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English bishop 'shocked' by permission for at-home medical 2020-03-31 16:01:00London, England, Mar 31, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- The British government’s plans to allow women to have early abortions at home without medical s

Democratic Unionists lament introduction of elective abortion in 2020-03-31 13:48:00CNA Staff, Mar 31, 2020 / 11:48 am (CNA).- Politicians of the Democratic Unionist Party, the leading pro-life party in Northern Ireland, along with ot

Britons rededicate England to the Blessed Virgin Mary 2020-03-30 20:00:00London, England, Mar 30, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- More than half a million people took part Sunday in the rededication of England to Our Lady Sunday, o

UK government reverses policy yet again, will allow 2020-03-30 19:34:00CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2020 / 05:34 pm (CNA).- Amid the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and strict social distancing orders in the United Kin

During coronavirus, German cardinal opens seminary to feed 2020-03-30 14:00:00CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne has opened the archdiocesan seminary to feed and shelter the homele

During coronavirus, Rome's homeless find refuge near the 2020-03-28 16:01:00Rome, Italy, Mar 28, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- Along the edge of Bernini’s colonnade, the semi-circular rows of columns which wrap St. Peter&rsquo

Homeless in Madrid write letters of encouragement to 2020-03-27 16:01:00CNA Staff, Mar 27, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- The residents of a homeless shelter in Madrid run by Diocesan Caritas have written letters of support to pa

Relics of St. Corona will be displayed in 2020-03-27 10:30:00CNA Staff, Mar 27, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- A German cathedral will publicly display the relics of St. Corona, an early Christian martyr, once the COVI

Croatian cardinal: 'We don't know God's plans' after 2020-03-27 03:00:00CNA Staff, Mar 27, 2020 / 01:00 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders in Croatia say they don’t know God’s plans, after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake r

Fr Julian Carron re-elected president of Communion and 2020-03-27 02:01:00CNA Staff, Mar 27, 2020 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Fr. Julian Carron has been re-elected president of Communion and Liberation for another six years. The Cent

UK government to permit elective abortion in N 2020-03-26 15:01:00CNA Staff, Mar 26, 2020 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- The British government has published its legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland, which w

UK groups push for 'emergency contraception' expansion amid 2020-03-25 20:19:00CNA Staff, Mar 25, 2020 / 06:19 pm (CNA).- While the U.K. government has quickly backed away from rules allowing women to complete a medical abortion

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Notre Dame Folk Choir records hymn from isolation New! 2020-04-05 00:00:37Each member of the choir recorded their part from home.

4 Heartwarming amateur music videos that capture the New! 2020-04-05 00:00:32These songs on coronavirus will make you smile.

3 Paintings to meditate on during Holy Week New! 2020-04-05 00:00:26As we all suffer the effects of a global pandemic, let these visual meditations on the crucifixion of Jesus change you.

5 Spiritual communion prayers for when you can’t New! 2020-04-05 00:00:23Here is a brief collection of prayers inviting Jesus to dwell in your heart.

Finding Faith: The donkeys of Palm Sunday New! 2020-04-05 00:00:19Full-sized wooden images of Christ on his humble steed were popular centuries ago.

Spiritually participate in Palm Sunday with this meditation New! 2020-04-05 00:00:12This reflection by St. Andrew of Crete teaches us how to participate in Palm Sunday, no matter where we are.

Meditate on Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, with 2020-04-04 14:28:14Painted in 1497, it is held in the Monastery-Museum of Saint Cyril on the White Lake, in northern Russia.

Meditate on Psalm 22 during Holy Week 2020-04-04 08:00:03"My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?"

What to do when your kids won’t stop 2020-04-04 06:00:19Most siblings will fight sometimes, but here are some tips for when it gets too much.

We’re missing our palms! 2020-04-04 05:27:41Cardinal Dolan offers a small alternative to the flock of New York, hard-hit by COVID-19.

Celebrate Palm Sunday with the pope 11 am 2020-04-04 04:51:04"We will celebrate Holy Week in a truly unusual way"

Pope gives step-by-step of how the devil works 2020-04-04 04:09:20Pope Francis says that when we realize we're in sin, first we must ask pardon. But then, we should reflect on the process that got us here.

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The Case For Drive-In Masses 2020-04-02 16:20:00Most American Catholics no longer have access to public Masses, and may not have access for some time. The bishops’ suspension of public Masses

Meditating on COVID-19 2020-04-02 06:00:00The fifth Sunday of Lent is traditionally known as Passion Sunday. During the two weeks between Passion Sunday and Easter, we are called upon to medit

Coronavirus Diary: New York, April 1 2020-04-02 06:00:00Wednesday . Governor Cuomo has declared victory and lifted the shutdown order! Continue Reading »

Transforming Quarantine Into Retreat 2020-04-01 06:00:00This bruising Lent, in which “fasting” has assumed unprecedented new forms, seems likely to be followed by an Eastertide of further spirit

Coronavirus Diary: New York, March 31 2020-04-01 06:00:00Tuesday. More overcast skies. More cold. Ugh. Spring is being shy. She delays her entrance. Continue Reading »

