• The teacher who disarmed, then hugged a student will receive the citizen Congressional Medal of Honor

    Keanon Lowe saved a life on the day he took a gun away from a young student and then hugged him close in the halls of the Oregon high school where he coached football. And for his bravery and compassion, Lowe will receive a Congressional Medal of Honor Citizen Honor. He is one of six such... Read more
  • New Law Gives Sweeping Powers To Hungary’s Orban, Alarming Rights Advocates

    Military police patrol the streets in Budapest on Monday. Zoltan Balogh/AP The nationalist government in Hungary passed a... Read more
  • Online Together: Gathering for Communal Prayer During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist livestream their prayers so the faithful can participate. (Courtesy of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist) Habited nuns praying in unison. The sounds of Catholic life in the convent were once largely confined to the... Read more
  • Remembering Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, First U.S. Catholic Priest Lost to Coronavirus

    A memorial is growing outside the locked doors of Saint Brigid’s Church in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to honor their beloved pastor, Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay.   “We’re all sad,” said one parishioner. “Our community is sad.” Father Jorge is believed to be the first U.S.... Read more
  • The coronavirus hits an already suffering Venezuela

    The presence of the coronavirus has already been recorded in Venezuela, with over 70 people so far testing positive for Covid-19. The country has already shut its borders and imposed an obligatory social quarantine since March 16. It is a situation that poses a great threat to a population... Read more
  • Remembering our death helps us live more fully alive

    Blessed is the man who keeps the hour of his death always in mind, and daily prepares himself to die,” advises Thomas à Kempis. A new beatitude? No, an old one. “Remember your last days, set enmity aside, and cease from sin,” admonishes Sirach 28:6. Lent itself is, in part, a... Read more
  • Iraqis’ Faith Grows as Churches Close

    Chaos has unfolded throughout every decade of Iraq’s recent history. Today, a virus keeps the country closed, leaving the vulnerable unable to access basic resources. The vulnerable include those displaced by ISIS, Islamic extremists whose genocide against religious minorities sowed chaos... Read more
  • The Limits of Hope

    Editorial note: This blog is the fifth in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo. There is no limit to hope because Christ has gone beyond the last horizon. There are times when we put ourselves at... Read more
  • Fauci anticipates another US coronavirus outbreak in the fall

    The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Monday that he anticipates the US will endure another coronavirus outbreak in the fall — but by then he said, the country will be better equipped to fight the illness. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus... Read more
  • Francis on Friday delivered an iconic image that stirred a country’s soul

    ROME - Twenty years from now, if you were to ask Italians to think back about what images stuck in their minds from the coronavirus, it’s a good bet that after Friday night, many would give the same answer. “Papa Francesco standing alone in St. Peter’s Square, under the rain,... Read more