SOUP’S ON! 2021 cancelled. Will be back January 2022

By JOE BARKOVICH Soup’s On! will take a year off for the first time in 19 years. Rather than hold its annual scholarship fund-raising luncheon on January 29, 2021, the St. Kevin Social Justice Scholarship committee voted at a recent meeting to put the soup-sampling event on pause. The committee decided uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic influenced planning, preparation and staging […]

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Analysis: After McCarrick report, US bishops have Zoom meeting

Denver Newsroom, Nov 6, 2020 / 05:22 pm (CNA).-  

Like a lot of people, U.S. Catholic bishops are spending a great deal of time in Zoom meetings these days. In fact in less than two weeks, their annual fall meeting will be a virtual one.

The U.S. bishops’ conference has compressed its November meeting, which is usually a four-day affair, into two afternoon sessions, scheduled to take place Nov. 16 and 17. Because they cancelled their June meeting, the November virtual sessions will be the first time the bishops have met since last year, and the agenda for the meeting will be packed.

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Hurricane Eta pounds Central America, Catholic Relief Services responds

CNA Staff, Nov 6, 2020 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is working to aid relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Eta, which tore through Central America this week, killing at least 100 and leaving thousands more displaced.

“Catholic Relief Services is coordinating with Caritas Nicaragua and Trocaire to provide some 600 displaced people in evacuation shelters with food, water, and supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” the agency said.

The organization is also working in Guatemala, “delivering food, hygiene supplies like toothpaste and soap, and sleeping materials to families who have lost their homes in the most hard-hit areas.”

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