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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

Apr 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Mar 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Mar 19, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Mar 15, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Mar 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Feb 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Feb 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 20, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Dec 11, 2013

By Elise Harris

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

Panel gives presentation on new book “Pray With the Bible, Meditate With the Word” during its launching on Oct. 30, 2013

New book aims to re-kindle biblical meditation

Nov 6, 2013

By Elise Harris

The American Bible Society has released a new study guide on how to pray Lectio Divina with the hope that... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his General Audience in Saint Peter's Square on Sept. 25, 2013

Pope Francis: Christians are 'called to a party'

Nov 5, 2013

During his daily Mass Pope Francis said that at the essence of Christianity is an invitation to the Lord’s feast,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his General Audience on Sept. 25, 2013

Pope Francis: No one can be Christian without love of God

Oct 31, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God’s love in order to be faithful, and encouraged... Read more

Shazam CEO Richard Riley speaks with CNA on Oct. 28, 2013

Former Yahoo executive thrilled to join 'brotherhood' of Church

Oct 31, 2013

By Elise Harris

The previous head of one of the internet’s leading online search engines travelled to Rome in order to be received... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013

Pope Francis warns faithful not to be 'rosewater Christians'

Oct 24, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis focused on the fact that we have been “re-created” in Christ, urging those in... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square on September 25, 2013 during his General Audience

Pope: Mary is united to Christ in the 'martyrdom' of her heart

Oct 23, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Sinners are closest to the heart of God, Pope reflects

Oct 22, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis stressed that Jesus came to save sinners, emphasizing also the importance of knowing... Read more