Queen of Angels Uses QR Codes to Spread Gospel

Juan Rodriguez, pastoral associate at Queen of Angels Church, has developed a system of QR codes that allows parishioners to read the Gospel and follow along as the readings are read aloud at Mass — by simply using their smartphones.

A Day With St. Ephrem’s Pre-K 4 Class: ‘The Hardest We’ve Ever Worked’

With a month of school officially done, there’s a sense of routine and structure when you walk into St. Ephrem Catholic Academy. Students line up outside on the designated stickers, get their temperatures checked through thermal imaging, and go up the stairs and down the hallways in one-way fashions.

Bishop Paprocki Challenges Morality of Government Lockdowns

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, has suggested that some government-ordered shutting down of nonessential businesses can stunt the economy. But, he added, the more significant concern is shutting down churches, which impedes the nurturing of spirituality among people who seek communion with God.

Cuomo’s Threat to Close Churches Stirs Anger

In the wake of his decision to close all schools in nine ZIP code areas in Brooklyn and Queens that have become hot spots for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Oct. 5 that he might have to shut down religious institutions, too.