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April 23, 2020 WASHINGTON – Responding to the proclamation signed by President Trump announcing a temporary reviewable immigration halt, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on

Pope Francis holds a rosary during a general audience Aug. 7, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 25, 2020 / 07:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis sent a letter Saturday encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary throughout May. He also shared two new prayers to implore the help of the Virgin Mary during the coronavirus pandemic. “Contemplating the face of Christ

Jesus tells us that if we knock, the door will be opened to us, that all who come to him in prayer will get what they want. But this isn’t always the case, is it? Sometimes, our prayers are not answered. What does this say about God, and how do

St. Cajetan. Public domain.
CNA Staff, Apr 24, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, at least 26 million people have filed for unemployment. Economists say the U.S. now has levels of unemployment close to those of the Great Depression As with most things,

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and the concelebrating priests prepare the Holy Eucharist during the 150th Anniversary Mass at St. Joseph Church in Hamilton Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
CNA Staff, Apr 23, 2020 / 08:45 pm MT (CNA).- Three Catholic dioceses have announced this week they will resume public celebration of Mass, subject to the requirements of public health orders and social distancing. The Montana dioceses of Great Falls-Billings and Helena both announced the re-openings on Thursday, April

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Credit: Robert Pernett via Flickr
by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Apr 23, 2020 / 07:00 pm MT (CNA).- Franciscan University of Steubenville will be covering tuition costs for all incoming freshmen and transfer students in fall 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. President Father Dave Pivonka announced April 21 that the university would cover

Archbishop José Horacio Gómez of Los Angeles. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA
CNA Staff, Apr 23, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, is inviting all U.S. bishops to join him on May 1 in reconsecrating the U.S. to the Blessed Virgin Mary in response to the pandemic. The reconsecration is timed to coincide

Christ the King parishioners meet online to pray the Rosary. The parish uses technology to provide its parishioners with alternatives to traditional worship.
Religious denominations across the United States were faced with an unexpected challenge this spring: how to provide alternatives to traditional worship in view of the COVID-19 shutdown. At Christ the King Parish, staff turned to technology to bridge the gap between church services–such as Easter Mass and the praying of

Pope Francis. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
Vatican City, Apr 22, 2020 / 07:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Vatican has released a free online prayer book to help Catholics seeking divine assistance amid the coronavirus crisis. The 192-page book is available for download on the website of the Vatican’s publishing house, the Libreria Editrice Vaticana. The publication,

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 22, 2020 / 03:30 pm MT (CNA).- A federal appeals court on Wednesday allowed a state order halting elective surgical abortions in Arkansas to go into effect. The measure was put in place to conserve medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic. A three-judge