Wednesday, April 1, 2020059The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special "Mass in the Time of Pandemic" to plead for God's mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday, March 27, 20200105The 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...
Friday, March 27, 20200134With public gatherings, including Masses, banned in Italy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Vatican published an updated version of Pope Francis' schedule for Holy Week and Easter.
Thursday, March 26, 20200113Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020042Bishop Edward J. Burns and Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly asked Christians throughout North Texas to join the 1.3 million Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas in praying the Our Father at noon on March 25. Bishop Burns also asked the leaders of other denominations to join in this effort and several pledged their congregants to the effort,...
Sunday, March 22, 20200290In 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, 2020023While 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.