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Md. county official says in new decree schools cannot open before Oct. 1

Citing regulations to circumvent Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's related Aug. 3 emergency order, Montgomery County's health officer issued a new directive Aug. 5 again stating that due to increasing rates in the spread of COVID-19, nonpublic schools there cannot reopen for in-person instruction until at least Oct. 1.

Is seeing believing? How the Church faces claims of Marian apparitions

The Catholic Church has always been very cautious when it comes to judging reported Marian apparitions.

Mary foretold COVID-19 pandemic, alleged visionary claims

An Italian woman who claims to regularly experience supernatural visions said Mary told her in September 2019 that a new disease would soon emerge from China.

Mapping it out: how to intimately learn Catholicism

Wouldn’t it be silly to practice Catholicism and miss out on this excellent guide? Wouldn’t it be ungrateful — irresponsible even — to inherit this faith but pass it up before reading its handbook?

When adult children move back home

When young people return home for a period of time following college graduation, their Baby Boomer or Gen X parents are often surprised by the disruption this causes to their newly-established routine. Becoming an empty-nester couple is not an easy transition, because so many couples become comfortable with the relationship that is formed through parenting their children. Bouncing back into an old routine is not as simple as it might seem.

Twin Cities CRS chapter joins national effort to influence lawmakers

Today, Mike Haasl is trying to effect change from his home in the Twin Cities, through the newly established Twin Cities Chapter of Catholic Relief Services.

Complicated crossings: Pandemic has not stopped migration

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the situation of migrants and refugees, but it has not stopped people from seeking safety and a better life abroad, and it has not diverted the Vatican's attention from their plight.

Knights of Columbus called to redouble efforts to fight racism, violence

Every day Knights of Columbus live out the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, and through this daily witness in society, they must redouble their efforts to combat racism, violence and hatred, the top Knight told his confreres.

Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says

For peace to flourish, weapons of war must be set aside, especially nuclear weapons that can obliterate entire cities and countries, Pope Francis said on the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

Pope names six women to previously all-male Council for Economy

Renewing the membership of the Vatican Council for the Economy, Pope Francis named six women to the previously all-male board that oversees the financial operations of all Vatican offices and entities.