(RNS) — With churchgoers holed up in their homes for weeks and even months to come, Christian leaders are starting to ask: Is Communion appropriate for cyberspace?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Urbi et Orbi, meaning to the city and the world, is a blessing usually delivered by the Roman pontiff at Christmas and Easter. It offers plenary indulgence, which means the forgiveness of sins to the faithful present and watching through media outlets.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In her new book about the Annunciation, Catholic convert and poet Sally Read addresses young people’s relationship with social media and its impact on faith, drawing from her personal experience as a mother.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Parishioners from the largest Catholic archdiocese in the country can now access Spanish-language Mass on local TV in the wake of the novel coronavirus that has led to the cancellation of public services.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Rev. Giuseppe Berardelli was known as someone who gave of himself for others.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis announced on Sunday (March 22) that he will be delivering an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing and indulgence due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(RNS) — No, St. Corona is not the patron saint of pandemics — yet.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Italian Catholic bishops have called for a public recitation of the rosary and prayers for health care workers.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Vatican has a long history of dealing with plagues and other threats.
(RNS) — The coronavirus pandemic may disrupt major religious holidays such as Easter, Passover and Ramadan.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — For the past three days now, my entire neighborhood has emerged from balconies and windows to sing together. People I have never spoken to before now greet me every day at six in the evening.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘It feels apocalyptic,’ said parishioner Sal Lopez after the service at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Los Angeles. ‘It was so empty in there.’
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As of Saturday night, Catholic faithful are no longer able to purchase tickets to attend the Holy Week celebrations in St. Peter’s as concerns about the coronavirus pandemic in Italy risk affecting Easter.
CARY, N.C. (RNS) — Howard Shulman didn’t know it at the time, but his donation of the photographs came just as the Vatican was opening its archives into Pope Pius XII's wartime conduct.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Overnight, the state has made itself visible in full force while the Catholic Church is nowhere to be found.