God's Word on Sunday: A hurting world needs this good news

Resurrection of the Lord, April 12 (Year A) Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18

When is good news truly good news? When it comes at the right time, giving people hope and comfort.

    Mary Marrocco: This is an opportunity to really listen

    A young woman told me how she almost took her own life at 21. Not because she had no friends or family (she knew she did) but because she felt alone in her pain, isolated in the anguish she had carried so long, and convinced nobody could hear.

      Pope Francis moves Good Friday collection for Holy Land to September

      VATICAN CITY -- With Holy Week celebrations closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis postponed the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land to September.

        Vatican approves special 'Mass in the Time of Pandemic'

        VATICAN CITY -- The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special "Mass in the Time of Pandemic" to plead for God's mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

          Vatican publishes document on right to water access

          VATICAN CITY -- Access to clean water is an essential human right that must be defended and protected, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development said in a new document.

            Cardinal vicar of Rome hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

            ROME -- Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the papal vicar for Rome, was hospitalized after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, the Diocese of Rome announced.

              God's Word on Sunday: Can we rise to the spiritual challenge?

              Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 5 (Year A) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Mathew 26:14-27:66

              Every age calls forth prophets and teachers to guide and encourage humanity.

                Fr. Yaw Acheampong: Facing challenges opens us up to hope

                As Christians, we have been on our Lenten journey since Ash Wednesday. This year, it is a journey with unique challenges.

                  Pope Francis gives world extraordinary blessing amid COVID-19 crisis

                  VATICAN CITY -- The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.

                    Vatican confirms Pope Francis does not have COVID-19

                    VATICAN CITY -- Neither Pope Francis nor any of his closest collaborators have the COVID-19 virus, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.

                      Pope Francis, Christian leaders around the globe join in prayer for pandemic's end

                      VATICAN CITY -- Joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world, Pope Francis led the recitation of the Lord's Prayer, imploring God's mercy on humanity amid the coronavirus pandemic.