Politics & Society News
The Mexican government has defended its policies, saying that its robust health surveillance system gives it a good idea of how the epidemic is evolving and that health experts are charting the country's fight against the virus.
Faith News
Outreach efforts continue in large part, but with creative twists, according to Catholic Charities affiliates and other church-run social service agencies throughout the United States.
A camp in Matamoros, Mexico, for migrants from Central America seeking asylum in the United States. Photo taken on Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kathleen BonnetteApril 01, 2020
The coronavirus poses a new threat to asylum seekers in detention centers and in crowded camps, writes Kathleen Bonnette of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Politics & Society News
In Buenos Aires, the local Catholic Church is doing what it can to help its flock during the coronavirus crisis.
Politics & Society News
Catholic senior living facilities are taking aggressive measures to protect residents from coronavirus.
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleApril 01, 2020
In this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” the hosts cover how Pope Francis and other Vatican leaders are making a concerted effort to draw people’s attention to the major ethical questions arising from the coronavirus pandemic.
People wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center on March 17 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaMarch 31, 2020
Ms. Aguila and her husband are undocumented immigrants, but their children are U.S. citizens. If the children catch the coronavirus, she said, they will have health care. But as far as her husband and herself, Ms. Aguila said their only plan is just to not get sick.
A medical worker in a protective suit treats a coronavirus patient in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital in Rome March 24, 2020. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 31, 2020
“The situation continues to be very, very difficult in the hospitals of northern Italy because of the lack of intensive care units,” Dr. Renata Ghelardi said, reporting that the hospital system in Bergamo “is in a state of collapse.”
The science fair in December (photo courtesy of Xavier Micronesia).
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMarch 31, 2020
Father Baker, president of Xavier High School in Micronesia, knew how strongly the school featured in the lives of his students, but he was not prepared for the reaction after he called students together and shared the bad news that the school was ending early.
Faith News
Throughout the United States, thousands of women religious took on nursing duties in hospitals or clinics and went into private homes to offer food, medicine, comfort and even housecleaning to families affected by the Spanish flu.
Politics & Society News
Indians in several states said the situation has been exacerbated by poor preparation by state governments and conflicting messages from central and state governments.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceMarch 31, 2020
He died at Wyckoff Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn from complications related to the coronavirus and is believed to be the first Catholic priest in the United States to die as a result of COVID-19.
Faith News
Parishioners are taking part in phone trees, calling to check on vulnerable members of the parish. Others are donating grocery store gift cards to help families in need.
Faith Features
Colleen DulleMarch 31, 2020
While this physical separation from our parish communities is only temporary, it has real spiritual implications.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMarch 30, 2020
Father Langan's research and writing widely explored the just-war theory and its application to questions surrounding issues such as nuclear armaments, terrorism, the U.S.-led war in Iraq, and the Syrian civil war.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceMarch 30, 2020
The Diocese of Bergamo, also in Lombardy, has set aside 50 single rooms with bathrooms in the diocesan seminary for doctors and nurses coming to help from outside the region.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMarch 30, 2020
In his statement, the archbishop said he expects the federal government to adopt another measure to respond to the worsening economic crisis as unemployment claims continue to increase.
Politics & Society News
Groups such as the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd argue that if there's a time to help those seeking shelter, it's now.
Faith News
The pandemic does not represent God's wrath, because the disease affects most frequently and tragically the weakest and most vulnerable -- the very people God loves and cares for the most.
Faith Faith in Focus
Ricky ManaloMarch 30, 2020
I have traveled all over the world, yet I have never felt the need to hide my ethnicity until now, in my own hometown, New York City.