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Woman healed by John Paul II's intercession recounts miracle

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:28 am .- Floribeth Mora Diaz, the Costa Rican woman whose healing through the intercession of Bl. John Paul II paved the way for his canonization Sunday, describes the incident as being a rebirth.

Spread Christ's joy as did St Jose de Anchieta, Pope urges

Apr 24, 2014 - 03:14 pm .- During a Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Jose de Anchieta, Pope Francis spoke Thursday on the theme of joy, saying that while it can be intimidating, it is a gift of God which ought to be spread.

Ancient Roman church to host English pre-canonization prayer vigil

Apr 24, 2014 - 02:30 am .- On April 26, the evening before the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, English speaking pilgrims from across the globe will gather at San Marco al Campidoglio in Rome.

Benedict XVI: I knew during his life that John Paul II was a saint

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life.

Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:34 am .- Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the program in Arabic is fostering religious freedom in countries persecuted for their faith.

Youth fill Rome's cathedral to remember John Paul II, John XXIII

Apr 22, 2014 - 05:23 pm .- The Basilica of St. John Lateran, cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, was filled Tuesday with thousands of youths who had come to learn more about the two Bishops of Rome who will be canonized Sunday.

English bishop: assisted suicide bill threatens vulnerable

Apr 22, 2014 - 04:12 pm .- Catholic Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has warned that a British proposal to legalize assisted suicide would change “long-established laws which uphold the sanctity of human life” and put the weakest in society at risk.

Pope Francis gives Easter eggs to children with cancer

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis sent 150 Easter eggs to the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital as an Easter gift to children hospitalized with cancer.

Pope leads thousands in Stations of the Cross reflections

Apr 18, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Following his celebration of the liturgy commemorating the Lord's Passion, Pope Francis led pilgrims in the traditional prayer of the Stations of the Cross, which was held inside of the Coliseum in Rome.

New English discernment house hopes to help vocations flourish

Apr 16, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has announced plans for a house of discernment for potential priests, emphasizing the need for “a renewed love for the priesthood.”

Expert says social media changes are evangelization opportunity

Apr 15, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- The internet and social media have caused major changes in human communication, but also create a “tremendous opportunity” for evangelization, a communications expert with the U.S. bishops has said.

Pontifical council considers energy’s relation to justice, peace

Apr 13, 2014 - 07:03 am .- The Vatican body concerned with justice and peace presented a book Friday which considers their connection with energy, and how energy can both threaten and serve integral human development.

John Paul II's secretary: pontificate was marked by martyrdom

Apr 11, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, one of Bl. John Paul II’s closest collaborators, said the Pope’s holiness and pontificate were characterized by martyrdom.

Maidan protests gave rise to a 'new society' in Ukraine

Apr 10, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The three months of protests in Kyiv’s Maidan Square were a demonstration of Ukrainians’ moving beyond fear to find their freedom and founding a new society, a philosopher from the country’s east has reflected.

Fatima statue inspires devotion, prayer in Castel Gandolfo

Apr 10, 2014 - 02:49 am .- Locals and swarms of pilgrims from various parts of the world gathered in Castel Gandolfo outside of Rome recently to show their Marian devotion and join in communal prayer.

Lawyers warn of global push for 'gender identity' language

Apr 9, 2014 - 05:40 am .- Attorneys working for human rights at the United Nations and other global organizations note a growing trend to introduce “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language – as well as abortion rights – into international law.

Spanish archbishop encourages faithful to attend canonizations

Apr 2, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- Archbishop Jose Ansejo Pelegrina of Seville, Spain, has issued a pastoral letter inviting Catholics to take part in pilgrimages to Rome to attend the April 27 canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.  

Pope names auxiliary bishop for key English archdiocese

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:46 am .- Pope Francis appointed a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Westminster Monday: Monsignor Nicholas Gilbert Hudson, a parish priest of the Southwark archdiocese.

Lawyer identifies key groups in European persecution of Christians

Mar 30, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Legal counsel Paul Coleman has spoken of the increasing persecution of Christians in Europe, identifying the main groups driving ideological agendas counter to Church teaching.

Salesians' new leader worked with Bergoglio in Argentina

Mar 29, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, a Spaniard who most recently served as provincial in southern Argentina, was elected rector major of the Salesians of St. John Bosco March 25.

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