• The flu season is here and dioceses across the country are taking precautions to avoid spreading illness.

    Influenza vaccines are seen at the El Paso Fire Department in Texas Jan. 8, 2020.

    Influenza vaccines are seen at the El Paso Fire Department in Texas Jan. 8, 2020. (CNS photo by USA TODAY NETWORK via Reuters)

  • Hours after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases Jan. 7, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a...

    A man looks at a shattered glass window of a shop in the Iraqi province of Dahuk, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2020, after a missile launched by Iran against U.S.-led coalition forces.

    A man looks at a shattered glass window of a shop in the Iraqi province of Dahuk, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2020, after a missile launched by Iran against U.S.-led coalition forces. (CNS photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

  • Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayers for peace as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated following the assassination of a top Iranian general.

    Mourners attend a funeral procession for Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran,

    Mourners attend a funeral procession for Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 6, 2020. (CNS photo by Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency via Reuters)

  • Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik.

    Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive vice-president of the New York Board of Rabbis, speak from the podium in Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza during massive No Fear, No Hate rally, Jan. 5, 2020. (CNS photo by Ed Wilkinson/The Tablet)

    Jan 07, 2020
  • A destroyed home is seen after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 6, 2020.

    A destroyed home is seen after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 6, 2020. (CNS photo by Ricardo Ortiz/Reuters)

    Jan 07, 2020
  • Firefighters line the road as a vehicle carrying the casket of volunteer firefighter Andrew O'Dwyer.

    Firefighters line the road as a vehicle carrying the casket of volunteer firefighter Andrew O'Dwyer passes en route to his funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Sydney Jan. 7, 2020. O'Dwyer, a member of the Horsley Park Rural Fire Brigade in Sydney, died Dec. 19 when the truck he was traveling in rolled off the road after a tree fell in the town of Buxton. (CNS photo by NSW Rural Fire Service via Reuters)

    Jan 07, 2020
  • Demonstrators participate in a rally

    Demonstrators participate in a rally Dec. 4, 2020, in San Diego to protest after Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone airstrike at Baghdad International Airport the previous day. (CNS photo by David Maung)

    Jan 07, 2020
  • Smoke rises from a military base in Lamu County, Kenya

    Smoke rises from a military base in Lamu County, Kenya, Jan. 5, 2020, after the Somali extremist group al-Shabab said it attacked the base. (CNS photo by Xinhua News Agency, Latin America News Agency via Reuters)

    Jan 07, 2020
  • Pope Francis uses incense as he celebrates Mass

    Pope Francis uses incense as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 6, 2020. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Jan 06, 2020

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