At morning Mass, Pope offers prayers for unemployed
Pope Francis elevates the Eucharist as he celebrates Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican May 11, 2020. The pope prayed for the unemployed as countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-UNEMPLOYED May 11, 2020.

At morning Mass, Pope offers prayers for unemployed

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis offered prayers for the men and women who have been unable…

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Britain says churches can’t open until July; bishops not happy
A person prays at the closed doors of London's Westminster Cathedral on Easter, April 12, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Churches in England and Wales must wait until July before they may reopen under a coronavirus recovery strategy published by the government. (CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters) See BRITAIN-CHURCHES-JULY May 12, 2020.

Britain says churches can’t open until July; bishops not happy

A person prays at the closed doors of London's Westminster Cathedral on Easter, April 12, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Churches in England and Wales must wait until July before…

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Church leaders oppose Israeli plans to annex unilaterally West Bank land
An Israeli soldier guards at the Gush Etzon Settlements junction near Bethlehem, West Bank, May 10, 2020. The settlements in the Gush Etzon region would be included in the proposed annexation plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) See ISRAEL-ANNEX-WEST-BANK May 11, 2020.

Church leaders oppose Israeli plans to annex unilaterally West Bank land

An Israeli soldier guards at the Gush Etzon Settlements junction near Bethlehem, West Bank, May 10, 2020. The settlements in the Gush Etzon region would be included in the proposed…

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Divided court examines if religious schools exempt from discrimination laws
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington May 3, 2020. The court heard arguments May 11 about fired Catholic school teachers where schools said they have a "ministerial exception" to discrimination laws. (CNS photo/Will Dunham, Reuters) See SCOTUS-CATHOLIC-SCHOOLS May 11, 2020.

Divided court examines if religious schools exempt from discrimination laws

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington May 3, 2020. The court heard arguments May 11 about fired Catholic school teachers where schools said they have a "ministerial exception"…

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In Appalachia and Silicon Valley, bishops see good and stark in the pandemic
Bishop John E. Stowe of Lexington, Ky., appears in a computer monitor as he celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in his diocese's nearly empty Cathedral of Christ the King April 5, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bishop Stowe said adapting to running a "virtual" diocese has been "very strange," because his priority as a bishop is visit people in the 50 counties that make up his diocese and the inability to do that because of social distancing measures is "frustrating." (CNS photo/Deacon Skip Olson, courtesy Diocese of Lexington) See IN-DEPTH-VIRTUAL-PROFILES May 8, 2020.

In Appalachia and Silicon Valley, bishops see good and stark in the pandemic

Bishop John E. Stowe of Lexington, Ky., appears in a computer monitor as he celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in his diocese's nearly empty Cathedral of Christ the King April 5,…

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Update: Successful Catholic app adds features to help people cope in pandemic
This is an advertisement for the Catholic app Hallow, which is centered on prayer and meditation. The founders of the app recently added special features to help people cope during the pandemic. (CNS photo/handout via Archdiocese of Chicago) See CATHOLIC-APP-PANDEMIC-COPE April 20, 2020.

Update: Successful Catholic app adds features to help people cope in pandemic

This is an advertisement for the Catholic app Hallow, which is centered on prayer and meditation. The founders of the app recently added special features to help people cope during…

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Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 1: Delayed grief during a pandemic
This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 24. (CNS illustration; photo by Tyler Orsburn) See FAITH-ALIVE 24 May 7, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 1: Delayed grief during a pandemic

This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 24. CNS illustration; photo by Tyler Orsburn Three weeks after her husband died, I called the widow to see how she…

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Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 2: Loss and healing in the age of COVID-19
This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 24. (CNS illustration; photo by Paul Haring) See FAITH-ALIVE 24 May 7, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 2: Loss and healing in the age of COVID-19

This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 24. CNS illustration; photo by Paul Haring Some days, the losses we have sustained from the COVID-19 pandemic seem almost too…

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