People watch television at a home in Cisternino, Italy, as Pope Francis gives his extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 27, 2020. The blessing was livestreamed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Alessandro Garofalo, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 27, 2020
Pope Francis: This moment in history is “a time to choose what matters in life and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others.”
Arts & Culture Film
One hundred years after the birth of cinema, the Vatican released a commemorative list of 45 great films. Now, 25 years later, America Media is here to expand the Vatican’s list with the most groundbreaking, impressive and beautiful films released since 1995.
 Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican March 27, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 27, 2020
The Vatican explained that these adjustments are due to “the extraordinary situation” caused by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Faith Faith in Focus
Gus HardyMarch 27, 2020
Returning home from school for the last time would not be easy for many.
People wearing protective gear wait in line to be tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outside Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens borough of New York City March 25, 2020. (CNS photo/Stefan Jeremiah, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
The roughly 2,500 Catholic hospital chaplains ministering in the United States are integrated into the medical teams at many hospitals, and they are responding to the chaos engendered by the coronavirus crisis in various ways.
Faith Podcasts
Tucker Redding, S.J.March 27, 2020
Tucker Redding, S.J. guides listeners through contemplative prayer in this 10-part mini-series "Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer."
Faith News
The papal almoner's office announced March 26 that the pope was donating 30 ventilators to "hospitals in the areas most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Politics & Society News
The Right to Life organization called upon the politicians of Northern Ireland, the majority of whom are pro-life, to repeal the "extreme change to the law" at the earliest opportunity.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Pope FrancisMarch 27, 2020
Pope Francis delivered an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi address to pray for the end of the coronavirus.
Politics & Society News
The bill includes $180 billion in health care spending, designating $100 billion for hospitals and care providers that are the hardest hit in responding to the coronavirus since the first U.S. case of the illness was confirmed Jan. 20.
Faith News
With funerals forbidden nationwide, these ministers are also offering blessings and a dignified temporary place of rest before the departed's ultimate burial.
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalMarch 27, 2020
An interview with Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky.
Faith Faith in Focus
Kerry WeberMarch 26, 2020
Politics & Society News
In Syria, an open-ended nightly curfew took effect Wednesday at 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT). State TV showed police patrolling the empty streets of Damascus and other main cities.
Politics & Society News
In the United States, where deaths passed 1,050 and about 70,000 people were infected, the damage from the widespread economic shutdown was made plain when the number of people applying for unemployment benefits last week was nearly five times the old record, set in 1982.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceMarch 26, 2020
Among the many resources on the USCCB page are lists of websites for Mass being livestreamed by various outlets, such as Catholic TV and EWTN, on various internet platforms.
Politics & Society News
Unlike in the U.S., where an almost $2 trillion economic relief plan is in the works, Haiti doesn't have any such resources to give similar support to its people.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Douglas J. GladstoneMarch 26, 2020
Baseball is not a religion, but plenty of its players find their real vocation after retirement.
Faith Faith and Reason
John CarrMarch 26, 2020
Catholic social teaching offers us principles for reflection, criteria for judgment, guidelines for action which can guide our individual, institutional and national choices.
 Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2020, in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 25, 2020
The news naturally raised concerns for the pope’s health, but sources say that Monsignor Pezzoli has not recently been in contact with Pope Francis.