Friday, March 27, 20200116It is Friday, the 27th of March. The harbingers of spring are all around us as we wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring comes with a gust of hope when we can see the leaves and the grass turning green. We can hear the songs of the birds and have our hearts filled with rejoicing.
Friday, March 27, 20200103The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said. Addressing God, the pope said that "it is not the time of your judgment, but of our judgment: a time to choose what matters and what passes...
Thursday, March 26, 20200153She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St. Corona.
Sunday, March 22, 20200288In 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, 2020022While 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, 2020058This 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, 2020033People 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.