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Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

Mar 29, 2024 / 04:00 am

The Divine Mercy novena can be said at any time of the year, but it is especially said over the course of nine days beginning on Good Friday.

Here’s what the Holy Thursday Seven Churches Visitation devotion is all about

Mar 27, 2024 / 08:00 am

The devotion involves traveling to seven local churches after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on the evening of Holy Thursday.

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2024

Mar 23, 2024 / 05:00 am

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus to remove temporal punishment due to sin.

Attack on Coptic monastery in South Africa takes lives of three monks

Mar 13, 2024 / 14:30 pm

The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that three monks were attacked and murdered Tuesday in the Coptic monastery in South Africa.

What is inclusive language and why is it dangerous?

Mar 3, 2024 / 08:00 am

Inclusive language has been identified as “one of the tools” of gender ideology, a school of thought that has been repeatedly criticized by the Catholic Church. 

In mourning, actor Gary Sinise extols his son’s musical legacy, love of the Catholic faith

Feb 29, 2024 / 18:00 pm

Gary Sinise, the Catholic actor who played Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” announced the death of his 33-year-old son Mac, the victim of a rare form of cancer.

Catholic chapel where two men celebrated ‘marriage’ now subject to deconsecration

Feb 28, 2024 / 18:28 pm

The private Catholic chapel where two Spanish men celebrated their civil “marriage” last weekend is subject to “canonical effects” and deconsecration.

The little-known story of when the Masons tried to kill Don Bosco

Jan 31, 2024 / 04:00 am

History notes how much the Freemasons hated St. John Bosco — whose feast the Church celebrates Jan. 31 — but less is known about their attempts to kill him.

Ugandan priest named diocesan administrator of Louisiana diocese following death of bishop

Jan 26, 2024 / 07:15 am

Father Simon-Peter Engurait has been chosen as diocesan administrator of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana.

PHOTOS: The best signs seen at the 2024 March for Life

Jan 19, 2024 / 13:45 pm

Thousands of marchers turned out in spite of snow and freezing temperatures.

What Pope Benedict XVI said about St. Hilary of Poitiers

Jan 13, 2024 / 04:00 am

St. Hilary of Poitiers, who was named a doctor of the Church, battled against the Arian heresy that Jesus was not divine.

The history of the Epiphany: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 7, 2024 / 04:00 am

The feast of the Epiphany is even older than the feast of Christmas and enjoys its own season, which goes all the way until Feb. 2.

Pope Francis celebrates 54 years as a priest

Dec 13, 2023 / 10:00 am

On Dec. 13, 1969, just four days before his 33rd birthday, Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio — who today is Pope Francis — was ordained a priest.

Vatican unveils Nativity scene honoring St. Francis of Assisi and devotion’s 800-year-old origin 

Dec 9, 2023 / 18:00 pm

The scene in St. Peter’s Square depicts not only Mary and Joseph standing beside the manager, but also St. Francis of Assisi and others.

The miracle that made the Immaculate Virgin patroness of Spain and its infantry

Dec 8, 2023 / 07:00 am

In 1585 a miracle attributed to the Immaculate Conception allowed the Spanish troops to win the Battle of Empel in Holland. 

What is Advent anyway?

Dec 3, 2023 / 06:00 am

Need a refresher on Advent? Here’s some info that can help you live a great Advent this year.

Pope Francis’ health: Here’s a timeline of his medical issues in recent years

Nov 27, 2023 / 15:45 pm

The pope, who will turn 87 next month, has faced several painful medical conditions over the last few years.

How a Cincinnati parish became home to the first church dedicated to ‘Christ the King’

Nov 22, 2023 / 04:00 am

Pope Pius XI established the feast of Christ the King in 1925 as an antidote to the the growing secularist nationalism that followed World War I.

Cardinal Pizzaballa: For Christians in Gaza Strip, temptation is to look for future elsewhere

Oct 25, 2023 / 14:45 pm

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, speaks about the situation in the Holy Land in a recent interview with a Croatian newspaper.

In letter to diocese, Patriarch Pizzaballa urges: ‘It is time to stop this war’

Oct 24, 2023 / 08:25 am

“It will not solve any problem, but rather create new ones,” Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa said of the deadly conflict.