• Have you ever seen a Catholic priest slam-dunk a basketball?

    Father Justin Miller shoots a basket in the St. Hyacinth gym in Auburn.

    Father Justin Miller shoots a basket in the St. Hyacinth gym in Auburn. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • For folks whose budgets have become strapped due to the coronavirus pandemic, the challenge to keep pace with mortgage obligations can be considerable.

    <p>As part of an informational video, Karen Wheeler of Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler discusses economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courier screenshot via Facebook)  </p>

    As part of an informational video, Karen Wheeler of Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler discusses economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courier screenshot via Facebook)

  • BURLINGTON, Vt. (CNS) -- What do vestments, an upside-down anchor, St. John of Nepomuk, a pelican and St. Joseph's flowering staff have in common?

    Father Matthew Rensch, parochial vicar of the Rutland-Wallingford, Vt., Catholic Community, is seen on his "Symbols and Saints" YouTube series. (CNS screen shot courtesy Cori Fugere Urban, Vermont Catholic)

  • Father Scott Holmer, pastor at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Bowie, Md., offers drive-through confessions in the parking lot of the parish March 18, 2020.

    Father Scott Holmer, pastor at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Bowie, Md., offers drive-through confessions in the parking lot of the parish March 18, 2020, keeping a safe distance away from penitents amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo by Andrew Biraj/Catholic Standard)

    Mar 18, 2020
  • A calendar showing February with the 29th circled.

    This year is leap year and so February 2020 has 29 days. The extra day we get approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year. The present system of calculating the leap years was designed around fixing the date of Easter. (CNS photo by Rosanna Aguilera/San Angelo Standard-Times via Reuters)

    Feb 24, 2020
  • Sheila Wheltle, a parishioner at St. Mark Church in Catonsville, Md., is pictured at her home Jan. 23, 2020

    Sheila Wheltle, a parishioner at St. Mark Church in Catonsville, Md., is pictured at her home Jan. 23, 2020. Wheltle has given up social media for Lent the past nine years. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks/Catholic Review)

    Feb 18, 2020
  • This is an interior shot taken Feb. 4, 2020, inside the former St. Michael the Archangel Church in Baltimore, which has been transformed into a new community gathering space, a brewpub called the Ministry of Brewing.

    This is an interior shot taken Feb. 4, 2020, inside the former St. Michael the Archangel Church in Baltimore, which has been transformed into a new community gathering space, a brewpub called the Ministry of Brewing. (CNS photo by Kevin J. Parks/Catholic Review)

    Feb 07, 2020
  • Father Rafael Capo of Miami works out in his gym in this Jan. 22, 2017, photo.

    Father Rafael Capo of Miami works out in his gym in this Jan. 22, 2017, photo. (CNS photo courtesy Father Rafael Capo)

    Jan 30, 2020
  • "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek and his wife, Jean

    "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek and his wife, Jean, pose after receiving Fordham University's Founders' Award at a Jan. 7, 2020, reception at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles. (CNS photo by Kait McKay/Fordham University)

    Jan 15, 2020

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