• Stress, anxiety and depression fueled by the coronavirus crisis — perhaps in ways never previously experienced — is “absolutely understandable,” according to Father John Hayes.

    <p>Father John Hayes participates in a pet blessing at Scottsville&rsquo;s St. Mary of the Assumption Church in 2019. The priest recently offered tips on how to handle stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. (File photo)  </p>

    Father John Hayes participates in a pet blessing at Scottsville’s St. Mary of the Assumption Church in 2019. The priest recently offered tips on how to handle stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. (File photo)

  • Right from the first day of May, initiatives in the Diocese of Rochester have reflected a strong desire to uphold the month’s traditional focus on Marian devotion despite the coronavirus...

    <p>A crown of flowers is seen during the May 25, 2012, May Day celebration at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Brighton. (File photo)  </p>

    A crown of flowers is seen during the May 25, 2012, May Day celebration at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Brighton. (File photo)

  • The coronavirus restrictions haven't stopped people from singing, but it's moved their public singing to online formats.

    Several alumni of Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers, Fla., and current school choir members, sing along during an April 23, 2020, Zoom session to celebrate Christ.

    Several alumni of Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers, Fla., and current school choir members, sing along during an April 23, 2020, Zoom session to celebrate Christ. (CNS photo by Screen Grab)

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