By Hannah Brockhaus Rome, Italy, Mar 20, 2020 / 11:53 am (CNA).- Two convents, one in Rome and one in a town nearby the capital city, have been isolated as the majority of religious sisters in the communities tested positive for COVID-19. According to Italian news agency ANSA, 59 sisters
By Jonah McKeown Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2020 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- A Franciscan friar is the first person known to have died as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the District of Columbia. Br. John-Sebastian Laird-Hammond, OFM, was hospitalized with the virus last week, and died Friday, the Washington
Cincinnati (OH) – In the wake of the coronavirus, Xavier University has taken extraordinary steps to connect with every Xavier student. “It became very clear to us that we needed to act swiftly in the best interest of our students and to make resources available for students and their families,”
St, Vincent De Paul recieves $50,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Cincinnati to assist homelessness prevention program
CINCINNATI, March 20, 2020 – Hundreds of families across Greater Cincinnati who were facing the possibility of being evicted from their home just received a second chance. On Thursday, March 19, the Rotary Club of Cincinnati presented St. Vincent de Paul with a $50,000 donation to be used for its
7 Resources to Help Bring Faith Home Download the PDF: 7 Resources to Bring the Faith Home Missing religious education and Catholic school? Here are 7 fun resources to help you and your family keep the faith-learning going at home! With kids out of school, Masses canceled and religious education
St. Vincent De Paul temporarily closing its seven area thrift stores in response to Coronavirus threat
Social services assistance is still being offered with changes in application and delivery process CINCINNATI, March 19, 2020 – Effective at the end of business yesterday, Thursday, March 19, St. Vincent de Paul is closing the retail operations of its seven area thrift stores until further notice. The decision to
Father Mike gives us some advice about how we should respond to the coronavirus pandemic. He begins with the story of the recent pilgrimage he took to Israel amid the coronavirus outbreak.
By Mary Farrow Lincoln, Neb., Mar 18, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Demand for confessions at St. Mary’s in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, has always been high: it’s a centrally-located church with convenient, daily confession times and often multiple confessors. During the parish’s normal 11:30-noon weekday confession times, penitents on their
By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The coronavirus pandemic has caused Catholic schools across the United States to close. With no clear timeline for when they might reopen, parents, students, teachers and schools are finding innovative ways to balance distance learning and home life.
By Courtney Mares Lourdes, France, Mar 17, 2020 / 05:30 am (CNA).- The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions in France to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “For the first time in its history, the sanctuary will