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For Liberia's faithful, only Christ offers hope amid Ebola panic

Oct 9, 2014 - 11:51 am .- With hundreds dead from the devastating Ebola virus and no signs of relief on the horizon, one archbishop in Liberia says the people’s faith is what helps them maintain hope.  

NYC, DC prayer breakfasts geared at New Evangelization

Oct 3, 2014 - 07:40 pm .- Upcoming prayer breakfasts in New York City and Washington, D.C., seek to inform and equip attendees to be active participants in the New Evangelization.  

US bishops invite faithful to pray for family synod

Sep 24, 2014 - 04:50 am .- The U.S. bishops have asked Catholics to take part in a worldwide day of prayer on Sept. 28 for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family.  

Pope Francis: Love doesn't care if you're ugly or beautiful

Sep 9, 2014 - 10:04 am .- In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about the love of Christ for his Church, noting how in the Gospel he prayed for his disciples, chose them personally, and remained close to each.

Baghdad bishop: Take a 'real' challenge by praying

Aug 25, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- A bishop in Baghdad is challenging the faithful across the world to join in 30 minutes of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Aug. 26 for peace in Iraq and for refugees of violence in the country.

Pope sends letter of condolence to family of James Foley

Aug 25, 2014 - 07:25 am .- Pope Francis sent a letter to the family of a U.S. journalist killed by ISIS last week, assuring them of his closeness and prayers for reconciliation and peace throughout the world.

St. Louis archbishop urges prayer in face of Ferguson violence

Aug 19, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is asking Catholics to offer special prayers for peace in the coming days.

Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'

Aug 15, 2014 - 04:50 am .- Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification while stressing repentance and forgiveness.

Pope Francis takes to Twitter in appeal for Iraqi citizens

Aug 11, 2014 - 05:55 am .- Since Friday Pope Francis has been tweeting three times a day asking faithful and parishes to both pray for those affected by violence in Iraq, as well as to offer material support.

Prayers urged as black mass organizer claims consecrated Host

Aug 8, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would be a “terrible sacrilege” that requires a prayerful response, the local archbishop emphasized.

Pope issues urgent appeal for global help of Iraqi Christians

Aug 7, 2014 - 08:34 am .- As Iraq’s largest Christian city fell into the hands of the Islamic State, Pope Francis issued an urgent appeal asking for peace, and called for worldwide efforts to assist those affected by increasing violence.

Social networking prayer site holds contest to share faith

Aug 6, 2014 - 05:13 pm .- The social networking site May Feelings, dedicated to sharing prayers and messages, has announced a new contest to reward the “most original, creative and effective” efforts that challenge youth to share the faith.

Peruvian abortion law prompts call for prayer, fasting

Aug 6, 2014 - 02:08 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking God for the reversal of the nation’s new law allowing some abortions.

Pope Francis issues peace plea to all Holy See embassies

Jul 30, 2014 - 08:04 am .- Signed by Vatican secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, a “nota verbale” was sent to all embassies accredited to the Holy See on behalf of Pope Francis, who urged ambassadors to work for peace.

Archbishop Kurtz: Do not forget the power of prayer amid violence

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:50 am .- Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:54 am .- According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.

Pope Francis prays for peace during Angelus

Jul 13, 2014 - 07:35 am .- Following his reflections on the Sunday’s Gospel parable of the sower and the seed, Pope Francis called for peace in the Holy Land, asking participants to join him in a moment of silent prayer.

Caritas leader: 'The whole Middle East is at stake'

Jul 11, 2014 - 09:42 am .- The secretary-general for Caritas International has voiced his concern over the lack of aid being provided to those suffering from conflicts, urging the faithful to get involved and break the “cycle of indifference.”

Violence begets violence, Church leaders in Holy Land declare

Jul 9, 2014 - 02:15 pm .- In a declaration issued by the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, Church leaders decried ongoing violence in the region, criticizing leaders’ closed-mindedness, and calling for peaceful negotiations.

Catholic aid organizations scramble to meet Iraqi needs

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:56 am .- In a tumultuous Iraq facing an increasingly uncertain future, Catholic charity organizations are rallying to meet the immediate needs of those afflicted by ongoing violence.

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