We Love Big Brother 2020-04-01 06:00:00Good heavens, this is hard to write. To experience a national humiliation and shame is one thing. To describe it is far, far worse. It is like making

Coronavirus Diary: New York, March 30 2020-03-31 06:00:00Monday. I check my phone when I wake up. There’s a text from my wife’s cousin, a doctor who lives a few blocks away. His wife (also a doc

A Quarantine Syllabus for Teenage Boys 2020-03-31 06:00:00Okay, First Things parents. Those of you with adolescent boys at home—you need help. So do I. Continue Reading »

Deaths Delayed 2020-03-31 06:00:00Last week, Pennsylvania state representative Stephanie Borowicz proposed a resolution that called for a day of prayer, fasting, and humiliation. The c

Pope Francis Calls for Repentance 2020-03-30 16:15:00With his extraordinary Urbi et Orbi address on Friday, Pope Francis gave us what are likely to be the defining images of the coronavirus crisis—

Coronavirus Diary: New York, March 28–29 2020-03-30 09:00:00Saturday. No alarm. My wife and I sleep well into the morning. I take Lucy for a long walk through our neighborhood in the drizzling rain. I make a p

Coronavirus and the Cult of Expertise 2020-03-30 06:00:00Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue is best known for two arguments. The first half of the book criticizes the Enlightenment as a project that h

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NY Catholic nursing homes in 'desperate need' of 2020-04-03 19:30:00New York City, N.Y., Apr 3, 2020 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- The threat of the coronavirus has hit nursing homes of the Archdiocese of New York especially hard

New York uses budget bill to legalize commercial 2020-04-03 19:00:00CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The state of New York legalized commercial surrogacy as part of a budget bill passed on April 3. The law was

'Catholics for Trump' launches with online broadcast 2020-04-03 18:00:00Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The “Catholics for Trump” coalition was officially launched on Thursday evening in an onli

Supreme Court delays Little Sisters of the Poor 2020-04-03 17:30:00Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court announced Friday that oral arguments in the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor h

Coronavirus brings crackdown on house churches in China 2020-04-03 17:00:00CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Communist authorities in China are using efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic to step up enforce

Cardinal Turkson brings rosaries to Rome hospital treating 2020-04-03 16:00:00Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Peter Turkson visited Rome’s largest hospital on Friday, encouraging staff and handing out

'In the risen Jesus, life conquered death,' Pope 2020-04-03 15:30:00Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis on Friday sent a video message to Catholics around the world, urging them amid the global co

Coronavirus crisis cannot justify discrimination, bishops say 2020-04-03 15:00:00Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The coronavirus pandemic does not justify abandoning medical ethics, the United States Conference of C

In Japan, Church finds 16 cases of child 2020-04-03 13:39:00CNA Staff, Apr 3, 2020 / 11:39 am (CNA).- A Japanese news agency reported Thursday that an investigation by the country's bishops' conference has fo

Analysis: Policy and pastoral leadership in a time 2020-04-03 12:49:00Washington D.C., Apr 3, 2020 / 10:49 am (CNA).- Across the U.S., and around the world, bishops are struggling to adjust to the pastoral emergency whic

Bergamo bishop: In coronavirus, churches as mortuaries an 2020-04-03 12:01:00Rome, Italy, Apr 3, 2020 / 10:01 am (CNA).- The bishop at the epicenter of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak has said churches are serving as makeshi

Vatican extends lockdown measures through Easter Monday 2020-04-03 11:00:00Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Holy See has extended its lockdown measures through April 13, the Monday of the Octave of Easter, in

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Thoughts on Penance 2020-04-01 05:00:00Penance is witnessing the incivility and hatred in our “civil” society. The language of intolerance on both sides of the political sp

The Secularization of the Church in Our Midst 2020-03-31 05:00:00Sadly, one of the most obvious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the extent to which the institutional Church has been secularized. Many are fa

Toilet Paper and the Human Intellect, Part 2 2020-03-29 09:49:40Part 1 of this essay began by noting the strange but amusing behavior of many Americans to the Coronavirus—rushing out and buying toilet paper.

Untie Him and Let Him Go 2020-03-28 06:01:20Once again, let me remind all of us that the one being raised from the dead is not Lazarus any more (cf. John 11:1-45) but any one of us who migh

The Greatest Bailout 2020-03-27 05:00:00In Mark’s Gospel (14:22-26), we read about the Institution of the Lord’s Supper. There, in the Upper Room, Jesus took bread, blessed and b

Lenten Advice from the Desert Fathers 2020-03-26 04:00:00In his message for this year’s Lent Pope Francis said: “It is good to contemplate more deeply the paschal mystery through which God’

Paycheck to Paycheck 2020-03-25 05:00:00Roughly half, at least 46% of households in the United States today, cannot come up with $400 in cash for an emergency. They would have to put th

Toilet Paper and the Human Intellect 2020-03-22 11:41:21If an explorer from another galaxy happened to visit the U.S. within the last few weeks, she would surely have been puzzled at one public reaction to

