• 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)

  • Jaxson Amschler, then 18 months old, sits with his father, Joe Amschler, and his mother, Jenni Amschler, at their home in Kentucky.

    The couple adopted Jaxson through Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, a ministry of St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities in New Albany, Ind., in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. (CNS photo by Natalie Hoefer/The Criterion)

    May 05, 2020
  • Maureen Antwan is pictured with her sons, Anthony, left, and Kris, at Mar Abraham Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 26, 2017.

    Maureen Antwan is pictured with her sons, Anthony, left, and Kris, at Mar Abraham Chaldean Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Ariz., March 26, 2017. Kris was 4 when the family fled Iraq because of war and persecution. Anthony was born in Jordan, where the family first sought refuge. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)

    May 05, 2020
  • A graduate is embraced following Notre Dame College's 2019 commencement ceremony in South Euclid, Ohio, May 19.

    A graduate is embraced following Notre Dame College's 2019 commencement ceremony in South Euclid, Ohio, May 19. (CNS photo/Doug Garmon, courtesy Notre Dame College)

    Apr 30, 2020
  • The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen Aug. 3, 2017.

    The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen Aug. 3, 2017. We are surrounded by electronic mass media. (CNS photo by Thomas White/Reuters)

    Apr 21, 2020
  • Kids watch "Bedtime Stories," a PG-rated movie, during a youth group event in 2009 at Resurrection Parish in Wilmington, Del.

    Kids watch "Bedtime Stories," a PG-rated movie, during a youth group event in 2009 at Resurrection Parish in Wilmington, Del. Movies are powerful storytellers that give us a glimpse into a world we may not know about otherwise. (CNS photo by Don Blake/The Dialog)

    Apr 21, 2020
  • People view of one of Raphael's tapestries hanging from a wall of the Sistine Chapel in this image taken from video at the Vatican.

    People view of one of Raphael's tapestries hanging from a wall of the Sistine Chapel in this image taken from video at the Vatican. (CNS photo)

    Apr 15, 2020

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