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Youth, discernment Pope's pick for next synod theme

Oct 6, 2016 - 09:00 am .- The theme for the 2018 Synod of Bishops has been released, and will focus on how to best teach the faith to young people and help them to discern God's will for their lives.

Here's what the VP candidates said about abortion last night

Oct 5, 2016 - 09:20 am .- The topic of abortion made an appearance at the vice presidential debate last night, as both candidates discussed the role of faith in their lives, and how it aligns with their political views.

Should Catholics be worried that faith was barely mentioned at the debate?

Sep 27, 2016 - 03:40 pm .- There were few direct statements about faith by the two presidential candidates in Monday’s debate. But that is not necessarily a cause for worry, Catholic analysts said.  

Openness to grace strengthens human reason, Pope reminds cardiologists

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:17 am .- The Church supports the work of studying God's creation in the human body and encourages the sciences in service to the weak and infirm of society, Pope Francis told cardiologists Wednesday.

Olympic runner who helped fallen competitor finds inspiration in God

Aug 17, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- An Olympic runner whose sportsmanship drew headlines this week says that her faith in God helps her to find joy in her sport.  

Youngest US track Olympian relies on God when times get tough

Aug 5, 2016 - 03:16 am .- Sydney McLaughlin has not had an easy year.

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Aug 2, 2016 - 01:48 pm .- Today's feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, a friar explained.

The story of Poland's majestic 'underground salt cathedral'

Jul 27, 2016 - 03:49 am .- Located just southeast of Krakow, the Wieliczka salt mine is famous for many things – most notably its underground chapels, made entirely out of rock salt.

Faith in a world under siege – thoughts from Archbishop Chaput

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:34 am .- Despite the challenges facing the United States, Catholics and Mormons can work together – with St. Augustine as a model, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Tuesday at Brigham Young University.

Pope Francis baptizes infants, says faith is their 'greatest inheritance'

Jan 10, 2016 - 03:07 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis baptized 26 babies in the Sistine Chapel, telling parents to nurture the faith in the lives of their children, because it is the greatest inheritance they can give.

A gruesome accident, a powerful faith – one Catholic couple's story

Dec 26, 2015 - 07:14 am .- It was a cold December day in Nebraska, and Ashley Stevens was riding in a car with four other women.

What does Christ have to do with cancer? One woman's path to peace

Nov 21, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Heather King never cared much for doctors.

Preschooler whose 'celebration of Mass' went viral dies of cancer

Nov 20, 2015 - 06:17 am .- A young Brazilian boy whose solemn reenactment of the Mass drew hordes of online traffic has passed away after nearly two years of battling an aggressive form of cancer.

A triumph through remarkable trial - the story of one Catholic athlete

Oct 6, 2015 - 03:07 am .- Remembering the words spoken by then-five year-old Valeria Tkacik still gives her mother, Anne, goose bumps.

Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable reign – and what her faith has to do with it

Sep 9, 2015 - 03:20 pm .- She has met the Beatles. She speaks fluent French. She has survived 12 U.S. Presidents and she even has a Facebook page. She served in WWII, driving a truck for the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service where she was known to change a flat tire or two.

Iraqi Christians have lost everything – except their faith, nun tells Congress

May 13, 2015 - 03:41 pm .- Having lost their homes, their heritage and their sense of dignity, Iraqi Christians victimized by the Islamic State feel abandoned by earthly powers, but their faith in God has only grown, an Iraqi nun told members of Congress May 13.

'I find God in suffering': The gripping life and death of Kayla Mueller

May 1, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Kayla Mueller, the young human rights activist who was killed earlier this year while being held hostage by ISIS, was a woman of faith with a heart full of compassion toward those who suffered, her parents say. Now, they intend to carry on her legacy of service to others.

For filmmakers, 'Little Boy' moved mountains of its own

Apr 25, 2015 - 03:54 pm .- A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of those working on it as well.

Bomb attack, ISIS invasion can't dampen faith of Iraqi seminarian

Apr 9, 2015 - 12:23 am .- Roni Marzina Momica has seen it all: a victim of a 2010 bus attack and among those forced to leave his home when ISIS invaded last year, he says Iraq’s “shattered” Christians need help.

Faith served straight up: how alcohol shapes cultural and religious identity

Apr 7, 2015 - 04:02 am .- From a glass of beer at dinner to the wine transubstantiated at the Last Supper, sharing a drink has held a profoundly important place in shaping people’s lives through the ages.

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