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Several Catholic colleges will require COVID-19 vaccinations in fall

By Carol Zimmerman WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Catholic colleges grapple with how to reopen in the fall, many are already saying they will require their...

Are increased vaccinations a genuine sign of hope this Easter?

By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — It’s been said before, in different ways, in different contexts: “the beginning of the end,” “light at the end of...

Joining Catholic Church amid pandemic is ‘courageous choice,’ says priest

By Jai Agnish NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) — At parishes across the Archdiocese of Newark, the Easter Vigil will mark a significant milestone for catechumens ready...

Birmingham Diocese Helping 60 Families After Spring Tornadoes

by Dennis Sadowski Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, is working with at least 60 families whose homes sustained damage in a spring...

Memorial Mass Recalls Those Lost to COVID-19, Offers Solace for Mourners

By Beth Griffin BRONX, N.Y. (CNS) — As names of their loved ones lost to COVID-19 were read from the altar at St. John-Visitation Church,...

Bishops: Relief Will Help Many; Lack of Hyde Protections ‘nconscionable’

By Julie Asher WASHINGTON (CNS) — The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law March 11 by President Joe Biden, will provide relief...

Catholic Scholars: Any Available COVID-19 Vaccine is Morally Acceptable

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A group of prominent Catholic scholars said they believe it is morally acceptable for anyone to receive any of the COVID-19...

Can St. Joseph Sell a House? Skip Burying Statue, Priests Say

By Maria Wiering ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — The folklore is well known: Need to sell a house? Bury a statue of St. Joseph in...

Many Texas Parishes to Keep Face Masks, Even with Mandate Lifted

By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many Catholic parishes in Texas will continue to ask parishioners to wear face masks and will limit capacity for...

Bishop Rhoades: Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Can Be Used in Good Conscience

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a new video, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine reiterated that use of the Johnson & Johnson...
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