A crisis of coping: Staying emotionally, spiritually healthy at home
In these unprecedented times everyone is trying to handle the stresses of life under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Father Keith Chylinksi offers a psychological and spiritual framework plus eight practical tips.
Hope of hospice can set loved one on path to eternal life
Hospice care expert Aimee Gustitis describes the options and the team approach for health care in one's home and how the dying process can be a beautiful experience.
In video, pope greets families at ‘difficult,’ ‘unusual’ time
Pope Francis presented a video for everyone Friday evening, April 3 in which he remembers anyone suffering from the coronavirus and its effects, and his "hope for a better world," one nourished by faith in the risen Jesus.
Holy Week without precedent is time to renew our faith
In his message before the start of Holy Week, Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, invites all to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and grace to bear its burdens with patience.
Choose what really matters
Reflecting on Pope Francis' moving and unprecedented prayer service from the Vatican last Friday, Effie Caldarola prays that all will be shaken awake by the pandemic crisis.
Maintain routine, stay connected and rely on prayer, counselor advises
With widespread effects from the pandemic that are unprecedented in our lifetime, such as Masses being suspended and sporting events cancelled, people need help to cope with the chaos.
The happiness of an Easter in pandemic, besides the bunnies
Writer Pete Sheehan notices how incongruous are festive Easter decorations in normal times, but even more in these days that confirm the inevitability of death. But it does not have the last word. Jesus does.
In a crisis, look to the poor for guidance
One can take "normal" life for granted, but when it's taken away, those who have little can show how to value what is most essential, and to find an encounter with God, writes Hosffman Ospino.
Virus restrictions help build culture of life by respecting others
To give up in-person gatherings with our friends to protect their lives and health is a great sacrifice and an opportunity to live more fully our Christian calling, writes Richard Doerflinger.
Missing the sacraments? God has something greater planned
While Catholics long for the Eucharist, the church longs for the time when the sacraments will cease and her journey ends with the vision of God. This is the mystery we own, writes Father Eric Banecker.