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Epidemic danger and Catholic sacraments

By Thomas Joseph White, O.P. Editor’s note: The following article first appeared online April 9, 2020, at firstthings.com. As the Church enters a Triduum where a great majority of the […]

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Pope postpones World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has agreed with a recommendation by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to postpone by one year the next gatherings of the […]

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April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

WASHINGTON — To prevent child sexual abuse, it is important to keep the focus on adult responsibility while teaching children skills to help them protect themselves. Consider the following tips: […]

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A virus challenges a U.S. culture that may need the lessons it can teach

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A particle invisible to humans with the naked eye has hurt the preferred psychological armor those in the U.S. most like to wear: the busy lifestyle. It […]

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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,” […]