Some parish fish fries switch gears to go curbside this Lent

February 19, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Parish fish fries, which are a traditional Lenten staple, have changed course this year in Minnesota due to pandemic restrictions. Read More

Bosnian priest appeals for refugees despairing in winter conditions

February 19, 2021

BONN, Germany (CNS) — The head of Caritas in Bosnia-Herzegovina has urged help for refugees stranded in drastic winter conditions in the Balkan country and… Read More

Sisters’ residence in New Orleans gets Mardi Gras treatment

February 18, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — The butterflies are waving on Robert E. Lee Boulevard in New Orleans, as are the ragdolls and pink panthers. These Mount… Read More

Biden’s immigration plan begins what might be long journey through Congress

February 18, 2021

Democrats formally introduced one of the most ambitious plans to date to address legal and illegal immigration in the U.S., while at the same time… Read More

Celebrating a Hero of the Church

February 18, 2021

On this day (Feb. 18), 168 years ago, a Cuban exile named Father Félix Varela died quietly in St. Augustine, Fla., the city where he… Read More

Chicago cobbler pivots to making religious goods during pandemic

February 18, 2021

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (CNS) — When the pandemic forced many people to work from home last spring, business at Al’s Shoe Service in Mount Prospect,… Read More

UPDATE: Retired nurse on mission to urge people of color to get COVID-19 vaccine

February 17, 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNS) — Having the ability to educate and advocate for her family inspired Joyce Christian of Somerville, Tennessee, to become a nurse. It… Read More

For Lent, ask if one’s life is centered on God or oneself, pope says

February 17, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lent is a time to reconsider the path one is taking in life and to finally answer God’s invitation to return… Read More

Vatican reminds bishops of Holy Week guidelines during pandemic

February 17, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the COVID-19 pandemic nears its first full year, the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments reminded bishops that… Read More

A Brighter Star of the Sea Shines in Ponte Vedra

February 16, 2021

By Mark Udry Bishop Estévez splashes holy water on the newly restored church interior. (photo by St. Augustine Catholic/Fran Ruchalski) The skies that day in… Read More