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Coronavirus Essentials: How the Church Is Applying Public-Health Directives

Editor's Note: This article originally ran March 26, 2020.  One-quarter of the population on planet Earth is living under some kind of state of emergency or lockdown, advised — or mandated — not to leave home except for “essential” services. It...

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40 Days Under Quarantine: Pro-Life Vigils Suspended Due to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The pro-life ministry 40 Days for Life may have ended its public vigils outside abortion clinics, but it is urging its members to still pray and fast for an end to abortion. “The contemplative always has to come before the...

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TV Picks 03.29.20

Editor's Note: EWTN programming is subject to change in light of the coronavirus crisis;  the latest Vatican information is below, based on March 27 news from the Vatican. Please see EWTN.com for the most up-to-date information.   SUNDAY,...

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Home Video Picks & Passes 03.29.20

The Hunt For Red October (1990) — PICK Knives Out (2019) — PICK It’s an all-star week of home video picks. Fans of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown, rejoice! One of last year’s best films, Rian Johnson’s...

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Jesus Wept: The Role of Mourning in the Christian life

Sunday, March 29, is the Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A). Mass readings: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130:1-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 And Jesus wept.  These three words have the distinction of comprising the shortest verse in the entire Bible....

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Croatian Cardinal: ‘We Don't Know God's Plans’ After Earthquake, Coronavirus

ZAGREB, Croatia — Catholic leaders in Croatia say they don’t know God’s plans, after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Croatian capital of Zagreb the morning of March 22, causing dozens of injuries and at least one death. It was the strongest...

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Bethlehem’s Catholic Maternity Hospital Hit Hard by Holy Land Coronavirus Lockdown

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The coronavirus has wreaked unprecedented havoc globally, and Bethlehem, the birthplace of the Redeemer, has not been spared. A Catholic hospital devoted to caring for mothers and babies in the city is struggling to keep...

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St. Corona Relics Will Be Displayed in German Cathedral, But After Coronvirus

AACHEN, Germany — A German cathedral will publicly display the relics of St. Corona, an early Christian martyr, once the COVID-19 outbreak has ended in the country.  The Catholic cathedral in the city of Aachen, western Germany, was already...

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Pope Francis Will Offer Easter Liturgies in St. Peter's Basilica With No Public

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place inside St. Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public, the Vatican announced...

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Letters 03.29.20

Smearing Cardinal Sarah Relevant to recent reporting on the controversy over Cardinal Robert Sarah’s new book and those who criticized Cardinal Sarah: The despicable slandering, smears and outright lies about Cardinal Robert Sarah is a disgrace...