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Brooklyn bishop says new limits on congregation size ‘outrageous, unfair’

Oct 8, 2020 News
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new restrictions on houses of worship "outrageous," "unfair," "disrespectful" and an attack on religious freedom.

For Chiefs’ star kicker, his Catholic faith and family are his priority

Oct 8, 2020 News
Harrison Butker's impact on the football field is tremendous. As the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was a vital component to the team's victory in Super Bowl LIV.

Face masks deemed expression of faith that deepens safety precaution

Oct 7, 2020 News
When Father Brian S. Lewis walked into St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes to celebrate Mass on a recent fall Saturday evening, he was sporting a unique face mask.

True prayer leads to concrete acts of love, pope says

Oct 7, 2020 News
Prayer isn't about closing oneself in a room with God "to put makeup on your soul -- that's not prayer, that's fake praying; to pray is to face God and allow yourself to be sent by him to help a brother or sister," Pope Francis said.

‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet,’ streaming on Netflix

Oct 7, 2020 News
"The natural world is fading. It's happened in my lifetime. I've seen it with my own eyes. This film is my witness statement." That's the sobering message of "David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet."

Pope: Pandemic revealed world's false securities, lack of cooperation

Oct 7, 2020 News
In facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of the scientific community can serve as an example for the world on the importance of working together for the common good, Pope Francis said.

Catholic voters urged to consult church's social teaching on issues

Oct 1, 2020 News
As early voting begins in some states for the coming presidential election, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is urging his parishioners to be guided by the principles of Catholic social teaching as they complete their ballots.

Stories of ‘radical’ women religious also highlight need for lay models

Sep 25, 2020 News
Radical Saints: 21 Women for the 21st Century by Melanie Rigney. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2020). 139 pp., $16.99.

Six months into pandemic, Catholic organizations adjust, adapt

Sep 24, 2020 News
In the six months since the World Health Organization declared the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus a pandemic, U.S.-based Catholic organizations have learned how to adjust to the changed landscape of the world in which they operate, and make adaptations that may outlive the global health emergency.

Congress urged to cover immigrant, refugee families in any stimulus bill

Sep 24, 2020 News
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee told a House subcommittee Sept. 23 that any stimulus bill Congress is considering must include assistance for immigrant and refugee families and also make them eligible for past stimulus relief.