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Disappointed but hopeful, thousands unable to join Church at Easter

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The disappointment of not being able to celebrate Easter Mass in churches across the country this year might have been most strongly felt by the thousands who […]

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News Briefs: April 19, 2020

Dominicans donate beds to overflow facility for COVID-19 DETROIT (CNS) — The Dominican Sisters of Peace were putting their affairs in order, getting ready for their final act of service […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday — The Lord’s mercy extends to all people and to all sins

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year, on the Second Sunday of Easter, the Church celebrates the Sunday of Divine Mercy. On this day, Catholics contemplate the fullness of the Paschal Mystery […]

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Cardinal: ‘Our faith needs to kick in’ amid pandemic crisis

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Appearing on the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said faith is key, even as people are in isolation from others as […]

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News Briefs: April 12, 2020

Priest who died from virus called ‘great missionary among us’ BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn March 28 announced the death of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, who […]

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COVID-19 denies Eucharist to Catholics on Holy Thursday, the day of its origin

WASHINGTON (CNS) — For most Catholics, Holy Thursday 2020 will be a Eucharist-free one. It’s one of the holiest days on the liturgical calendar, a day associated with the Last […]

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‘In the service of His Eminence’ — Diplomat formed by friendship with future saint

By most historical accounts, the 20th century was the bloodiest, most tyrannical period of modern times. Two world wars, multiple other conflicts and the rise of brutal, totalitarian regimes prematurely […]

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A response to ‘We are an Easter people’

The following is an editorial posted online by the OSV editorial board April 4. It is in response to a recent letter and online petition, “We are an Easter people,” […]

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Long-held ethical, moral principles must guide COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The coronavirus pandemic is creating fear over limited resources for treating patients, especially the most seriously ill, but “this is not a time to sideline our ethical […]

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News Briefs: April 5, 2020

Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St. Corona BONN, Germany (CNS) — She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for […]

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Religious find inventive techniques of caring for community in isolation

By Chaz Muth WASHINGTON (CNS) — As people throughout the U.S. self-isolate and retreat from daily life amid the COVID-19 pandemic, priests and women religious have become beacons of hope […]

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Pope: Personnel, priests caring for COVID-19 patients are heroes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the number of priests and religious dying from coronavirus-related illnesses rising, Pope Francis offered his prayers for those who died after being infected helping COVID-19 […]