Some U.S. Dioceses are Lifting Restrictions on Communion Cup

As many restrictions put in place at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, some Catholic dioceses around the country are returning, or already have returned, to offering consecrated wine in the chalice for Communion while others are waiting to do so.

Catholic School Students Fared Better During COVID-19 Pandemic, Report Says

A recent federal government report has confirmed the fears of parents and educators that the COVID-19 pandemic had an adverse effect on younger students’ progress in reading and mathematics, though a deeper dive into the data reveals Catholic school students didn’t fall as far behind.

Additional COVID Test Kits Available

The White House on Tuesday announced that Americans can now request a third order of free, at-home coronavirus tests shipped through the U.S. Postal Service. 

COVID-19 Exposed Inequities in Health Care, Archbishop Paglia Says

A Vatican official visiting the U.S. to focus on health care issues is calling on the medical establishment to do a better job of balancing science and humanity in the treatment of patients. The scales are tipped toward science, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.