Pandemic prompts makers of ‘Fatima’ film to delay its release to theaters

NEW YORK (CNS) — Moviegoers anticipating the feature film about the story of the children of Fatima will have to wait a few more months to see the famous miracle story on the big screen.

Maronite bishop says he learned a lot from his COVID-19 experience

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, who heads the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of St. Maron in Brooklyn, New York, is pretty sure he came down with symptoms of COVID-19 from helping a man who had fallen and was coughing on a Brooklyn street.

Catholic publisher, Thomistic Institute offer RCIA program free online

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This is the time of year parishes have been preparing to welcome new Catholics into the Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, but the coronavirus has changed how catechumens and candidates are participating in RCIA.

Catholic retired firefighter has ‘mission’ of making, giving away masks

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Back in early April, Jim Donlan had a problem. Face masks were starting to be used more widely in public settings as a way to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but he couldn’t find any.

Bishops around country consecrate U.S. to Mary amid COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishops throughout the United States reconsecrated the country to Mary as the nation continues to struggle in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Refugees at outreach center share hardships experienced during pandemic

TUCSON (CNS) — More than a dozen men, women and children provided a glimpse into the desperate living conditions they endure in Nogales, Mexico, while the world struggles with COVID-19.

Tens of thousands watch livestream Mass, prayer to Our Lady of La Vang

HUE, Vietnam (CNS) — Tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics took part in a special online Mass and prayed to Our Lady of La Vang for their nation and the world to soon overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singing Miami priests share ray of musical sunshine for Easter season

https://youtu.be/rmbrCdXTMyk MIAMI (CNS) — The coronavirus pandemic has certainly revealed the various talents of Miami archdiocesan priests....

Pope composes prayers for end of pandemic to be recited after Rosary

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the Rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic.

Dominican brothers use ultramodern means to teach order’s ancient music

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (CNS) — Dominican Brothers Stefan Ansinger and Alexandre Frezzato are teaching people to sing 800-year-old Gregorian chant through free weekly lessons on their YouTube channel called OPChant.