Vatican releases book of pope’s homilies, prayers for ‘difficult times’
The Vatican published this free downloadable book of Pope Francis' prayers and homilies responding to the trial and suffering of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Libreria Editrice Vaticana) See COVID-VATICAN-BOOK April 28, 2020.

Vatican releases book of pope’s homilies, prayers for ‘difficult times’

The Vatican published this free downloadable book of Pope Francis' prayers and homilies responding to the trial and suffering of the coronavirus pandemic. CNS photo/Libreria Editrice Vaticana VATICAN CITY (CNS)…

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Italian bishops demand plan for resuming public Masses
A priest celebrates Easter Mass via livestream from an empty church in San Giorgio Ionico, Italy, April 12, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an April 26 statement, the Italian bishops' conference accused the government of adopting plans to ease the country's COVID-19 lockdown rules in a way that "arbitrarily excludes the possibility of celebrating Mass with the people." (CNS photo/Alessandro Garofalo, Reuters) See COVID-ITALY-MASSES April 27, 2020.

Italian bishops demand plan for resuming public Masses

A priest celebrates Easter Mass via livestream from an empty church in San Giorgio Ionico, Italy, April 12, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an April 26 statement, the Italian…

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Update: Mexican bishops announce ‘families without hunger’ plan during pandemic
A city government worker places a poster with information next to homeless people in Mexico City March 31, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Gustavo Graf, Reuters) See COVID-MEXICO-BISHOPS April 27, 2020.

Update: Mexican bishops announce ‘families without hunger’ plan during pandemic

A city government worker places a poster with information next to homeless people in Mexico City March 31, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. CNS photo/Gustavo Graf, Reuters MEXICO CITY (CNS)…

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Laudato Si’ at five: Dioceses embrace pope’s call for care of the earth
Children plant trees on the feast of St. Francis October 2019 in Indianapolis. Dioceses and other organizations around the world are planning to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical on care for creation with online events and prayers during Laudato Si' Week May 16-24, 2020. (CNS photo/Archdiocese of Indianapolis Creation Care Commission) See IN-DEPTH-LAUDATO-SI-FIVE April 27, 2020.

Laudato Si’ at five: Dioceses embrace pope’s call for care of the earth

Children plant trees on the feast of St. Francis October 2019 in Indianapolis. Dioceses and other organizations around the world are planning to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis'…

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CARA study on new ordinands spots trends worth watching
Children from St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Metairie, La., watch eight ordinands to the priesthood lie prostrate for the litany of the saints at their ordination Mass at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans June 1, 2019. (CNS photo/Frank J. Methe, Clarion Herald) See CARA-ORDINATIONS April 24, 2020.

CARA study on new ordinands spots trends worth watching

Children from St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Metairie, La., watch eight ordinands to the priesthood lie prostrate for the litany of the saints at their ordination Mass at St.…

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Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic
President Donald Trump is seen during the daily coronavirus outbreak task force briefing at the White House in Washington April 24, 2020. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters) See TRUMP-CALL-CATHOLICS April 27, 2020.

Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic

President Donald Trump is seen during the daily coronavirus outbreak task force briefing at the White House in Washington April 24, 2020. CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President…

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