned the anxiety, illnesses, deaths, and other losses that were coming as a result of

by Father Jeffrey M. Kemper “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that all who believe in him may not perish but have eternal life.” (Jn: 3:16) God calls us not to simply follow the rules, but to be in a relationship of love and life

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 11, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- After Virginia’s governor appeared to suggest that church attendance is immaterial to the act of worship, one theologian says that Catholics see worship differently. On Thursday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) asked religious leaders to consider

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Sep 4, 2020 / 06:00 pm MT (CNA).- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said Friday that the city’s current restrictions on public worship— which prohibit indoor services of any kind, as opposed to other entities such as retail which have been allowed to reopen

CNA Staff, Sep 1, 2020 / 01:30 pm MT (CNA).- From this weekend, Catholics living in Wisconsin will once again be required to go to Mass on Sunday, provided they are healthy and not at risk for coronavirus. “With new measures now firmly in place to promote and preserve the

CNA Staff, Aug 31, 2020 / 03:30 pm MT (CNA).- In a letter to San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed and other city officials, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Monday called on the city’s secular authorities to, “at a minimum, remove the excessive limits on outdoor public worship.” “Particularly for us as

CNA Staff, Aug 25, 2020 / 02:52 am MT (CNA).- Evidence suggests that church services following public health guidelines do not present a greater risk of spreading the novel coronavirus than other similar activities, doctors said last week. Washing hands, social distancing, and mask requirements have helped prevent the spread

CNA Staff, Aug 11, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Some Catholics in South Dakota will once again be obligated to go to Sunday Mass, after the Diocese of Sioux Falls it will lift the dispensation on Sunday Mass attendance this week. From this weekend, Catholics in the diocese who