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“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

After five years away, I am happy to return to writing for The Catholic Telegraph; however, I am even happier that many people are returning to Mass after the lockdown precipitated by the pandemic. While observing safety precautions, people are returning gradually to the Eucharist, even if things don’t quite

CNA Staff, Sep 21, 2020 / 04:08 pm MT (CNA).- The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the way many Catholics think about their faith, a new study has found, and just over half of Catholic likely voters say that once restrictions are lifted, they plan to attend Mass more frequently than

Many have been away from the Church for a while. Maybe it’s time to come back.

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,