Faith in the time of Coronavirus

A large sanctuary with reddish brown pews is empty, from the distance, Mexican Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes can be seen standing on a white square platform at the end of the pews, preaching to the empty space. A large organ and array of flag are on the wall behind the altar.
Mexican church and civic officials have canceled public feast celebrations for Mexico’s patroness at her shrine in Mexico City due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Colleen Dulle November 23, 2020
The book-length interview is the product of a series of exchanges between the pope and Austen Ivereigh, his English-language biographer.
Ryan Di Corpo November 18, 2020
I sought a roadmap for how to grieve, best practices for mourning the passing of loved ones. But still I have found no instruction manual on grief, no established set of rules.
John Feister November 17, 2020
My hope that I am vaccinated is pretty shallow. But doesn’t our experience of mundane hope bring us closer to understanding our deepest hope?
America Video July 23, 2020

Churches are beginning to reopen. Should you go back to Mass? Four of America's editors who recently attended Mass at their local parishes discuss the discernment process and safety measures around this question facing Catholics during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis greets the faithful from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square on May 31. The pope led the Sunday prayer from his window for the first time in three months, after the square was reopened. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Gerard O’Connell May 31, 2020
On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis proclaimed the unity guaranteed by the Holy Spirit: “we are not bits of confetti blown about by the wind, rather we are irreplaceable fragments in his mosaic.” Gerard O’Connell reports.