North Texas Catholic columnist's quarantine dancing video goes viral

screenshot from dance video

HOUSTON (CNS) — When health officials recommended self-isolation to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ali Hoffman and her parents, Michael and Michele, found themselves quarantined in their Fort Worth-area home.

Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St. Corona

A restorer cleans part of the shrine holding St. Corona's relics

BONN, Germany (CNS) — She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St. Corona.

What is a plenary indulgence?

A man prays at an empty St. Peter's square

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.

How to stay quarantined, stay married, and keep your friends

DENVER, Colo. (CNA) — The policy of social distancing means that the newly-homebound are seeing less of coworkers than they did just weeks ago. They’re seeing fewer friends too. But they might be seeing a lot more of their family, or their roommates. And that isn't easy.

Parents share ideas on how to make sudden onset of home-schooling work

CLEVELAND (CNS) — With kids at home because schools are closed and online education on tap for at least several weeks, parents are wondering how to ensure that learning continues.