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Vatican Authorizes Special Masses and Good Friday Prayers for Coronavirus Pandemic

By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has asked priests around the world to recite a new prayer during this year’s Good Friday liturgy, and urged them to offer Masses for the end...

Pope Francis: Don't Be Afraid to Let the Holy Spirit Purify Your Heart

By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — It is the Holy Spirit who leads us away from our sins and towards purity of heart, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. Speaking via...

Bringing Mass to the Masses Amid Coronavirus

By Alyssa Murphy | As many of us are spending the solitary days of the coronavirus quarantine within the confines of our home, many learning the ropes of homeschooling, some picking up new habits like...

Coronavirus and Gratitude to God

By Angelo Stagnaro | What in God’s name are we to be thankful for in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic? It turns out, a great deal. Are you alive and enjoying this particularly enlightening article? Thank God! If not,...

The Catch-22 of Identity Politics

By Anna Abbott | This January, Yale University announced it would be canceling its art history course, claiming it was “too white, too male, too Western, too heterosexual.” Art history was deemed offensive, and rather than...

10 Spiritual Counsels in a Time of Coronavirus

By Fr. Timothy Gallagher | 1. This trial is a spiritual opportunity. Many holy men and women found God more deeply in time of loss, pain and struggle. Live this time as a special opportunity for...

Response To A Southern Baptist, A Word In Defense Of The Bishops, Daniel Mitsui Art, And More Links!

By Tito Edwards | Response to a Southern Baptist – Steve Ray at Defenders of the Catholic Faith +1 A Word in Defense of the Bishops – Gerard M. Nadal at Ignitum Today +1 Art for the Domestic Church from...

Coronavirus Latest From Rome

By Edward Pentin | UPDATES (Rome time)   April 1, 12.42 The Italian government has decided to extend its national lockdown until Easter Monday, April 13, despite the spread of the virus appearing to have reached its...

Texas Coronavirus Abortion Rule Back in Effect, After Court Grants Stay

By Catholic News Agency | AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas order prohibiting most abortions during the novel coronavirus pandemic is temporarily back in effect, after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of...

Indian Bishop Condemns ‘Shocking’ Disinfectant Spray of Migrant Workers

By Catholic News Agency | BAREILLY, India — A bishop in India has condemned the spraying of migrant workers and their children with disinfectant, after a video posted to Twitter showed public...