• In this time of waiting, Catholics can pray as the Psalms, Jesus and saints have taught. 

    People in the Queens borough of New York City pray at St. Bartholomew Church May 15, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters)

  • Keeping watch and staying vigilant, themes in Advent, also are at play during the pandemic. 

    Catholic Charities staff and volunteers in the Archdiocese of Washington distribute 800 boxes of nutritious grocery items and 800 family-size meals in the parking lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception May 19, 2020. (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn)

  • Priests get to celebrate so much that is beautiful and bold, happy and hopeful, like baptisms, first Communions and weddings.

    Jesuit Father Richard Malloy, director of mission and ministry at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, is pictured in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in 2016. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)

  • Then-Pope John Paul II prays in 1981 at a monument for the victims of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan.

    Then-Pope John Paul II prays in 1981 at a monument for the victims of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan. (CNS photo by L'Osservatore Romano)

    Jul 23, 2020
  • Father Joshua Laws, pastor of the Catholic Community of South Baltimore, holds a "Black Lives Matter" sign before the start of an interfaith prayer vigil in Baltimore June 3, 2020, to pray for justice and peace following the May 25 death of George Floyd.

    Father Joshua Laws, pastor of the Catholic Community of South Baltimore, holds a "Black Lives Matter" sign before the start of an interfaith prayer vigil in Baltimore June 3, 2020, to pray for justice and peace following the May 25 death of George Floyd. (CNS photo by Tim Swift/Catholic Review)

    Jul 16, 2020
  • Voters cast their ballots to vote in state and local elections Nov. 5, 2019, at Robious Elementary School in Richmond, Va

    Voters cast their ballots to vote in state and local elections Nov. 5, 2019, at Robious Elementary School in Richmond, Va. (CNS photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Reuters)

    Jul 16, 2020
  • A cyclist in Toronto rides along a waterfront trail near Humber Bay Shores May 24, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic.

    A cyclist in Toronto rides along a waterfront trail near Humber Bay Shores May 24, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo by Carlos Osorio, Reuters)

    Jul 06, 2020
  • Employees at El Chato restaurant in Bogota, Colombia, wear face masks while packing food for delivery June 2, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Employees at El Chato restaurant in Bogota, Colombia, wear face masks while packing food for delivery June 2, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo by Luisa Gonzalez, Reuters)

    Jul 06, 2020
  • People keep social distancing as they attend Mass for first time in two months at a church in Madrid May 18, 2020, as parts of the country relax restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    People keep social distancing as they attend Mass for first time in two months at a church in Madrid May 18, 2020, as parts of the country relax restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cautious and deliberate reopening of churches has underscored the need for community. (CNS photo by Sergio Perez, Reuters)

    Jul 01, 2020

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