Coronavirus, Church and

Covid-19: Church in Northern Ireland, Portugal suspends celebrations with faithful

Bishops in Northern Ireland and Portugal suspend liturgical celebrations and pastoral activities in the presence of the faithful due to the resurgence of Covid-19 infections. By Vatican News staff reporter, January 21, 2021. On Thursday, the devolved government of Northern Ireland (Northern... read more

Catholic Conscience and the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Annamaria Cardinalli, Crisis, January 19, 2021 On Thursday, Vatican News confirmed that both Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis have received the currently available COVID-19 vaccines, themselves providing an example, ostensibly, for the Church as a whole. In the world’s eyes, I... read more

Nine Catholic bishops with COVID-19 die in a single week

Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, the former archbishop of Rio de Janeiro. By Courtney Mares, LifeSite News, January 15, 2021 In the past week, nine Catholic bishops have died worldwide after testing positive for COVID-19. Between Jan. 8 and Jan. 15, bishops across three continents died as a... read more

The Vow of Unknowing

By Rob Marco, 1P5, December 18, 2020 In 1968, a Stanford biologist named Paul Ehrlich wrote a best-seller entitled, “The Population Bomb.” The premise: We have surpassed the ability of the earth to sustain life on Earth with our current rate of population growth. Ehrlich predicted that by... read more

California priest scores major victory against Gov. Newsom, can keep church open

A California judge relied on recent Supreme Court cases that invoke the First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty, 'even during a pandemic.' By Emily Mangiaracina, LifeSite News, December 23, 2020 LOS ANGELES, California, December 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The California Catholic... read more

Lockdown or no lockdown, it’s impossible to cancel Christmas

To forbid children from seeing their grandparents and cousins, and to forbid parties and gatherings, is a blow struck, however inadvertently, against the cultural expression of the mystery of the Incarnation in the heart of every town and family. By Joseph Shaw, LifeSite News, December 22,... read more

How to Object to an Abortion-Tainted COVID-19 Vaccine

The Pontifical Academy for Life has said that Catholics may use, in a narrowly defined limit, vaccines prepared with cell lines derived from aborted children, but with strong warnings regarding our obligation to protest. Here’s how to demand ethical options in biomedical research. By Stacy... read more

DC passes bill to vaccinate children without parental knowledge, consent

The Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act permits children as young as 11 'to consent to receive a vaccine,' with all vaccine administrators cooperating to hide the record from parents. By Patrick Delaney, LifeSite, December 22, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews)... read more

Pope snubs Vatican’s sci-fi Nativity scene, directs visitors to others

By Philip Pullella, Reuters, December 20, 2020 VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday appeared to add his own thumbs-down to widespread criticism of an unorthodox nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, telling visitors to instead visit a nearby exhibition of traditional crè read more

A letter to the faithful from the Colorado bishops on COVID-19 vaccines Archdiocese of Denver

December 14, 2020 The bishops of Colorado affirm that the use of some COVID-19 vaccines is morally acceptable under certain circumstances. The development and utilization of vaccines to eradicate certain infectious diseases is a remarkable advancement in medical technology. The Catholic Church... read more

Bishop Schneider on Covid Vaccines: ‘The Ends Cannot Justify the Means’

On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccinesmade from cells derived from aborted human fetuses In recent weeks, news agencies and various information sources have reported that, in response to the Covid-19 emergency, some countries have produced vaccines using cell lines from aborted human... read more
A priest offers a parishioner the Eucharist by hand.

Vatican Upholds Bishop Over Reception of Communion on Tongue

Church-goers wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus lineup outside the Notre-Dame-des-Champs church in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

Court orders France to rethink 30-person limit on worship