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Published: June 3, 2020   
CNS / Zoey Maraist, Arlington Catholic Herald

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Pandemic spotlights St. Corona, a nearly forgotten martyr 

BONN, Germany (CNS) -- She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for her Christian faith, presumably in the second century A.D. But now, a pandemic is shedding light on her: St. Corona.

The quiet pandemic victims: They’re grieving for a death

TORONTO -- The quiet victims during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic have been those grieving the death of a loved one.

Sacramental life harder without touch, panelists say 

WASHINGTON -- In a “touchless” environment spawned by the coronavirus pandemic, living out the Church’s sacramental life is tough without the element of touch: the reception of the Eucharist, the baptism with water, the laying on of hands, the anointing with oil.

Newlyweds have chance to focus on sacrament

“I finally understand why he compares heaven to a wedding feast,” I whispered to my husband as I looked out at the faces of the guests at our reception. “I wish I could live in this moment forever.” (Columns)

Message to Catholic media: Don’t let print die

Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian philosopher of media, was best known for the phrase “The medium is the message.” That quote has been subject to numerous interpretations — and some have even been accurate. At the risk of oversimplifying, it means that the vehicle through which a message is communicated is as important as the message itself. (Guest commentary)

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