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How millions of keys in Mexico are being used to honor Pope Francis

Feb 12, 2016 - 06:28 pm .- A well-known Mexican artist is collecting millions of keys for an unusual reason.

'We are brothers' – Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting

Feb 12, 2016 - 04:10 pm .- Christian brotherhood and unity were the focus of Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill when they met on Friday afternoon in Havana.  

Full text of joint declaration signed by Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Feb 12, 2016 - 02:51 pm .- In a historic first, Pope Francis on Friday met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.

Pope Francis sends airborne blessing to Mother Angelica

Feb 12, 2016 - 09:28 am .- While on board the plane taking him to Cuba and then Mexico, Pope Francis took a moment to send a special blessing to EWTN’s foundress Mother Angelica, and to ask her for her prayers.

After deadly prison riot in Mexico, archbishop asks for prayers

Feb 12, 2016 - 04:38 am .- Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey has asked the entire community to unite in prayer in response to the riot that took place at a local prison that left a tragic toll of 52 dead and 12 injured.

Latest undercover abortion video talks about 'group purchasing program'

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:15 am .- A new undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress highlights a major North American abortion group and its role in the transfer of baby parts, possibly for money.

More allegations emerge as Mount St. Mary's controversy boils

Feb 11, 2016 - 03:42 pm .- Amid uproar over comparing struggling students to bunnies that should be drowned or shot, Mount St. Mary’s University president is now under fire for criticizing expressions of the Catholic faith at the school.

The silent reform of Benedict XVI's papacy

Feb 11, 2016 - 02:29 pm .- In his new book on Benedict XVI, Vatican journalist Marco Mancini argues that while the retired pontiff became known for his shocking resignation three years ago, his real legacy began far earlier.

Vatican: No, bishops are not being told to cover up abuse

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:42 pm .- Media reports are wrong to claim that the Vatican is telling new bishops that they don’t have to report sexual abuse, Holy See spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.

What does an 'Ice Mass' look like?

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:17 am .- When snow falls on the campus of Michigan Tech University, Catholic students don't stay boarded up in their dorm rooms with cups of hot chocolate.

Dating has died at college - but this campaign hopes to revive it

Feb 11, 2016 - 06:18 am .- On a day marked by flowers, chocolate and romantic greeting cards, the Love and Fidelity Network is trying to bring back authentic relationships, especially to college campuses where dating seems to be a thing of the past.  

What you think you know about human trafficking is probably wrong

Feb 11, 2016 - 03:57 am .- Human trafficking. It’s been called “modern-day slavery” and a “silent epidemic.” It affects tens of millions every year and yet remains largely in the shadows – even within the United States.

Four reasons why Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The first, historic meeting between a Pope and a Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church does not come from nowhere. Both the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate and the Holy See have been working on such an event for decades.  

This Lent, an opportunity to help Middle East Christians

Feb 10, 2016 - 07:12 pm .- A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to the latest appeal from the Knights of Columbus.

A chat with Joseph Fiennes – star of historical thriller 'Risen'

Feb 10, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- The lead actor of “Risen,” a film told through the eyes of a Roman soldier who is forced to confront the resurrection of Christ, calls it a story for believers and nonbelievers alike – notwithstanding its strong Christian themes.  

Lent is a time of pruning and reconciliation, Pope Francis says

Feb 10, 2016 - 10:24 am .- In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to let go of selfish and indifferent attitudes, returning to God with the help of prayer, penance and acts of charity.

If mercy doesn’t reach your pockets, it’s not real, Pope says

Feb 10, 2016 - 06:05 am .- For Pope Francis, mercy isn’t just spiritual, but is something that ought to be expressed in concrete acts of service and in sharing one’s goods with the poor, which was a key tradition during Jubilee years throughout scripture.

A tale of Satanists and political maneuvering in Arizona

Feb 9, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- Even though the Satanists lost, they won.

Cover sinners with the blanket of mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

Feb 9, 2016 - 03:03 pm .- Pope Francis met with 650 of the 1,000 priests who've been chosen as Missionaries of Mercy, telling them to show the tenderness of God’s love to those who confess to them during the Jubilee.

Cardinal council wraps up prep work on new Vatican departments

Feb 9, 2016 - 02:33 pm .- As Pope Francis' ongoing process of reform continues to move forward, his council of advisers have finished their proposals for two new Vatican departments, which would merge several others together.

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