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God Bless Texas (and Us All) During the COVID-19 Quarantine

By Stacy Trasancos | When people ask me how we’re doing during the COVID-19 quarantine, I find myself blurting out, “We’re still standing!” I may be listening to too much Elton John, but by that statement I mean that we are...

Costa Rican Bishop Disappointed in Legalization of Gay Marriage

By Aci Prensa/CNA. | SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica — A Costa Rican bishop has warned that although same-sex marriage has been legalized in the country, the Catholic Church will continue to proclaim the truth...

Maryland County Bans Eucharist in Church Reopening Order

By Christine Rousselle/CNA. | WASHINGTON, D.C. — An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order...

Where Jesus Walked: Franciscans Guard the Grace of the Holy Places

By Kevin Di Camillo | 1. How did the Franciscans become the custodians of the Holy Land? Father Peter Vasko: It was through the intervention of Bishop Guido of Assisi in late 1209 that St. Francis had the opportunity to speak...

World on Fire: How Tolkien and Lewis Responded to War and Its Horrors

By Joseph Pearce | The 20th century was the bloodiest century in human history. It was characterized by two world wars, which killed collectively between 70-100 million people, and a Cold War which potentially could have killed...

Is Indifference to the Poor Mortally Sinful?

By E. Christian Brugger | Q. Is it a mortal sin when I don’t help homeless people I see on the street? I work in a city where I see homeless people a lot. Recently, I saw a homeless woman I’ve seen a few times and felt the urge...

Death Comes Quietly for a Pius XII Persecutor

By Paul Kengor | The playwright who persecuted Pope Pius XII, who bears much responsibility for perpetuating the scandalous image of Pius as “Hitler’s Pope,” died in Germany on May 13. Rolf Hochhuth...

Peter Seewald’s ‘Spiritual and Historical Journey’ With the Pope Emeritus

By Edward Pentin | In writing his definitive and monumental new work on Benedict XVI, biographer Peter Seewald discovered “countless” new elements to the pope emeritus’ life and character, including that...

43% of US Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes

By Matt Hadro/CNA. | WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report on Tuesday says that more than 40% of deaths from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States have occurred in nursing homes or...

‘For Better or Worse,’ ‘In Sickness and Health,’ From Day One

By Fr. Roger Landry | “I promise to be faithful to you, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love you and to honor you all the days of my life.” On the day of their wedding, most couples make those vows...