Seeing Ourselves and Others—In the Light 2020-03-21 05:43:22On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Jesus (John 9:1-41) reveals the possible hidden tragedy of self-delusion. “Surely we are not also blind, are we?&r

Tough Times Ahead 2020-03-20 06:00:00I am not looking forward to the post “coronavirus times” as the difficult decisions we are making now are sowing the seeds for some very d

Let’s Focus on Margins 2020-03-18 18:00:00Economics is the study of scarcity. In economics a major focus is on margins. Specifically, our decision making with regard to scarcity has

COVID-19: God’s Invitation 2020-03-18 16:00:00As we all watch our normal world massively slow down it dawned on me. This is happening during Lent. Coincidence? I think not. God is calling us all t

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Cardinal Pell, the Living Martyr 2020-04-03 03:10:33A cardinal, a Prince of the Church, remains locked up in a small cell, separated from all, locked in, and without access to the sacraments. No, this i

Hard Lessons from Great Literature in a Time 2020-04-03 03:00:20We are living in very confused and confusing times. The pestilence is upon us and many of us find ourselves in lockdown, under house arrest, and, if w

Cyrus Habib and the Jesuits: Birds of a 2020-04-02 03:10:19Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State followed in the steps of New York and California to issue a statewide stay-at-home order, effective March

Teaching on COVID Time 2020-04-02 03:00:20England declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, just two days after the Nazis invaded Poland. It became a live question, with the Michaelmas ter

This Isn’t Our First Plague 2020-04-01 03:10:50Christendom has seen a plague or two in its day. On more than one occasion a worse pestilence than that which we now face has plunged the West into ch

Fear God. Honor the President 2020-04-01 03:00:24In early March, several players on the World Series championship team the Washington Nationals—Ryan Zimmerman, Trea Turner, Kurt Suzuki, Patrick

In Defense of Saint Corona 2020-03-31 03:10:32There are only two kinds of people who seem to relish a national emergency: busybodies and buzzkills. Both take it as their life’s work to prove

Death by Identity Politics 2020-03-31 03:00:12There’s nothing like a catastrophe to show us what it is that we worship. The past few weeks have further proven that many Americans believe the

Retreat and Engage: Towards a Conservatism for the 2020-03-30 03:10:15Christians are in uncharted political territory. Once a formidable force in our politics, the Religious Right is now effectively irrelevant, undermine

Louisiana Supreme Court Case Shows Abortion Clinics to 2020-03-30 03:00:25To those who think that legal abortion means safe abortion, think again. The Supreme Court is currently contemplating important questions su

The World Must Come to Walsingham 2020-03-27 03:10:21This face, for centuries a memory, Non est species, neque decor, Expressionless, expresses God: it goes Past castled Sion. She knows what God knows, N

Be England Thy Dowry 2020-03-27 03:00:37Almost 700 years ago, King Richard II dedicated England as the “Dowry of Mary.” On March 29, 2020, England will be rededicated to Mary. In

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Trump campaign kicks off Catholic voter outreach project 2020-04-03 15:09:14President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is ramping up its courtship of Catholic voters ahead of a likely November matchup against a devout Catho

Pope's favorability ratings move up from their 2018 2020-04-03 13:37:15Pope Francis' favorability ratings among Americans of virtually all stripes are up from their low in 2018, according to a report released April 3 by

USCCB president calls for national moment of prayer 2020-04-03 13:22:26Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited U.S. Catholics to join him on Good Friday,

Video: Reporting from Lockdown 2020-04-03 11:05:00Watch: NCR correspondents Heidi Schlumpf and Joshua J. McElwee explain how the coronavirus pandemic has changed their lives, their reporting and

State of the sacraments clarified in Chicago 2020-04-03 10:37:35The Chicago Archdiocese made clear that its guidelines did not pertain to emergency baptism: They did not supersede church law that permits any person

Pope encourages Catholics to contemplate 'seven sorrows' of 2020-04-03 10:04:41On the Friday before Holy Week, Pope Francis asked people to keep a long tradition of Catholic piety by focusing on "the suffering and sorrows of Our

4/3 Coronavirus Tracker: Sisters keep community, Trump sows 2020-04-03 05:14:46Welcome to NCR's Coronavirus Tracker, where you can find the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic as it relates to the Catholic Church and othe

Copy Desk Daily, April 3, 2020 2020-04-03 04:00:00NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights the latest news and opinion that have crossed copy editors' desks, on the way to readers.

Your thoughts on Jamie Manson's columns, voting with 2020-04-03 04:00:00Your thoughts: February was forever ago, right? Below are a sampling of letters written by NCR readers in the month of February 2020.

History warns us: Crises like COVID-19 can give 2020-04-03 04:00:00Distinctly Catholic: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." The spirit of this quote has been resurrected as our political leaders t

Humans are resilient, let us trust ourselves and 2020-04-03 04:00:00Commentary: Resilience does not mean we are undisturbed or unharmed. It means we are not defined by or limited to our suffering. We are bigger than ou

The church after coronavirus: new understandings of social 2020-04-03 04:00:00Social service and emergency care providers are pressed to find new ways to address people's needs in a time of health care crisis around the world.

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