Across the world, churches named for Joseph celebrate saint's special year

When Pope Francis in December 2020 decreed a special year dedicated to St. Joseph, parishes named for the biblical adoptive father took up the charge of celebrating the year despite pandemic difficulties.

Catholic volunteer programs struggle to adapt to pandemic realities

Hundreds of international Catholic volunteers were recalled from their countries of service at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. A year later, they and their volunteer programs are still struggling to adapt.