Oklahoma City remains ‘beacon of healing’ 25 years after bombing, says archbishop

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — The nation will never forget “the 168 innocent lives taken, including 19 children,” in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City April 19, 1995, said Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.

Now is time to build new world without inequality, injustice, says pope on Divine...

ROME (CNS) — As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk it will be struck by an even worse virus — that of selfish indifference, Pope Francis said.

Pope prays for solution to overcrowded prisons during pandemic

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While countries have enforced social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis warned of serious consequences if the same measures aren’t applied to overcrowded prisons.

Pope on Palm Sunday: Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a small procession down the vast and empty central nave of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis began the first of a series of Holy Week liturgies celebrated without the presence of the faithful from the general public.

Amid coronavirus, statewide ‘stay at home’ order, diocese provides resources to strengthen families’ faith...

Just because Masses have been suspended throughout the Diocese of Phoenix due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean the faithful are being left without ways to continue to grow spiritually this Lent.

Pope sends video message ahead of Holy Week

He prays especially for those suffering and for all the families whose lives have been upset in this difficult time.

Site crashes as half million-plus watch England’s rededication to Mary

WALSINGHAM, England (CNS) — English Catholics rededicated their country as Mary’s Dowry “in the eye of the storm” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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.