Four out of the five Franciscan friars working in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo tested positive for COVID-19, with two of them dying from the disease.
The diocesan faithful remembers the great Tom Seaver, who died on Aug. 31.
Calling it “necessary and urgent” to return to public Masses as soon as anti-COVID 19 measures permit, the Vatican’s top official for liturgy has urged Catholic bishops around the world not to let religious worship be relegated to a priority level below “recreational activities” or treated as just another public gathering.
The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education called for an alliance between Catholic and non-Catholic educational institutions in order to confront the challenges stemming from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholics’ hunger for a moral vocabulary in the final two months of the presidential race is unlikely to be successfully addressed by either nominee.
Last Spring, about 1,000 people planned to complete sacraments at the Easter Vigil, but it got canceled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Diocese leaders directed the parishes to figure out how to administer sacraments to these people. The perishes delivered, with special efforts from their education directors.
Nicaragua’s bishops are urging prayers for peace after the regime’s latest salvo in its war against the Catholic Church.
When it comes to personal health and safety, some teachers are making sure they are doing everything they possibly can to keep themselves and others safe while working.
Kristi Giacalone was facing hard times because of COVID-19 and struggling to come up with the money to pay tuition for her two daughters at St. Francis Preparatory High School.
For the first time in nearly six months, students, faculty, and staff in the Catholic schools and academies of Brooklyn and Queens have reunited in person, in the safest ways possible.