Maine priest encourages 'Pine Sunday' where there are no palms

Portland, Maine, Mar 31, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- With public Masses cancelled across the United States, ahead of Palm Sunday this weekend, some Maine Catholics are being encouraged to adopt a substitute devotional practice: pine branches.  Traditionally, Catholics...

Snakes & Stones

Lenten Reconciliation Service, Wednesday April 1, 7 PM from St. Mary’s Holy Family Church in Kensington. Read the Whole Article at its Original Source

10 Spiritual Counsels in a Time of Coronavirus

By Fr. Timothy Gallagher | 1. This trial is a spiritual opportunity. Many holy men and women found God more deeply in time of loss, pain and struggle. Live this time as a special opportunity for… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

The Catch-22 of Identity Politics

By Anna Abbott | This January, Yale University announced it would be canceling its art history course, claiming it was “too white, too male, too Western, too heterosexual.” Art history was deemed offensive, and rather than… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Online Catholic Music Festival Comforts Quarantined Faithful

By Solène Tadié | As more and more countries have entered a lockdown period, depriving millions of Catholics worldwide of the Holy Eucharist, local parishes and Catholic associations are displaying a wealth of inventiveness to… Read the Whole Article at its...

How college students can spend their time during the coronavirus

Denver, Colo., Mar 31, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The coronavirus pandemic has led colleges across the country to close their dorms, and offer classes online. As students return home with time on their hands, Catholics involved in campus ministry have offered advice on...

Coronavirus and Gratitude to God

By Angelo Stagnaro | What in God’s name are we to be thankful for in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic? It turns out, a great deal. Are you alive and enjoying this particularly enlightening article? Thank God! If not,… Read the Whole Article at its...

Tragedy, Contingency, and a Deeper Sense of God

I have lived in Santa Barbara, California for the past four years. In that brief time, my neighbors and I have experienced a number of real tragedies. Just over two years ago, the terrible Thomas […] Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Indian bishop condemns 'shocking' disinfectant spray of migrant workers

CNA Staff, Mar 31, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- A bishop in India has condemned the spraying of migrant workers and their children with disinfectant, after a video posted to Twitter showed public health authorities doing exactly that. The video was posted to Twitter...

Bishop ‘shocked’ by permission for at-home medical abortions

The British government’s plans to allow women to have early abortions at home without medical supervision during the coronavirus crisis will “further endanger women”, a bishop has said. Bishop John Sherrington said he was “shocked” by the move, which the government...