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Arizona parish finds hope in wake of tragedies

Jul 10, 2013 - 06:06 am .- As the city of Prescott, Ariz. grieves the loss of nineteen elite firefighters, Sacred Heart Catholic Parish is also coping with the “whirlwind” of the past few weeks.

Light of faith will illuminate the world, encyclical teaches

Jul 6, 2013 - 08:28 am .- The theme of light is pivotal in the first Church encyclical written by “four hands.”

In encyclical, Pope says 'light of faith' must transform lives

Jul 5, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- In his first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” or “The Light of Faith,” Pope Francis highlighted the need to let Christ’s love transform and renew our lives, so that we may transmit our faith to the world.  

Vatican archbishop: encyclical offers insight into Francis' style

Jul 5, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- A Vatican archbishop believes that the first encyclical issued by Pope Francis provides an “introduction” to the Pontiff’s teaching and pastoral style.  

New encyclical is a spiritual 'light,' says Vatican publisher

Jul 5, 2013 - 10:42 am .- At its title suggests, “Lumen Fidei,” – the first encyclical by Pope Francis, released July 5 – is truly a “light,” said Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House.

Release of Pope Francis' first encyclical stresses beauty of faith

Jul 5, 2013 - 07:04 am .- The first encyclical of Pope Francis – which had been started by the former Pope, Benedict XVI – has been released today to help strengthen the faith of Catholics worldwide.

Artist's faith grows through Benedict XVI portrait

Jul 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- A British artist who has painted the British royal family and Margaret Thatcher in person says his Christian faith “deepened” after completing a portrait of Benedict XVI.

Laity Sunday in Mumbai encourages formation in faith

Jun 24, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A June 23 seminar in Mumbai, India, sought to help Catholics, including families and young people, commit to living a spirit of faith and renewal as part of their role in evangelization.

Teen attributes recovery from coma to global prayer chain

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:10 pm .- A year ago, 16 year-old Antonia Cabrera suffered a stroke and was expected to die. Today, she can speak, walk with some difficulty and is continuing a recovery that she attributes to prayers across the globe.

Pope confirms faith encyclical nearly done

Jun 13, 2013 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks this morning and told members of the Synod of Bishops that the encyclical on faith is almost ready and the exhortation on evangelization will be finished before the Year of Faith is over.

Rome visit deepens former NFL quarterback's faith

Jun 11, 2013 - 09:35 am .- As he stood next to St. Peter’s Square, former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon reflected on how his family’s first visit to Rome deepened their faith.

Without evangelization, Church is barren, says Pope

May 8, 2013 - 10:52 am .- If the Church does not have the “apostolic courage” that led Saint Paul to evangelize, she becomes a “stalled Church … without fertility,” Pope Francis said in his May 8 homily.

Denver archbishop says faith requires trust, intimacy with God

Mar 2, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Trust in God is the key foundation of faith which allows one to develop an intimate and personal relationship with the Father, according to Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

Theologian calls beauty 'starting point' for faith

Feb 7, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Prominent theologian Dr. Michael Waldstein said that despite the modern world's dismissal of the connection between goodness and truth, the beauty of the natural world and human relationships can lead to faith in God.

Bishop Conley: Christmas shows God is with mankind

Dec 24, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., says Christmas shows that God is truly with mankind despite the evils of the world, which means Christians must “find the miraculous amid the ordinary.”

Pope says faith includes trust in dark moments

Dec 19, 2012 - 10:12 am .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on faith this Wednesday, saying that at times it includes an element of darkness.

Study finds 84 percent of world has religious affiliation

Dec 19, 2012 - 02:23 am .- More than 80 percent of people around the world – about 5.8 billion individuals – identify with a religious group, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock's faith

Dec 8, 2012 - 06:06 am .- In a Dec. 6 article for the Wall Street Journal, Jesuit priest Father Mark Henninger recounted his time with famed director Alfred Hitchcock towards the end of his life.

Don't squander your faith, Pope urges young Churches

Sep 7, 2012 - 10:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI says that the most newly evangelized parts of the world now have to pass on the gift of Jesus Christ which they have recently received.

Every bishop must defend the faith, Vatican official says

Nov 24, 2011 - 01:20 pm .- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect for the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, said that every bishop is required to proclaim the Church's teachings to modern society.

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