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Springfield’s Bishop Rozanski doubles down on debacle, tells priests to refuse sacramental anointing to the sick and dying...

After rescinding a controversial policy concerning sacramental anointing of the sick, the bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts told priests Friday afternoon that anointing of the sick is … more

Advice (and 5 tips) for teaching kids at home, from a veteran homeschool mom...

We are all concerned about the spread of COVID-19. Schools are closed. So what should we do about our children’s education? And what about all of the “free time” they have when they would … more

Sherlock Holmes and the haunting of Arthur Conan Doyle...

Walking through Edinburgh’s West End, early one winter morning, I spied a familiar face. The unmistakable features of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle looked down upon me from an impressive Victorian town … more

Why the blessing in St. Peter’s Square mattered...

Yesterday, Pope Francis livestreamed a special Urbi et Orbi blessing (a blessing traditionally reserved for a new pope and the Church’s highest feasts), featuring Adoration and Benediction of the … more

Sunday Angelus Message: God is life and gives life, yet takes on the drama of death...

The Gospel passage of this fifth Sunday of Lent is that of the resurrection of Lazarus. Lazarus was the brother of Martha and Mary; they were good friends of Jesus. When He arrives in Bethany, … more

On going to our own house...

The Gospel for Mass this past Saturday contains one line that deserves some attention from us, especially in a time like this. On one level it seems like a mere scene-ender, a line that ends the … more

African cardinal tests positive for coronavirus as pandemic spreads...

Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso has tested positive for the coronavirus, his archdiocese announced Tuesday. He is the second cardinal known to have tested positive for the virus, which … more

Pope Francis and reforms — He has never been more alone than now...

While Italy is locked down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Holy See has nevertheless continued to work, though with less staff on site. Also, Pope Francis has kept seeing regularly the heads of … more

Anxious about coronavirus? Family? Finances? The 33-day preparation for Consecration to St. Joseph starts today.....

Today we’ve got a spiritual famine. Our churches are closed. We’ve got people sheltered in their homes, and living in fear and anxiety of the future. Let’s ask St. Joseph... to give us again … more

4 Ways Not to Redeem the Time

To be most effective doing the right things, we need to understand what it really means to redeem the time—and what it doesn’t mean. more

Six sisters from same Italian convent have died, as coronavirus spreads among religious orders...

Six sisters in one northern Italian convent have died of coronavirus, and nine sisters are being treated in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Italian media. Coronavirus … more

Joseph Lowery, Minister, Civil Rights Leader, Friend of King, Dies at 98

Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and prayed at President Barack Obama’s first inauguration, died on Friday at 98-years-old. more

'Zoombombing' Comes for Houses of Worship

On Sunday, Alex Merritt was signed in to the Zoom video conferencing app, discussing a biblical passage with members of his Sunday school young adults group at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, … more

Idaho's Governor Signs Abortion Ban, Fairness for Women in Sports Act

Idaho's Governor recently signed a series of conservative bills, one that would essentially ban abortions is Roe v. Wade is overturned and another that prevents male to female transgender persons … more

Dozens Diagnosed with COVID-19, 2 Die after Attending Choir Practice

Forty-five people have either been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are sick with symptoms, three people have been admitted to hospitals and two people have died after a regional choir met for practice on … more

Don't 'Let This Virus Own You': Tony Evans Urges People Not to Worry amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Pastor Tony Evans encouraged his parishioners not to worry amid the coronavirus pandemic. He urged, don't "let this virus own you." more

Florida Pastor Arrested for Holding In-Person Church Service during Coronavirus Pandemic

A Florida pastor was arrested on Monday after holding an in-person church service on Sunday, despite social distancing orders. more

Record Low 6 Percent of Americans Adhere to a Biblical Worldview, New Study Shows

A new Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University survey found that only six percent of American Christians adhere to a biblical worldview. more

New York Times Writer Argues Conservative Christians Are a Detriment to Coronavirus Pandemic Response

An opinion writer for the New York Times asserted this week that she believes conservative Christians have been a detriment to the way the United States responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Israel's Tower of David Museum Is Using Virtual Reality to Allow People to 'Visit' the Western Wall during Passover

While the world is essentially lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, Israel is offering a creative way for people of faith around the world to still "visit" the Western Wall for Passover and … more
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