Brooklyn 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 Fr. Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, who died the evening before from COVID-19.

Flush the lies from one’s heart to see God, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Seeing and growing closer to God require purifying one’s heart from the sins and prejudices that distort reality and blind people to God’s active and real presence, Pope Francis said.

Media mindfulness for a digital age

How can we integrate a reflective, spiritual life with all the media we consume and create?

Antoinette Bosco, retired CNS columnist, death penalty opponent, dies at 91

The mother of seven, including a homeless boy she adopted, wrote for the Catholic news wire for 37 years and other secular publications.

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

This portion of a poster, created by the Archdiocese of San Salvador, El Salvador to promote the World Day of Peace...

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."

New compilations bring together diverse writings of learned Brits

‘The Reading Life: The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Others’ Eyes’ Author: C.S. LewisPublisher: HarperOneRelease Date: Oct. 15, 2019Length: 171 pp.Cost: $19.99 ORDER...