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Gomez: 'Where is God in this pandemic? Where there is love, there is God'

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Here is a column titled "Love in a time without hugs" by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez published online March 24 in Angelus, the media arm of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The archbishop, who is the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, writes a weekly column in Angelus, called "New World of Faith."

Across Europe, churches offer empty facilities to help fight COVID-19

OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Catholic dioceses and religious orders across Europe are offering to turn church facilities into spaces needed for health care or housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Distraught, determined Little Sisters of the Poor cope with coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del. (CNS) -- Mother Margaret Regina Halloran was doing her best to fight back tears in the early morning of March 27, but she wasn't really winning the struggle.

COVID-19 is not God's judgment, but a call to live differently, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.

During pandemic, priests work to bridge distance between deceased, family

ROME (CNS) -- When Father Mario Carminati went to bless the remains of one of his parishioners, he called the deceased man's daughter on WhatsApp so they could pray together.

Cardinal OKs meat on Fridays for remainder of Lent

BRAINTREE -- As the people of Massachusetts find themselves under a stay-at-home advisory and are being urged limits trips outside -- even to the grocery store -- Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley has lifted the obligation for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Boston to abstain from meat on Fridays for the remainder of Lent.

Catholic entities expect to receive aid under emergency relief bill

CLEVELAND (CNS) -- Catholic hospitals, parish schools and charitable agencies are among the entities hoping to receive partial relief under a massive $2.2 trillion emergency aid package unanimously approved by the Senate in response to the crippling new coronavirus.

On Annunciation, dozens of bishops dedicate their nations to Mary

Church leaders around the world used the feast of the Annunciation March 25 to entrust their nations to Mary and Jesus.

Older Catholics reflect on pandemic's effect on faith life, how they cope

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- Early in the coronavirus pandemic, even before Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland canceled public Masses, the advice came that Catholics 60 and older should stay away from liturgies.

Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St. Corona

BONN, Germany (CNS) -- She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St. Corona.