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President Trump: Churches should reopen 'right now'

Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 CNA.- President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.”

Hebda: Pastoral need, not politics, and religious liberty prompt opening

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) -- Representing the bishops of Minnesota, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis met with Gov. Tim Walz May 21 and they met again May 22 following the bishops' decision to resume public Masses at one-third capacity despite the governor's executive order capping faith-based gatherings at 10 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Ut Unum Sint' at 25: Learning to recognize, welcome others' gifts

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Twenty-five years ago, St. John Paul II's encyclical on ecumenism, "Ut Unum Sint," put the papal seal of approval on a shift in the Catholic Church's approach to the search for Christian unity.

Italy: Study shows increase in prayer, religious fervor amid pandemic

ROME (CNS) -- The uncertainty and restrictive measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic caused an increase in prayers and religious fervor in Italy, a recent study said.

Pro-lifers say Planned Parenthood must return $80 million in PPP funds

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The head of National Right to Life and other pro-life leaders criticized Planned Parenthood affiliates for applying for and receiving funds under the Paycheck Protection Program, created by Congress to provide relief for small businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

Food for those in need includes cookies baked by award-winning Capuchin

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington provided 800 prepared meals and 800 boxes of groceries to needy families May 19 during a massive distribution at the parking lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

Panelists admit sacramental life is hard without the dimension of touch

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a "touchless" environment spawned by the coronavirus pandemic, living out the church's sacramental life is tough without the element of touch: the reception of the Eucharist, the baptism with water, the laying on of hands, the anointing with oil.


NEW YORK (CNS) -- Baby boomers may remember whiling away their Saturday mornings, beginning in 1969, by watching the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!"

From Cardinal Seán's blog

On Sunday, Msgr. Kevin O'Leary and I celebrated our regular weekly television Mass. Of course, this past Sunday was Mother's Day, and so we offered the Mass for all mothers, living and deceased and in a particular way for birthmothers who were courageous enough to entrust their child to an adoptive family and the mothers of those adoptive families.

Cardinal celebrates baccalaureate Mass for high school grads

BOSTON -- On May 17, CatholicTV broadcasted a Mass in honor of the over 3,000 students graduating from the 29 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston who are unable to have in-person commencement ceremonies due to restrictions during the pandemic.