• 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)

  • A young man looks up a Scripture passage during Bible study.

    A young man looks up a Scripture passage during Bible study. Praying the psalms can be a fruitful Lenten practice. (CNS photo by Karen Callaway/Catholic New World)

    Mar 03, 2020
  • A girl looking at her phone

    We are human and our phones have become a collective addiction! This Lent, step back to reflect on what is happening in our lives outside of the digital universe. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

    Mar 03, 2020
  • Children exit a church after receiving ashes during an Ash Wednesday Mass in Guatemala City Feb. 13, 2013.

    Children exit a church after receiving ashes during an Ash Wednesday Mass in Guatemala City Feb. 13, 2013. (CNS photo by Joe Penney/Reuters)

    Feb 20, 2020
  • A young woman prays during Ash Wednesday Mass at Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntingtown, Md., March 6, 2019.

    A young woman prays during Ash Wednesday Mass at Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntingtown, Md., March 6, 2019. As Lent begins, we hear the call to repentance. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

    Feb 20, 2020
  • The Holy Spirit window is pictured through the Baldacchino in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

    The Holy Spirit window is pictured through the Baldacchino in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The Holy Spirit's gift, fear of the Lord, is more akin to wonder or awe. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Feb 19, 2020
  • Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 11, 2014.

    Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 11, 2014. Pope Francis, in speaking of fear of the Lord, said, "There is no reason to be scared of him! (It), instead, is a gift of the Holy Spirit through whom we are reminded of how small we are before God and of his love." (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Feb 18, 2020

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