Forty years after St. Romero’s martyrdom, El Salvador sees a harvest of martyrs

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As people are ordered to stay home, pope calls for help for homeless

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As national and local governments have been issuing stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis asked people to pray for and assist those who are homeless.

Texas Catholic family’s quarantine dancing video goes viral

HOUSTON (CNS) — When health officials recommended self-isolation to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ali Hoffman and her parents, Michael and Michele, found themselves quarantined in their Fort Worth-area home.

Via phone, priest helps dying man through act of contrition, prayer

The phone was his lifeline, literally, to the sacrament of reconciliation.

Priority on economy over people may lead to ‘viral genocide,’ pope warns

Some governments that have imposed lockdown measures "show the priority of their decisions: people first."

During pandemic, priests work to bridge distance between deceased, family

The ministers are also offering blessings and a dignified temporary place of rest before the departed's ultimate burial.

Accurate count enables local Church to carry out mission

Participation in the U.S. Census is not only constitutional, it’s biblical. St. Luke makes note of this when describing the birth of Jesus.

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 her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St. Corona.

COVID-19 is not God’s judgment, but a call to live differently, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The 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.

Diocese’s first Bible conference takes participants deeper into God’s Word

Employees forced to work at home. Restaurants and stores by the hundreds closed. Classrooms emptied of the familiar sights and sounds of children learning. The coronavirus pandemic has offered the world unprecedented challenges to daily living … and given Catholics an opportunity like none before to lean on God through His Word. That’s exactly what the Diocese of Phoenix’s first Biblical Studies Conference provided.