• 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)

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