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Adoration takes place outside St. Patrick’s, Soho, in London’s West End. Courtesy: St. Patrick’s, Soho
London, England, May 5, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- A parish in London’s West End is offering the homeless adoration, access to sacraments, and the rosary — along with food provided by a five-star restaurant. St. Patrick’s Church in Soho, an area known for its nightlife and red-light district,

Father Geison Gerardo Ortiz Marín baking bread. Photo courtesy of Father Ortiz.
CNA Staff, May 4, 2020 / 03:53 pm MT (CNA).- When he was just 15 years old, Fr. Geison Gerardo Ortiz Marín had to quit school and find a job to help support his family. Faced with a difficult economy, Ortiz’s family was struggling financially. He quit school and found

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati: Give to Your Parish Most parishes provide an online giving option for donations. To view a

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by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 4, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- The bishops of the United States are calling for an examination of why the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted African-American communities. “Our hearts are wounded for the many souls mourned as African American communities across the

CNA Staff, May 4, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single out churches for public health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Virginia’s Eastern Shore filed suit

by M.D. Pitman La Salle senior Michael Wergers knows what he wants to be when he grows up, but at 6-foot-3, he doesn’t have much actual growing to do. As graduating Lancers prepare to go off to college next year, he was waiting on acceptance letters in early April from

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, May 3, 2020 / 04:58 pm MT (CNA).- Nikki Shasserre normally gets one, maybe two alerts per week from Bark, a parental monitoring app she uses to track texts and social media on her teenager’s cell phone. Bark sends Shasserre and her husband snippets of

by Rebecca Sontag For nearly 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has been at the forefront of battling pandemics and caring for its victims. COVID-19 is no different. The modern hospital as we know it is a direct result of Jesus’ imperative to the disciples to “heal the sick.” Even the

by Patricia McGeever The boxes arrived in late March at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. They contained 500 handmade, bright red covers for N95 face masks, courtesy of the sewing charity, Common Thread in Cincinnati. N95 masks are being used by health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Archbishop of Naples blesses the city with St. Januarius' liquefied blood. Credit: Vatican Media
by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, May 3, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- The liquefaction of the blood of the early Church martyr St. Januarius occurred Saturday amid the coronavirus lockdown, leading the Archbishop of Naples to bless the city with the miraculous relic. “Dear friends, I have a big