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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for May For Deacons We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church      

Street in First Century Jerusalem (Photo by Greg Hartman)
by Father Robert J. Hater The old black rosary hangs on the headboard of the bedroom once occupied by my father and mother. More than 60 years ago my father brought it home, a gift from a Marianist brother who gave it to him for Christmas. It’s been there ever

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by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Apr 30, 2020 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- If everything were going according to plan, Jessica would be entering the convent on August 22. But, thanks to coronavirus, everything is not going according to plan. “I was accepted to pre-postulancy with an order, and as

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Apr 29, 2020 / 05:13 pm MT (CNA).- While the coronavirus has shut down universities and artistic events, the drama department of a Catholic university performed a play nevertheless, through a video conference. A production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” was meant to be staged

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by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 29, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has postponed this year’s Peter’s Pence collection until next fall as the Vatican confronts the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The collection, which traditionally takes place in churches across the world on June 29,

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by Ed Condon Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 29, 2020 / 02:22 pm MT (CNA).- The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstated public Masses, as the Trump administration considers issuing guidelines on the safe reopening of churches and religious services during the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple sources confirmed

Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity.
CNA Staff, Apr 28, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- As New York attempts to weather the coronavirus pandemic, religious orders in the state have been hit hard by the disease, with one order of nuns raising money to offset the cost of added medical expenses. The Maryknoll Sisters in

The Catholic Conference of Ohio, chaired by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, has released a statement extending the temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses and liturgies through May 29. The Catholic Telegraph has a complete list of live-streaming Masses in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.
CNA Staff, Apr 28, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- The beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted Communism, has been postponed because of the coronavirus. Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz said April 28 that the beatification would no longer take place as planned in Warsaw’s

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by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2020 / 03:37 pm MT (CNA).- President Donald Trump held a call with more than 600 Catholic leaders on Saturday that focused on education and relief funding during the coronavirus pandemic. Catholic educational leaders on the call touted the work of Catholic educators