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Boston Globe's new site hopes to show that 'Catholic Church matters'

A new website launched by the Boston Globe seeks to have a wide appeal in covering “all things Catholic,” focusing... Read more

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Catholics denounce use of hashtags for 'paramilitary warfare'

Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope sends letter of condolence to family of James Foley

Pope Francis sent a letter to the family of a U.S. journalist killed by ISIS last week, assuring them of... Read more

Korean youth pose during the closing mass for the 6th Asian Youth Day with Pope Francis on Aug. 17, 2014.

Korean Church has revitalized my faith, Filipino youth reflects

At the conclusion of the 6th Asian Youth Day, a young Filipino pilgrim stated that the greatest thing he will... Read more

A priest from the Shalom Community celebrates Mass at a Shalom Evangelization Center in Fatima, Brazil in this undated file photo.

Brazil Catholic community leads surging charismatic renewal

As a steadily growing movement in the Catholic Church, the Charismatic Renewal includes an estimated 160 million of the world's... Read more

Cardinal Vinko Puljic speaks during an Oasis conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia June, 17 2014.

Bosnian Catholics in a 'grave position,' cardinal warns

During a recent conference in Bosnia discussing interreligious violence Cardinal Vinko Puljic spoke of the country’s historic divisions, stating that... Read more

Fr. Gabriel Quicke speaks with CNA on May 16, 2014

Vatican official sees 'warming-up' of Catholic-Orthodox relations

A member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity affirmed the sentiments of many who believe that Catholic-Orthodox relations... Read more

A panel of participants in a Vatican conference on human trafficking speak with journalists during an April 10, 2014 press conference

Vatican, civil authorities join forces against human trafficking

Gathered in Rome to discuss methods for the eradication of human slavery, both law enforcement and Vatican officials exchanged ideas... Read more

Official logo for Pope Francis' Apostolic Voyage to South Korea in August, 2014

Vatican announces logo, motto for papal trip to Korea

The Holy See has released the official motto and logo for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to South Korea, which is... Read more

Panel of participant pose for a picture in the March 25 press conference announcing the 2015 World Day of Families

Archbishop underscores beauty, joy of family life

At the official presentation of the upcoming World Day of Families in Rome, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke of the importance... Read more

(Click on image to see full size) Infographic: Persecuted and Forgotten?

Worldwide Christian persecution a growing trend, report shows

In a recently-released summary report called “Persecuted and Forgotten?” Aid to the Church in Need has revealed a worldwide growth... Read more

 Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon.

Three years in, Catholics note brutality of Syrian conflict

As today marks the third anniversary of uprisings which led to civil war in Syria, Catholic leaders there and in... Read more

The Trapp Family Singers give their first Boston concert, Dec. 12, 1941. Photo by Larry Gordon.

Last Von Trapp singer, who served as missionary, dies at 99

On Feb. 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp passed away after spending her life as a performer alongside her six siblings,... Read more

A married couple waits to be blessed by Pope Francis during his Oct. 16, 2013 General Audience

Scottish Church 'disappointed' in legalization of gay marriage

In a statement released on behalf of the Catholic Church in Scotland, officials lamented parliament’s decision to allow same-sex “marriages,”... Read more

Fr. Denis Duval participates in a conference on education and the New Evangelization on Jan. 31, 2014

Education should foster freedom, maturity, priest explains

During a special conference exploring the role of education in the New Evangelization, Fr. Denis Biju Duval noted that education... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience on Dec. 4, 2013

A Christian without the Church is an 'absurd dichotomy,' says Pope

In his daily Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the intrinsic relationship between the Church and the People of God, emphasizing... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Pope Francis: accept the surprises of God

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Christian freedom, observing that it comes from our docility... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday general audience on Jan. 8, 2014

'Faith can do everything,' reflects Pope

During his daily Mass Pope Francis spoke on the virtue of faith, stating that all things are possible with this... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Pope urges faithful to remember 'glorious hope' of Baptism

In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the sacrament of Baptism, highlighting how it is... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Pope: Final Judgment brings comfort, despite our fears

In his general audience Pope Francis reflected that the reality of the Final Judgment allows us to trust in God... Read more