• 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)

  • Rosemary Arauz, Guatemala's consul general in New York, prays during a special Mass in honor of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, Guatemala, at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

    Rosemary Arauz, Guatemala's consul general in New York, prays during a special Mass in honor of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, Guatemala, at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Feb 12, 2020
  • Young people lift their arms in prayer during a convocation in Orlando, Fla.

    Young people lift their arms in prayer during a convocation in Orlando, Fla. Pope Francis once said that piety expresses a relationship with God and "touches the very heart of our Christian life and identity"; it is not a gift to keep locked away inside ourselves. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

    Feb 12, 2020
  • Father Stanley Rother, left, a young priest from Oklahoma, served impoverished indigenous people in Guatemala.

    Father Stanley Rother, left, a young priest from Oklahoma, served impoverished indigenous people in Guatemala. When civil war erupted, he was threatened, and by 1981 his name was on a death squad's list. (Photo by CNS)

    Feb 06, 2020
  • Jesus is depicted in the Garden of Gethsemane in this stained-glass image from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

    Jesus is depicted in the Garden of Gethsemane in this stained-glass image from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. While carrying out his ministry, Jesus often went off by himself to pray, an act of piety and understanding of what he needed to do for the longevity of his ministry. (CNS photo by Mike Nelson/The Tidings)

    Feb 06, 2020
  • The Holy Spirit window is pictured through the Baldacchino at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

    The Holy Spirit window is pictured through the Baldacchino at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The gift of counsel is how the Holy Spirit acts within us to guide us as we make decisions. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Jan 30, 2020
  • A family prays together before a meal in 2012 at their Chicago home.

    A family prays together before a meal in 2012 at their Chicago home. (CNS photo by Karen Callaway/Catholic New World)

    Jan 30, 2020

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