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Facebook restores blocked Catholic pages, citing malfunction

Jul 19, 2017

Facebook has restored more than 25 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in... Read more

Pope Francis during a Wednesday general audience in 2016.

When times are tough, turn to Jesus, Pope says

Jul 9, 2017

When life gets hard, Jesus especially invites us to turn to him, Pope Francis said.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a private Mass with Vatican maintenance staff on July 7, 2017.

Pope to maintenance staff: We are all sinners, but Jesus heals us

Jul 8, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis said that just like the biblical tax collectors, despite our sinfulness, Jesus seeks us out to... Read more

The Deposition by Caravaggio.

The art Pope Francis loves

Jul 7, 2017

What is Pope Francis’ idea of art?  Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Charlie Gard's GoFundMe page.

London hospital seeks another hearing in Charlie Gard case

Jul 7, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is applying for a new hearing with the high court after new evidence suggests... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, April 30, 2016.

Pope Francis to G20 Summit: With great power comes great responsibility

Jul 7, 2017

Pope Francis sent a message to leaders of the world's economy gathered for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, reminding... Read more


New bill expands already-liberal abortion laws in Oregon

Jul 7, 2017

A new bill in Oregon would expand the state’s already-liberal laws, requiring insurance companies to pay for abortions and other... Read more

Vatican photo of Pope John Paul II with Joaquin Navarro-Valls.

Pope St. John Paul II’s Former Spokesman Navarro-Valls Dies at 80

Jul 6, 2017

Pope St. John Paul II’s former spokesman, Dr. Joaquìn Navarro-Valls, has died at the age of 80.  Read more

Photo by Karl Fredrickson via Unsplash.

Bishop Barron: How to evangelize the 'nones'

Jul 4, 2017

By Mary Farrow

The way we evangelize should grab the world by the shoulders and shake it out of its apathy, Bishop Robert... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Charlie Gard's GoFundMe page.

Pope's hospital in Rome offers to take Charlie Gard

Jul 3, 2017

The president of the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome, also known as the "Pope's Hospital", has offered to transfer... Read more

Thomas touches the wounds of the Risen Jesus.

Archbishop Lori: What Doubting Thomas can teach us about freedom

Jul 3, 2017

By Mary Farrow

An encounter with the Lord frees us from sin, and frees us for mission, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore... Read more

Pope Francis visits an earthquake zone in Italy in 2016. Photo: L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis donates 50,000 euros to Greek island struck by earthquake

Jul 3, 2017

Pope Francis has donated 50 thousand euros to the island of Lesbos, Greece, which is recovering from a June earthquake.  Read more

Hands in prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2015.

Why choose celibacy? A gay Catholic speaks out

Jun 29, 2017

More than 10 years ago, Steve Gershom found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was... Read more

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Jun 14, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Republican House Majority Whip and Catholic Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional... Read more

This parish is hosting a benefit concert for children with cancer

May 26, 2017

A young girl in Charles Town, West Virginia was undergoing treatment for bone cancer when she dreamed about meeting a... Read more

Pope Francis ordains 10 men to the priesthood May 7, 2017.

Pope urges new priests to serve with joy, never sadness

May 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 10 men to the priesthood, telling them to imitate Jesus in every aspect of their... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowds of young people gathered in Meazza-San Siro Stadium during his day trip to Milan, Italy on March 25, 2017.

In Milan, Pope makes youth promise to never be a bully

Mar 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

In last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking... Read more

Marijuana leaf.

California bishops: Legalizing marijuana hurts kids, the poor

Oct 29, 2016

When it comes to legalizing marijuana in California, the risks to children, teens and the poor are just too great,... Read more

Pope Francis says religious harmony in Azerbaijan must continue

Oct 2, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with political leaders Sunday, Pope Francis praised the peaceful relationship among Catholics, Muslims, Orthodox, and Jews in... Read more

Pope Francis arrives to the airport of Baku in Azerbaijan Oct. 2, 2016.

In Azerbaijan, Pope says faith, service weave Christian life together

Oct 2, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis celebrated Mass immediately after landing in Azerbaijan Sunday, telling faithful gathered in the small church that faith and... Read more