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CNA Staff, May 1, 2020 / 03:28 pm MT (CNA).- Within the past month, a Wisconsin retirement home for religious sisters with dementia has had several sisters die and four staff members test positive. Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Milwaukee has seen five resident deaths due to the

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Denver Newsroom, May 1, 2020 / 03:50 pm MT (CNA).- A segment of Americans say their faith has grown stronger since the coronavirus epidemic began, including 27% of Catholics, though the rise seems most pronounced among those who were already more religious than most, a survey from the Pew Research

Archbishop Jose Gomes of Los Angeles leads the reconsecration of the country to Mary on May 1, 2020. Credit: EWTN
by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 1, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- Dioceses across the United States and Canada joined together on May 1 to reconsecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary in an act of united prayer for delivery from the coronavirus pandemic. Archbishop Jose Gomez of

Kolbe Academy prepares to distribute food in Napa, California. Courtesy photo.
Denver Newsroom, May 2, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- A small Catholic school in Napa, California is drawing on community support to run a weekly food pantry for its families and neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers, led by the school board, have adapted Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep—

The apostles were once under a mandated quarantine. It’s true. You can read all about it in the first two chapters of the Book of Acts. After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to the Apostles over a period of 40 days. Then, he ordered them to stay in

by Rebecca Sontag The first known garden to be officially dedicated to the Virgin Mary bore little resemblance to the idea of the “Mary Garden” we know today. It was not filled with purely ornamental flowers, decorative topiaries and manicured nooks punctuated here and there with lovely statuary. This particular

Q: Since public Masses have been canceled, a friend encouraged me to practice “spiritual communion.” I wasn’t sure what that meant. Can you explain? A. The practice of “spiritual communion,” as a means of drawing close to Jesus even when we cannot receive the Eucharist, has deep roots in the

Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m. EDT, Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), will reconsecrate the United States to Mary under the title “Mother of the Church.” Here is everything you need to know about this upcoming celebration! What is a consecration to

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday. Credit: David McNamara/Diocese of Las Cruces
CNA Staff, Apr 30, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- As more Catholic dioceses begin to resume public Masses during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of theologians and medical experts has provided guidance for doing so as safely as possible. “With proper safeguards to prevent infection, and integrating the scientific

by Mark Danis Mahatma Gandhi said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” The onslaught of the coronavirus has exposed the frighteningly fragile support structure for a vulnerable segment of our society: the elderly. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports the highest percentage of