Longing and caution: Not everyone in Italy is ready to return to Mass
Father Davide Carbonaro, pastor of the Rome's Santa Maria in Campitelli parish, distributes Communion to a religious sister May 18, 2020, the first day Masses with a congregation were allowed after the COVID-19 lockdown. Father Carbonaro told Catholic News Service he had been longing to celebrate with a congregation again, because "a pastor without his parishioners -- obviously, something essential is missing." (CNS photo/Stefano Dal Pozzolo) See VATICAN-LETTER-ITALY-MASSES June 10, 2020.

Longing and caution: Not everyone in Italy is ready to return to Mass

Father Davide Carbonaro, pastor of the Rome's Santa Maria in Campitelli parish, distributes Communion to a religious sister May 18, 2020, the first day Masses with a congregation were allowed…

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Prayer is a ‘fight’ with God, pope says at audience
Pope Francis leads his weekly general audience from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican June 10, 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the audience is being livestreamed without the presence of pilgrims and tourists. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-AUDIENCE-PRAYER-FIGHT of June 10, 2020.

Prayer is a ‘fight’ with God, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- True prayer is a "fight" with God in which those who think they are strong are humbled and faced with the reality of their own mortal…

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Scholars: Health, wealth both integral to society’s managing of pandemic
Panelists are seen during a June 2, 2020, discussion about the coronavirus economic response. Pictured are Jesuit Father Paul McNelis, who holds the Robert Bendheim chair in economic and financial policy at Fordham University; Mary Hirschfeld, associate professor of economics and theology at Villanova University; Joseph Capizzi, moral theology professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington; Michael Le Chevallier, associate director at Lumen Christi Institute; and Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, a physician and professor of biomedical ethics at Georgetown University. (CNS photo/courtesy Laura Ieraci) See WEBINAR-LESSONS-LOCKDOWN June 9, 2020.

Scholars: Health, wealth both integral to society’s managing of pandemic

Panelists are seen during a June 2, 2020, discussion about the coronavirus economic response. Pictured are Jesuit Father Paul McNelis, who holds the Robert Bendheim chair in economic and financial…

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First chance to receive Eucharist at Mass in months leaves some in tears
Parishioners at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Scarborough, Maine, return to public Mass for the first time since mid-March. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Portland) See PUBLIC-MASSES-RETURN-ROUNDUP June 9, 2020.

First chance to receive Eucharist at Mass in months leaves some in tears

PORTLAND, Maine (CNS) -- A parish priest in Bangor, Maine, said he saw many Massgoers "in tears" as they took holy Communion for the first time in close to three…

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Faith Alive, No. 28, Part 1: Returning to Mass: Unexpectedly familiar moments
This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 28. (CNS illustration; photo by Katie Rutter) See FAITH-ALIVE 28 June 4, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 28, Part 1: Returning to Mass: Unexpectedly familiar moments

This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 28. CNS illustration; photo by Katie Rutter. The first weekend of quarantine, my husband and I decided we were not going…

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Faith Alive, No. 28, Part 2: Church reopenings during pandemic underscore the need for community
This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 28. (CNS illustration; photo by Gregory A. Shemitz) See FAITH-ALIVE 28 June 4, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 28, Part 2: Church reopenings during pandemic underscore the need for community

This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 28. CNS illustration; photo by Gregory A. Shemitz. St. John XXIII Parish is 15 years old this summer. I have been…

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