Symbol of solidarity

The Diocese of Nashville made yellow ribbons available to parishioners throughout Middle Tennessee to display as a sign of solidarity, prayer, and Catholic identity while public Masses are suspended because…

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Pope says living faith without sacraments, community is dangerous
Pope Francis prays before a sculpture of Mary and the Christ Child at the end of Mass April 17, 2020, in the chapel of his Vatican residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-PREGNANCY April 17, 2020.

Pope says living faith without sacraments, community is dangerous

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he was praying for expectant mothers who may be anxious or worried about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. And he said the…

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Pope pens editorial on joy in the time of coronavirus
In an editorial published April 17, 2020, by the Spanish magazine Vida Nueva, Pope Francis said Christians are called to be joyful witnesses to Christ's victory over death during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS file photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-EDITORIAL-COVID-19 April 17, 2020.

Pope pens editorial on joy in the time of coronavirus

In an editorial published April 17, 2020, by the Spanish magazine Vida Nueva, Pope Francis said Christians are called to be joyful witnesses to Christ's victory over death during the…

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Italian bishops in talks with government on post-lockdown liturgies
A priest blesses the coffin of a woman who died from COVID-19 in Seriate, Italy, March 28, 2020. The Italian bishops' conference is in discussion with Italy's Ministry of Internal Affairs about a resumption of public Masses, and especially of funerals. (CNS photo/Flavio Lo Scalzo, Reuters) See ITALY-CHURCH-POST-PANDEMIC April 17, 2020.

Italian bishops in talks with government on post-lockdown liturgies

A priest blesses the coffin of a woman who died from COVID-19 in Seriate, Italy, March 28, 2020. The Italian bishops' conference is in discussion with Italy's Ministry of Internal…

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Update: Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses
Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Perez delivers the homily at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia April 6, 2020. (CNS photo/Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.com) See RELIGIOUS-SERVICES-PANDEMIC April 14, 2020.

Update: Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses

Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Perez delivers the homily at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia April 6, 2020. CNS photo/Sarah Webb, CatholicPhilly.com WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As…

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Divine Mercy Sunday seen as opportunity to receive Christ’s mercy ‘anew’
This image of the Divine Mercy painted in 1943 by Felician Sister Mary Fabia Szatkowska and housed at the Felician Sisters' motherhouse in Livonia, Mich., is believed to be the first of its kind painted in North America. Masses for Divine Mercy Sunday, celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, are expected to be livestreamed in Catholic churches throughout the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Dan Meloy, The Michigan Catholic) See DIVINE-MERCY-MASS-BASILICA April 16, 2020.

Divine Mercy Sunday seen as opportunity to receive Christ’s mercy ‘anew’

This image of the Divine Mercy painted in 1943 by Felician Sister Mary Fabia Szatkowska and housed at the Felician Sisters' motherhouse in Livonia, Mich., is believed to be the…

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Advocates call attention to pandemic’s wrath on ‘essential’ farmworkers
Migrant worker Cesar Lopez, 33, cleans the fields near Salinas, Calif., March 30, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters) See FARMWORKERS-COVID April 16, 2020.

Advocates call attention to pandemic’s wrath on ‘essential’ farmworkers

Migrant worker Cesar Lopez, 33, cleans the fields near Salinas, Calif., March 30, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As those working from home…

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Diocese brings Holy Week to people electronically
Bishop J. Mark Spalding celebrated Mass on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. The Mass, which was celebrated without a congregation, was livestreamed on the Diocese of Nashville website. Angie Bosio directs the production from a table in the main aisle.

Diocese brings Holy Week to people electronically

The Diocese of Nashville used electronic media to bring the Holy Week and Paschal Triduum liturgies to the faithful, including broadcasting Easter Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop J. Mark Spalding…

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