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Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Public Domain.

What caused the Reformation? A Catholic explainer

One fated Halloween, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle in a... Read more

Portrait of Pope Saint John XXIII, CC 4.0 via Wikipedia.

Pope John XXIII a testimony to 'the strength of goodness'

The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint's deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others,... Read more

Locals greet Pope Francis in Bogota, Colombia on September 7, 2017 during his September 6-11 papal visit to the country.

True peace hinges on the people, not bureaucracy, Pope says

On his last day in Colombia, Pope Francis said the peace process shouldn't be reduced to bureaucratic talks between two... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the image of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá at the Cathedral of Bogota in Colombia on September 7, 2017.

Be humble in serving your brothers and sisters in need, Pope says in Colombia

In his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis said the story of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, the patroness of Colombia, provides an... Read more

Facebook restores blocked Catholic pages, citing malfunction

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pregnant.

New bill expands already-liberal abortion laws in Oregon

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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