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Eucharistic procession on Divine Mercy Sunday from Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Catholic Church on Capitol Hill. Credit: Robin Fennelly
by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2020 / 03:10 pm MT (CNA).- Catholics around the world marked Divine Mercy Sunday at home, as public liturgies remain cancelled in many dioceses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But one parish in Washington, D.C., found a way to bring the Lord

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence. Credit: Jim Forest via Flickr (CC BY NC-ND 2.0).
CNA Staff, Apr 21, 2020 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence reflected Sunday on the potential outcome of the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging Catholics to develop plans for evangelization. “When our churches re-open for public worship, how will the faithful respond? … Will they have grown accustomed

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Apr 20, 2020 / 10:53 am MT (CNA).- After receiving more than 300 letters during the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian bishops will entrust the nation to Mary’s protection on Friday, May 1, at a shrine in northern Italy. In a video message April 20, the

Young pilgrims gather before World Youth Day Panama opening Mass Jan. 22, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 20, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has decided to postpone by one year World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families, according to the Vatican. The events were expected to take place during the summers of 2022 and 2021. World

St. Camillus de Lellis. Public domain.
by Jonah McKeown Denver, Colo., Apr 18, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- St. Camillus de Lellis turned from a life as a soldier and gambler to become a priest and the founder of an order dedicated to caring for the sick. He is the patron saint of hospitals, nurses, and

CNA Staff, Apr 17, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Pro-life adovcates have criticized the governor of Michigan for calling abortion a “life-sustaining” procedure during an interview on Thursday. In an April 16 appearance on the podcast “The Axe Files,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was asked by host David Axelrod to

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by Mary Farrow Denver, Colo., Apr 17, 2020 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- It has been one month since most schools across the US closed their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The solution to shuttered schools may seem simple, on the surface: move curriculum and teachers online. Teach classes on

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by Perry West Denver, Colo., Apr 18, 2020 / 06:01 am (CNA).- As health experts predict an increase in suicidal tendencies amid the coronavirus, Catholic professionals have outlined how to seek help and to be aware of those inclined to self-harm. Dr. Melinda Moore, a licensed psychologist and assistant professor

A side chapel dedicated to Divine Mercy in the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia. Credit: ACI Stampa.
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 17, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II. This Sunday will mark the 20th liturgical anniversary of St. Faustina’s canonization and

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Credit: Jochen Rolfes/Archdiocese of Cologne.
CNA Staff, Apr 17, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A German cardinal has said it is “high time” to restore public liturgies as the country begins to ease lockdown measures. Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne said that Masses with congregations should be permitted “as soon as possible” after German