New App Puts Missal in the Palm of Your Hands

When Catholic churches nationwide reopened last summer after a months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parishioners followed along empty handed, as the missals typically found at each pew were removed so people wouldn’t touch the same surfaces.

School Helps Kids Stay Socialized in Pandemic

Recess is a chance for kids to be themselves: get up from behind the school desk, meet up with friends from other classes, and put their high energy to good use. But this school year, playground time looks a lot more like an office coffee break for young ones in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

St. Joseph Pastries Back After Tough Year for Bakers

The unique pastries sfingi and zeppole are back in bakery showcases in time for the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19. The feast this year will occur during the “Year of St. Joseph,” which began on Dec. 8 when Pope Francis called for a year-long celebration of the canonized carpenter.

Playing The ‘COVID Card’

We’ve seen the headlines for more than a year now — “Impact of coronavirus lockdowns on mental health;” “Is the US ready for the mental health crisis that will follow?;” “Kids are not okay” — and the studies are countless. But what about the subset of the population that actually likes the separation?

USCCB Administrative Committee’s Pastoral Message Marks Year of Pandemic

U.S. life has “dramatically changed” due to the yearlong pandemic, and alongside it, racial injustices and political divisions have shaken the nation, yet there is “comfort in God’s promise,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee said in a March 9 pastoral message.