While political leaders squabble, Catholic Charities pushes to meet greater pandemic demands

Catholic Charities agencies across the country have met the increased demand for their services brought about by the pandemic, even as they deal with their own internal challenges — everything from canceled fundraisers to staff members who have tested positive for the virus.

Vatican instructions give parishioners more hope in face of closings

The Vatican's new document on pastoral care raises the question of whether parishioners have more legal recourse within the church to keep their parishes open. The answer appears to be yes.