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Can I Confess? Or Be Anointed? Here’s What’s Suspended, Or Not, in Your Diocese

By Catholic News Agency | All public celebration of Mass has been suspended in every Latin Rite diocese in the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Many bishops have now also...

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...

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...

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...

Maine Priest Encourages ‘Pine Sunday’ Where There Are No Palms

By Christine Rousselle/CNA. | PORTLAND, Maine — With public Masses cancelled across the United States, ahead of Palm Sunday this weekend, some Maine Catholics are being encouraged to adopt a...

Does Coronavirus Spell the End of the Modern World?

By Sue Ellen Browder | The coronavirus pandemic presents us with an extraordinarily new situation, one for which none of us was prepared.  Questions, uncertainties and fears haunt us. Why did this...

Leaving Thomas Merton Behind, The Secular World Needs Good Catholic Fiction, And More Great Links!

By Tito Edwards | Leaving Thomas Merton Behind, No gods Before Me – Rob Marco at Catholic Spiritual Direction +1 The Secular World Needs Good Catholic Fiction – Alicia Connolly-Lohr, J.D., at Catholic...

Could You Be Schooling at Home… Indefinitely?

By Patrick Reilly | With the kids at home, now may be a great time to experiment with Catholic homeschooling and decide whether it is a good fit for your family. “School-at-home,” of course, is not the best representation of...

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...

Kentucky AG Aims to Declare Abortion ‘Non-Essential’ Under Coronavirus Bans

By Catholic News Agency | FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s attorney general has joined the national controversy over whether abortion clinics can continue to operate at a time when other surgeries and...