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father john unni gives a homily on the screen of a computer
FaithFaith in Focus
Betty Anne Asaro
Some people might wonder how I felt so connected to others from afar, but there are many ways that I connected with my parish, and I really felt like I belonged.
A man bows his head in prayer before a computer screen showing nine people doing the same
FaithFaith in Focus
Keara Hanlon
As pandemic restrictions have eased, most parishioners have returned to in-person Masses. But some would prefer the option for virtual services to remain.
A woman prays at the closed doors of London's Westminster Cathedral in early April 2020 during England’s lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
It is understandable not wanting to take the time to draw attention to the second anniversary of the recent surreal horror show of Covid-19. But there are also many moments of grace scattered across the landscape of lockdowns.
A limited number of faithful attend an Easter Mass in the San Lorenzo in Lucina church in Rome, April 4, 2021.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
As the world begins to emerge from the most recent surge of the Covid-19 pandemic, how do we return to normal? And what should normal mean?
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, the two most senior advisors to Pope Francis, have tested positive for Covid-19 and are in quarantine.
Deacon Michael Boldizar hands the chalice to a communicant during Mass July 21, 2019, at St. Anne Church in Garden City, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
Michael Rozier, S.J.
The thin body of evidence on the true health risks of bringing the chalice back to Mass should lead to humility rather than overconfidence. We must be open to changing behaviors based on new knowledge.