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by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Mar 12, 2021 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine, Catholics should consider the strong moral argument in favor of doing so. Regarding moral concerns over the

Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2021 / 02:05 pm MT (CNA).- The pandemic has emphasized the need for global solidarity, stated leading U.S. bishops one year after mass lockdowns and suspensions of public Masses began in March, 2020. “In the pandemic, God has once more revealed us to ourselves,” said the

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Feb 17, 2021 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued guidelines on Wednesday for the celebration of Holy Week this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the note signed Feb. 17

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Feb 15, 2021 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- The Iraqi government has announced new COVID-19 restrictions, including the closure of all places of worship, less than three weeks before Pope Francis’ scheduled trip to Iraq. On Feb. 14 the health ministry of Iraq wrote that

CNA Staff, Feb 14, 2021 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic doctor called on Sunday for an independent inquiry into reports that COVID-19 patients with learning disabilities have been given “do not resuscitate” notices during the second wave of the virus in the U.K. Fr. Patrick Pullicino, a neurologist

by CNA Staff Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2021 / 11:04 am MT (CNA).- California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night, drawing praise from figures like Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. He emphasized the importance of in-person religious gatherings and

Washington D.C., Feb 4, 2021 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- President Joe Biden condemned political extremism and urged Americans to “lift one another up” in remarks at the virtual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. In brief taped remarks to the 69th annual National Prayer Breakfast, Biden–who is Catholic–addressed the ongoing

Lansing, Mich., Jan 29, 2021 / 03:46 pm MT (CNA).- The Diocese of Lansing offered its condolences and prayerful support after the coronavirus hit a religious retirement home this month and nine nuns died. Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing issued a statement Jan. 28 expressing sorrow over the deaths and

CNA Staff, Jan 29, 2021 / 06:27 pm MT (CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that Cardinal Timothy Dolan is quarantining after “close contact” with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The cardinal does not currently have symptoms. “Cardinal Timothy Dolan has cancelled all public appearances, including celebrating

All resources are available at Travel restrictions and COVID-19 led the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to cancel its annual pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., but there are plenty of ways to mark the event at home. The Office for Respect Life Ministries, working with the Center