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How Sacred Scripture Influenced St. Thérèse’s ‘Little Way’

St. Thérèse is often remembered as a young Carmelite nun in France and as someone who sometimes sends roses to those who ask for her prayers. As beloved as she is, she did not start a new order, she wasn’t a missionary, and she had no renowned...

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What Monks Can Teach Us About Death

A TIME TO DIE Monks on the Threshold of Eternal Life By Nicolas Diat; Cardinal Robert Sarah (Foreword) Ignatius, 2019 180 pages, $17.95 To order: ignatius.com or (800) 651-1531     When death is talked about, if it is talked about at all,...

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Pope Francis Prays for Everyone Going Hungry Because of Coronavirus

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed Saturday for everyone who is going hungry, or who will go hungry, because of the coronavirus pandemic. “In recent days, in some parts of the world, there have been consequences – some consequences – of the...

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Pastor in Brooklyn is First Catholic Priest in US Known to Die of Coronavirus

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A Brooklyn parish announced the death of its pastor, Fr. Jorge Ortiz-Garay, who died of coronavirus at approximately 6 p.m Friday evening. The priest is the first in the U.S. known to have died from the virus. Journalist Rocco...

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Bishop ‘Suspends’ Sacramental Anointing While Rescinding Controversial Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After rescinding a controversial policy concerning sacramental anointing of the sick, the bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts told priests Friday afternoon that anointing of the sick is “suspended” within the Diocese of...

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First ISIS, Then Iran: How Iran Terrorizes Some Iraqi Catholics

In the chaos of the last few weeks of news from the Middle East, you’d be forgiven for missing a smaller, more routine story. On Jan. 20, three French nationals and one Iraqi Catholic went missing in Baghdad. In itself, disappearances, which...

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EWTN CEO Vows to Continue Providing Spiritual Resources Amid Coronavirus

As Catholic dioceses suspend public Masses all over the United States in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, EWTN will continue to broadcast Mass, Michael Warsaw, EWTN chairman of the board and CEO, said Thursday during an...

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#iGiveCatholic Together: New Online Tool Aids Donations in Light of Coronavirus

NEW ORLEANS — The #iGiveCatholic campaign started five years ago as a way to get parishes, dioceses, schools and ministries connected to Catholics who wished to donate to worthy causes on Giving Tuesday. But with the coronavirus pandemic...

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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Dioceses Permit Meat on Fridays During Lent

BOSTON, Mass. — Several dioceses across the United States have dispensed Catholics from the canonical requirement to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in certain food items becoming difficult...

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Abortion Groups Challenge Texas’ Coronavirus-Driven Elective Surgery Ban

DALLAS, Texas — Texas has said that elective surgeries, including abortions, must halt to free up medical supplies for the response to the coronavirus, but pro-abortion rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the order on behalf of the...