New center at border called ‘model’ for how migrants should be treated
Mexican Bishop Jose Leopoldo Gonzalez Gonzalez of Nogales, Sonora, offers a Scripture reflection before blessing the Kino Border Initiative's new Migrant Out­reach Center in Nogales Feb. 12, 2020. Looking on at right is Jesuit Father Sean Carroll, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative. (CNS photo/Michael Brown, Catholic Outlook) See KINO-MIGRANT-OUTREACH March 9, 2020.

New center at border called ‘model’ for how migrants should be treated

Mexican Bishop Jose Leopoldo Gonzalez Gonzalez of Nogales, Sonora, offers a Scripture reflection before blessing the Kino Border Initiative's new Migrant Out­reach Center in Nogales Feb. 12, 2020. Looking on…

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Update: Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3
People look at an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 10, 2020. The Vatican has closed St. Peter's Square and Basilica to tourists March 10 through April 3 in cooperation with Italian emergency procedures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-STPETERS-CLOSURES March 10, 2020.

Update: Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

People look at an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 10, 2020. The Vatican has closed St. Peter's Square and Basilica to tourists March 10 through April 3…

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Update: Pope urges priests to tend to sick, health care workers during epidemic
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican March 10, 2020. For the second day this week the pope celebrated Mass without a small group of the faithful in order to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-VISIT March 10, 2020.

Update: Pope urges priests to tend to sick, health care workers during epidemic

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican March 10, 2020. For the second day this week the pope celebrated Mass…

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USCCB launches ‘Walking With Moms in Need’ yearlong parish service project
This logo is included in the materials for "Walking With Moms in Need: A Year of Service" from March 25, 2020, through March 25, 2021. The U.S. bishops are inviting the parishes in their dioceses to join in this national initiative, which Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said intensifies the church's long-standing pastoral response to "the needs of women facing pregnancies in challenging circumstances." (CNS photo/USCCB) See PRO-LIFE-WALKING-WITH-MOMS March 9, 2020.

USCCB launches ‘Walking With Moms in Need’ yearlong parish service project

This logo is included in the materials for "Walking With Moms in Need: A Year of Service" from March 25, 2020, through March 25, 2021. The U.S. bishops are inviting…

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Catholics organize to defeat advance of assisted suicide bill in Indiana
Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, speaks at an event titled "Defeating Assisted Suicide in Indiana" at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Parish in Whiting, Ind., Feb. 29, 2020. (CNS photo/Laura Ieraci) See INDIANA-ASSISTED-SUICIDE March 9, 2020.

Catholics organize to defeat advance of assisted suicide bill in Indiana

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, speaks at an event titled "Defeating Assisted Suicide in Indiana" at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Parish in Whiting, Ind., Feb. 29,…

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Poll: Fewer U.S. Catholics see Christian persecution as an urgent issue
A family member of victims cries while praying during the reopening ceremony of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 12, 2019, months after it was closed because of an Easter bombing. A new poll shows that although more than half of U.S. Catholics are "very concerned" about the persecution of Christians around the world, the level of concern has declined in the past two years. The poll was was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need-USA, an international papal agency that supports suffering and persecuted Christians in more than 140 countries. (CNS photo/Dinuka Liyanawatte, Reuters) See POLL-CHRISTIAN-PERSECUTION March 6, 2020.

Poll: Fewer U.S. Catholics see Christian persecution as an urgent issue

A family member of victims cries while praying during the reopening ceremony of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 12, 2019, months after it was closed because of…

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Tras dirigir el Ángelus por video, el papa da bendición desde ventana
Pope Francis is pictured on a video monitor in St. Peter's Square as he leads the Angelus from his library in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican March 8, 2020. As a precaution to avoid spread of the coronavirus, the pope's Sunday Angelus was broadcast on television and displayed on monitors in St. Peter's Square. After leading the Angelus through video the pope said he wanted to see the crowd in "real time" and came to the window of his studio to greet people in the square. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Tras dirigir el Ángelus por video, el papa da bendición desde ventana

El papa Francisco aparece en un monitor de video en la Plaza de San Pedro mientras reza el Ángelus desde su biblioteca en el Palacio Apostólico en el Vaticano el…

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Grupos católicos en Cuba se ocupan de cuidar a los ancianos de la isla
A man escorts an elderly woman in Havana Sept. 9, 2017. By 2025, the percentage of Cubans over age 60 is expected to grow to 30%, but with a low birth rate and increasing emigration from the island, Catholic organizations are left to care for elderly even in the midst of scarcity. (CNS photo/Stringer, Reuters) See IN-DEPTH-CUBA-ELDERLY March 6, 2020.Editors: For editorial use only.

Grupos católicos en Cuba se ocupan de cuidar a los ancianos de la isla

Un hombre le ayuda a una anciana en La Habana el 9 de septiembre de 2017. Para el 2025, se espera que el porcentaje de cubanos mayores de 60 años…

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Diócesis estadounidenses preparan para limitar propagación del coronavirus
People exchange the sign of peace during Mass at St. Pius X Church in El Paso, Texas, Sept. 23, 2019. Dioceses nationwide are taking precautions to guard against the spread of the coronavirus and reminding parishioners to take commonsense steps related to hygiene in their personal lives. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See CORONAVIRUS-PRECAUTIONS-ROUNDUP March 3, 2020.

Diócesis estadounidenses preparan para limitar propagación del coronavirus

Feligreses se dan un saludo de paz durante Misa en la Iglesia de San Pío X en El Paso, Texas, el 23 de septiembre de 2019. Las diócesis en todo…

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Faith Alive, No. 15, Part 1: Easter begins in a night of light and hope
This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No 15. (CNS illustration; photo by Jerry L Mennenga) See FAITH-ALIVE 15 March 5, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 15, Part 1: Easter begins in a night of light and hope

This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No 15. CNS illustration; photo by Jerry L Mennenga "This is the night," the church sings out again and again in a…

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