THE PULLEY – by George Herbert

THE PULLEY When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by, “Let us,” said He, “pour on him all we can; Let the world’s riches, which dispersed lie, Contract into a span.” So strength first made a way; Then beauty...

Nautical ministry helps abused Filipino sailors amid coronavirus

Glasgow, Scotland, Apr 1, 2020 / 05:33 pm (CNA).- Last year, a maritime charity rescued a group of migrant workers from an abusive situation aboard a fishing vessel in Scotland. The men recently returned home, but the non-profit continues to provide aid in the face of...

Vatican approves ‘Mass in time of pandemic’

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special “Mass in the Time of Pandemic” to plead for God’s mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Boise bishop bans 'ad orientem' Masses in new liturgical instruction

Denver, Colo., Apr 1, 2020 / 04:34 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Boise told priests last month that Mass in the diocese should not be celebrated in the ad orientem posture, and that material from “independent websites” is not appropriate for religious instruction. “I am...

Madrid’s Prisons: The Value of Companionship in Extreme Conditions

The coronavirus crisis isn’t just sanitary and economic. It also attacks indirectly groups with certain social vulnerabilities, where it causes psychological and spiritual imbalances. Unfortunately, it’s the case that prisoners are living these days. In the...

Catholic Agencies at Forefront of Covonavirus Battle in Australia

The Catholic Church is inviting its various agencies across the country to consider what facilities could be made available to support national efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the community. “The Catholic hospital and aged care network are at the...

From Syria with Love, Prayers, and Solidarity

AN intrepid nun, who coordinates emergency relief in Syria, has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by sending a message of prayer and solidarity to friends and benefactors of a leading Catholic charity. In an audio message (below) sent arch 27, 2020, Sister Annie...

Did China use slave labor to keep factories open during coronavirus?

Washington D.C., Apr 1, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Chinese authorities have been accused of forcing Muslim Uyghurs to work in factories as the coronavirus pandemic spread in the country. One religious freedom expert told CNA that the Communist government could be...