(RNS) — Being quarantined is a minor place in purgatory compared with the hells of having the virus itself, losing a job or living in a society in chaos.
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) — 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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Cardinal Raymond Burke said that if supermarkets remain open then so should churches.
(RNS) — My precautionary isolation due to contact with someone with COVID-19 has given me time to think.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Vatican has a long history of dealing with plagues and other threats.
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) — The walled city adjusts as Italy's death toll from coronavirus continues to climb.
(RNS) — According to Catholic News Agency, the organization facilitating the offer, Italian Luxury Living, has rescinded it in the wake of RNS' reporting.
(RNS) — Buyers are also encouraged to donate at least $112,000 to the Catholic Church.
(RNS) — When it comes to the Amazon, he's got a plan for dealing with capitalism, but not for addressing the priest shortage.
(RNS) — The former journalist who founded the Catholic Worker movement was a committed Catholic who gave her life to the cause of the poor, yet also disdained government assistance.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On Tuesday (March 3), an Italian newspaper reported that Francis tested negative for the coronavirus, which had one of its largest global outbreaks in northern Italy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis is the honorary captain of the 13th annual Clericus Cup in Rome this weekend, where Catholic priests and seminarians will toss their cassocks aside and give their all on the soccer field.