A Dangerous Distortion of History

This has been the strangest Lent of our lives, as it will be during the Holy Week we start this Sunday. The crowds that usually fill our churches with palm leaves in their hands, won’t be there. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the suspension of Masses and the closing of churches.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Coping With Isolation During the Coronavirus

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

The old saying that an idle mind is the Devil’s workshop is so true. In times of idleness, we accomplish little, and we are more vulnerable to life’s usual temptations. Our own personal laziness and any other faults we have seem to be exaggerated during times of idleness, and when we are not sure of what to do with ourselves.

Coping Spiritually With the Coronavirus

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

When we began Lent this year, many of us heard the words, “Remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return.”

Passing the Time in Lockdown: Sisters Sew Face Masks

While most of the work at a religious order’s general headquarters continues in lockdown, a group of Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit found an additional activity where they could use their hands, do something together and be useful.

Pope Calls for Universal Prayer as Virus Death Toll Skyrockets

Following a particularly deadly week for Italians inflicted with the COVID-19 coronavirus, Pope Francis Sunday urged Christians everywhere from different confessions to unite in shared moments of prayer, including several he will be leading at the Vatican.