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The healing of a bleeding woman, Rome, Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter.

How the early Christians lived their lives: 5 ways to be a witness today

Mar 12, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The example set by the early followers of Jesus of Nazareth has inspired and resonated with Catholics of all times,... Read more

Pope Francis appears in the window of the Apostolic Palace to give his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 14, 2024.

Pope Francis: ‘War itself is a crime against humanity’

Jan 14, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Speaking at the end of his Angelus address, the pope urged people to pray for all who are suffering due... Read more

Pope Francis holds a puzzle cube during his meeting with young people at a sports arena in Budapest, Hungary, on April 29, 2023.

TEXT: ‘Don’t be couch potatoes!’ Pope Francis urges youth

Apr 29, 2023

By Pope Francis

“Life is real, not virtual. It does not take place on a screen, but in the world!” Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Jan. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis: To stay with Jesus requires the courage to leave our sins

Jan 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Following Jesus “means giving up the time wasted on so many useless things,” the pope said. Read more

Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing.

Michigan bishop ‘humbled’ by success of weekly discipleship challenge

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The year-long initiative has attracted more than 11,000 weekly subscribers. Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 11, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for media covering the coronavirus pandemic 

Apr 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered a prayer for media professionals who are covering the coronavirus pandemic before his daily Mass on Wednesday.  Read more

What’s going to bring the ‘nones’ back to the Church?

Jun 14, 2019

By Matt Hadro

As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore this week, primarily to vote on proposals to respond to the clergy abuse... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope Francis appeals for Yemen's starving children

Feb 3, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

During the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis urged people to think of and pray for the many people in Yemen, especially... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis: Discipleship takes sacrifice

Sep 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A fundamental rule of being a disciple of Christ is the necessity to make sacrifices and deny one’s self, Pope... Read more

L'Alto Catholic Institute. Courtesy photo.

Chicago discipleship building group coming to three new cities

Apr 26, 2018

By Perry West

Originally created as an organization to form disciples in the Chicago area, L’Alto Catholic Institute is now expanding to three... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US.

Be missionary disciples of Christ, apostolic nuncio encourages US bishops

Nov 13, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

On the opening day of the US bishops' plenary assembly, Archbishop Christophe Pierre addressed the gathering, encouraging them to prioritize... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 16, 2015.

Pope Francis in Colombia: True freedom is found in courageous discipleship

Sep 9, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday, Pope Francis said that true freedom is found in letting go of the superficial things we cling to... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

When we seek Christ, we gain much more than we lose, Francis says

Jul 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis said that when we seek out Christ, sacrificing everything in the process, in the end we... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday, 2015.

No matter who you are, make Christ your number one, Pope Francis says

Jul 2, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis said that everyone – lay or religious – must put their relationship with Jesus above all... Read more

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

To know Jesus we must follow him, says Pope Francis

Feb 20, 2014

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of Christian discipleship, emphasizing the need for Christians to follow... Read more

Archbishop Paul S Coakley of Oklahoma City. (File Photo/CNA).

Oklahoma City archbishop reveals five-year discipleship plan

Oct 17, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

In an Oct. 7 pastoral letter entitled “Go Make Disciples,” Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City offered to the members... Read more