The Church and coronavirus

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A man wearing a mask for protection from the coronavirus passes an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 10, 2020. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

As the world continues to react to the pandemic spread of the novel coronavirus, Our Sunday Visitor will serve as a key resource for Catholics to stay informed of how this virus has affected the Church and the faithful. We’ll continue to update the resources on this page as more information becomes available through our many sources.

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USCCB website now offering resources for Catholics amid Covid-19 pandemic

The importance of community in a time of isolation

In a time of uncertainty, our priests are stepping up

Scripture reminds us to have no anxiety, even amid world crisis

The faithful are rising to the challenge

Priests fly monstrance over diocese, reflect on priestly mission

Classic literature helps put the pandemic in perspective

When life gives you lemons, make limoncello: Survival and joy in quarantined Italy

Quarantine blues: 5 ways to help your family cope while you’re all cooped up

Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

Vatican issues decree for Holy Week liturgies with pandemic restrictions

Lent in the time of Covid-19: Attaining holiness in the midst of a pandemic

A message worth repeating

Vatican says general absolution maybe permissible during pandemic

Parishes are facing financial stress amid the pandemic

‘Memento mori’ during a time of panic

Seven ways to manage ‘COVID Stress Syndrome’

The Catholic response to an epidemic

Following recommended virus precautions, national shrine closes

God feels far away, but he is closer than ever

Editorial: Stay home; we are all in this together

Socially isolate and chill

In times of crisis, the Church has a history of stepping up

Masses on TV, social media provide alternatives to closed church doors

Why community is needed now more than ever

Pope makes mini-pilgrimage outside Vatican to pray for end of pandemic

Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

The why and how of making a spiritual communion

A comprehensive list of changes to Mass Schedules or Obligation in U.S. dioceses

Bishops take prudent steps to keep the faithful safe amid coronavirus outbreak

Magnificat accompanies Catholics who can’t attend Mass

Christians and the coronavirus: Prepare to lose

‘Hey Alexa! Pray with Mom and Dad’: How one family is dealing with the coronavirus

U.S. Catholic colleges adapt to online format during coronavirus

Pope entrusts world threatened by coronavirus pandemic to Mary

Catholic medical professionals offer online coronavirus care

Two Catholic universities cancel public classes during coronavirus threat

Public Masses suspended in Rome amid coronavirus outbreak

Person tests positive for coronavirus in Vatican City

Editorial: What to do amid coronavirus uncertainty

The coronavirus and a stark reminder that wellness was not always a given

Coronavirus prompts some Catholic colleges to halt international programs

Coronavirus cases from R.I. Catholic school trip closes building for week

Lourdes shrine closes healing pools as precaution against coronavirus

Vatican donates masks to China to combat coronavirus

Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

Keeping the Faith amid fears in Italy

Editorial: Prayer and prudence are best practices during worldwide illness

Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

Maybe it’s time for reconciliation

Dublin cancels St. Patrick’s parade after advice from health officials

Bethlehem holy sites to be closed after COVID-19 reported at hotel

As COVID-19 spreads, Holy Land Catholics concerned, but sites still open

British Columbia couple on quarantined cruise ship relying on faith

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