Sunday, March 22, 20200313In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.
Friday, March 20, 2020036While conferences and meetings can be postponed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter cannot, with the exception of the chrism Mass, said the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.
Thursday, March 19, 202001766Masses and other activities at 79 Dallas Catholic churches have been canceled and 33 Diocese of Dallas Catholic schools will close for at least two weeks in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Bishop Edward J. Burns made the announcement at a news conference on March 13, following a meeting with the Presbyteral Council,...
Thursday, March 19, 2020096Amid worsening conditions related to the global coronavirus outbreak, Pope Francis urged Catholics to unite spiritually to pray the rosary simultaneously on the Feast of St. Joseph.
Thursday, March 19, 2020076This Lent is one for the record books. Parish fish fries, prayer services, Stations of the Cross, and daily and Sunday Masses are all canceled, and some dioceses have already announced they will not have services during Holy Week or Easter on April 12.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020049People must use this time of the coronavirus pandemic to rediscover the importance of small, concrete gestures of affection and care toward others, Pope Francis said in a new interview.
Monday, March 16, 2020041 Standing in the window of the library of the Apostolic Palace overlooking an empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis blessed the city of Rome still under lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. During a live broadcast of his Sunday Angelus Address March 15, the pope praised "the creativity of priests," especially in the...
Monday, March 16, 2020023Pope Francis prayed for families who are cooped up in their homes and for all those who are ill with COVID-19. During a live broadcast of his daily morning Mass March 16, Pope Francis again prayed for the many people who have fallen ill and for families who, like all citizens, have been required to isolate themselves in their homes to...
Monday, March 16, 2020038 With Italy on lockdown and Rome streets almost deserted, Pope Francis left the Vatican March 15 in a mini-pilgrimage to an icon and to a crucifix associated with miraculous interventions to save the city and its people.
Friday, March 13, 2020022Acknowledging the fragility of human life because of the coronavirus, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared a prayer for people who are ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and those responding to the pandemic.