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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 14:00 pm The Catholic archbishop of Tokyo has asked visiting Olympic athletes and coaches to refrain from attending local Catholic churches to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi said on July 12 that the Tokyo archdiocese had made

“It’s not perfect, but we are doing our best to make it work.” The bride-to-be did her best to appear cheerful during the marriage preparation meeting with her fiancé and me. The meeting took place over Zoom, not because of the pandemic, but because all three of us were in

The Catholic Conference of Ohio has released a statement (found here) regarding the lifting of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass. In line with that statement Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has decreed that for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati the obligation to

Washington D.C., May 25, 2021 / 16:01 pm The Archbishop of Philadelphia this week invited Catholics back to Sunday Mass, emphasizing the importance of in-person attendance. The real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist “is not something we can experience virtually,” Archbishop Nelson Perez wrote in a May 24 letter

Washington D.C., May 17, 2021 / 18:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Some Catholic dioceses have begun updating their COVID protocols for public Masses, as federal public health officials have introduced new guidance. The new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued on May 13, states that

Denver Newsroom, May 1, 2021 / 13:01 pm America/Denver (CNA). A Louisiana bishop has lifted mask requirements for Mass in several of the state’s cities, but he still encouraged parishioners to follow previous coronavirus regulations during worship. “While masks will no longer be required for those attending Mass in our

by Joe Bukuras Atlanta, Ga., Apr 30, 2021 / 10:00 am America/Denver (CNA). This week the archdiocese of Atlanta announced an end date to the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. In a letter to parishioners in the archdiocese, Archbishop Hartmayer said that he “believes it is

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2021 / 15:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). After the governor of New Mexico allowed churches to re-open at 100% capacity, priests in the Diocese of Las Cruces will be permitted to set their parish capacities for celebration of sacraments. “Effective Friday, April 23rd, Bishop Peter Baldacchino has

CNA Staff, Apr 11, 2021 / 16:50 pm America/Denver (CNA). The Sunday Mass obligation will be restored for Catholics in the state of Colorado next month, unless sickness or another grave reason prevents them from being able to attend Mass. A joint statement from the bishops of Denver, Colorado Springs,

When public liturgies were first suspended due to COVID-19, one of the topics of conversation among family members was about the dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass. Do we go to Mass because we are obligated to do so, or is there something else that drives our