Fears that COVID-19 Riots Could Lead to Church Attacks in Niger

Niger’s Christians fear they could be attacked, following violent protests by “fundamentalist Muslim extremists” over COVID-19 bans on public worship. Members of the country’s Christian community have expressed concerns that there will be a repeat of the January 2015...

Caritas Stresses Feeding of Poor in Lebanon During Pandemic

“Our first concern is that nobody must feel hungry, so we will provide the poor with food and medicines; families without any monthly income will come first”, says the director of Caritas Lebanon, Carmelite Fr. Michel Abboud, reporting on the situation in Lebanon at...

A Miraculous Healing and a Mystic from New Jersey

By Michael O’Neill | Note: The story of Michael Mercer’s miraculous healing and Blessed Miriam Teresa’s holy life will be told on They Might Be Saints, airing Friday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, on EWTN.   “Look what I… Read the Whole Article at its...

Kalamazoo bishop urges prayers, support for parishes during coronavirus

CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- Bishop Paul Bradley of Kalamazoo released a pastoral letter Friday encouraging support for parishes during the pandemic, and announcing the diocesan-wide bishop’s appeal would be rescheduled for later in the year. “As I have...

USCCB: Call with Trump was about schools, not campaign

Denver Newsroom, May 5, 2020 / 04:41 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference has responded to charges that it might have knowingly facilitated illegal campaigning by the White House and the campaign of President Donald Trump when it notified Catholic leaders of an...

Bishops urge DOJ to confront the porn industry, protect porn’s victims

CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 04:14 pm (CNA).- With pornographic website traffic spiking while countries remain on lockdown, the bishops of the United States are urging the Justice Department to protect victims of human trafficking and exploitation by enforcing obscenity...

Despite coronavirus, virtual town hall to bring L.A. Catholics together

CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- A Wednesday live stream “virtual town hall” with Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and several Catholic experts aims to hear how Catholics and their families have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and to discuss...

Giving Tuesday: Gifts from Dr. Robert Moynihan

“Deepen your knowledge of Jesus. This ends loneliness, overcomes sadness and uncertainty, gives real meaning to life, curbs passions, exalts ideals, expands energies in charity, brings light into decisive choices. Let Christ be for you the Way, the Truth, and the...

Five die of coronavirus at Jesuit retreat centre

Jesuit Fathers Michael Hawkins, 83, Peter Larisey, 91, Norman Dodge, 92, and Francis Xavier Johnson, 93, as well as George O’Neill, 77, died between April 29 and May 3 at René Goupil House, a Jesuit infirmary neighbouring the Manresa retreat centre. Read the Whole...