Virus halts Guadalupe processions, but not other ways to safely celebrate feast
Archbishop JosÈ H. Gomez of Los Angeles pays tribute to a portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe during the 89th procession and Mass Dec. 6, 2020, at the Mission San Gabriel in Los Angeles honoring St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast day is Dec. 12. (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Angelus)

Virus halts Guadalupe processions, but not other ways to safely celebrate feast

Huge celebrations in Los Angeles and Houston have been canceled; faithful are encouraged to participate in virtual events.

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Pope proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph
A crucifix and a statue of St. Joseph are seen as Pope Francis leads his general audience at the Vatican in this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo. In a Dec. 8 apostolic letter, Pope Francis proclaimed a yearlong celebration dedicated to St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph

Proclamation marks 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared patron of the universal Church

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David Glascoe finds rewards in diverse opportunities to serve others
David Glascoe will retire at the end of December 2020 after working for the Diocese of Nashville for more than 40 years. His last role is as chief executive officer of Mary, Queen of Angels Assisted Living Facility. He also oversees Villa Maria Manor and other diocesan corporations.

David Glascoe finds rewards in diverse opportunities to serve others

Forty-year career with the Diocese of Nashville will come to an end at the close of 2020

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Pope plans to visit Iraq in March
Pope Francis greets Iraqi President Barham Salih at the Vatican Jan. 25, 2020. The Vatican has confirmed Pope Francis will visit Iraq March 5-8. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope plans to visit Iraq in March

It will be the first ever papal visit Iraq, and news of the trip gives Chaldean Catholics “huge hope,” according to Iraqi Cardinal.

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Pro-life physician-led groups weigh in on development of COVID-19 vaccines
A dose of the COVID-19 vaccination made by Pfizer and BioNTech is administered in this undated handout photo. (CNS photo/BioNTech SE 2020 handout via Reuters)

Pro-life physician-led groups weigh in on development of COVID-19 vaccines

Groups call for "assurances of safety, efficacy and a full commitment to uncompromised ethical development" of vaccines by pharmaceutical companies.

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Nations must work together to address pandemic’s challenges, cardinal says
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is pictured in a screenshot from video addressing a special session of U.N. General Assembly on COVID-19 response. (CNS screenshot/YouTube)

Nations must work together to address pandemic’s challenges, cardinal says

World must give greater attention to the poor, fairly distribute ethical vaccines

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