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Emily Stimpson Chapman
COMMENTARY: Our hope is in Christ.
Nation
Joseph O’Brien
Necessary limits have been imposed in light of the pandemic’s spread, but bishops and priests are finding innovative ways to allow the faithful access to the sacrament.
Nation
Joseph O’Brien
Learn about the Church’s ‘nuclear option’ when it comes to offering souls forgiveness for their sins in times of crisis or looming disaster.
Features
Peter Jesserer Smith
How is a true understanding of the sacrament fostered?
Commentary
Father David L. Guffey, C.S.C.
The most basic unit of society and of the Church is the family.
Vatican
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA.
In his homily, the pope recalled once again that behind every sin there is temptation, “which started small, which has grown.”
Nation
Catholic News Agency
Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, and Falun Gong members have also been imprisoned for their faith in China, and should be released, Ambassador Sam Brownback said.
Nation
Matt Hadro/CNA.
New York City has become the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic, with the number of confirmed cases skyrocketing from more than 5,700 cases on March 20 to more than 57,000 confirmed cases and 1,584 deaths as of April 3.
Vatican
Catholic News Agency
Christian hope, the pope said, is “the hope of a better time, in which we can be better, finally freed from evil and from this pandemic.”
Vatican
Edward Pentin
Critics argue that the latest policies, which mandate that citizens can only visit a church if they have another state-authorized reason to venture outside, are an unnecessary constitutional overreach.
Sue Ellen Browder
COMMENTARY: The pandemic is teaching us a valuable lesson: We are not in charge here. But will we listen?
Kathy Schiffer
‘The sacraments are the spiritual Personal Protective Equipment of Catholics,’ say the petitioners in a widely-circulated open letter. ‘They enable us to work in the field hospital of the sick and dying.’
Lauretta Brown
‘We know how important this issue is, protecting life, and we need to keep fighting,’ the outgoing representative counsels.
VOICES from the Blogs
Amanda Evinger
Jim Schroeder
Patty Knap
Guest Writers
Joseph Pronechen
Jimmy Akin
Deacon Steven D. Greydanus
Daily Mass
Guest Writers
Coronavirus Update
Edward Pentin
Michael O’Neill
Kathy Schiffer
John Grondelski
Ines Murzaku