Racism: Another deadly virus

While the world’s attention is focused on a deadly virus that has taken the lives of more than 318,000 people worldwide, another virus continues to plague the … Read More

The race to find a vaccine

Around the globe, people are practicing safeguards to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19. Staying at home, wearing masks and social distancing are among the new — … Read More

Monitor your mental health

Social distancing may be a good way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it can also wreak havoc on one’s mental health. Other life changes brought … Read More

The virus hits close to home

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began its attack in Europe, Pope Francis has continually trumpeted a need to care for the most vulnerable: the elderly, the poor … Read More

Despite fears, Easter came

All of us were disappointed when we couldn’t celebrate Holy Week, Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday this year in the ways we are used to: praying together … Read More

A case for ‘safer at home’

As we reach the apex of our Lenten journey this weekend, all of us greet the Easter celebration with mixed feelings. We long to be together in … Read More

We carry this cross together

Pope Francis presided over an “extraordinary moment of prayer” last Friday, March 27. The outdoor service was held in an empty St. Peter’s Square, where dark skies … Read More

Revisioning the Stations of Cross

Even though public celebration of the Stations of the Cross has been suspended due to COVID-19, private prayer in church or at home continues. A popular Lenten … Read More

COVID-19: How the faithful respond

This Lent is different. Instead of fish fries and Stations of the Cross, we have closed schools and dispensed Mass obligations. In other dioceses, including the Archdiocese … Read More

Clean water is the gift of life

The Bible is filled with references to water and its role in salvation, whether it is the wedding feast at Cana, where Jesus turns water into wine; … Read More