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Pope Francis  announced the start of a Year of Prayer in his Angelus address from the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on Jan. 21, 2024.

Pope Francis announces Year of Prayer to prepare for 2025 Jubilee

Jan 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope said that a Year of Prayer starting Jan. 21 will be “a year dedicated... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message on the topic of “vices and virtuesc” at his Wednesday general audience on Jan. 3, 2024.

Pope Francis: Never forget that Jesus is beside you in your worst moments

Jan 3, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In life’s worst moments, never forget that Jesus is beside you, Pope Francis said Wednesday. Read more

Pope Francis meets on April 29, 2023, with children and adults who are visually impaired and have other disabilities at a Catholic institute in Budapest, Hungary, dedicated to Blessed László Batthyány-Strattmann.

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December

Dec 1, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is for people with disabilities. Read more

Flames rise from the car and a bus, set alight at the junction of Bachelors Walk and the O'Connell Bridge, in Dublin on Nov. 23, 2023, as people took to the streets following the stabbings earlier in the day.

Dublin archbishop responds to stabbing of 3 children that sparked violent riots

Nov 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Dermot Farrell has asked people to join him in praying for the injured, which includes a 5-year-old girl who... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the at the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens on May 31, 2021, against the backdrop of an image of Our Lady, Undoer (or Untier) of Knots.

How Pope Francis spread devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Sep 28, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

This popular devotion traces its origins to Germany, in 1612, when a priest ministered to a couple in a difficult... Read more

Pope Francis is flanked by a grandmother and grandson during his Angelus reflection on July 23, 2023, in honor of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Here’s a beautiful prayer you can say on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2023

Jul 23, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

The prayer from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life invokes Mary’s intercession. Read more

A priest administers the Anointing of the Sick.

A new book of prayers for laypeople ministering to the sick could be on its way

Nov 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops are considering publishing a new prayer book for laypeople who want to minister to the sick, especially when... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012. | Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster delivering a speech at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Aug. 23, 2018.

Updated: Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death at 96

Sep 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Even in my sorrow, shared with so many around the world, I am filled with an immense sense of gratitude... Read more

USCCB after 9 killed in San Jose shooting: “Something fundamentally broken in our society”

May 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said on Wednesday, May 26,... Read more

Floating tiki bar.

A drowning man prayed for help. God sent a floating tiki bar filled with priests.

Sep 8, 2020

When Jimmy Macdonald found himself floundering in the waters of Lake George in New York next to his tipped kayak,... Read more

 Westminster Bridge, Big Ben.

Prayers go out amid confusion, chaos following London attack

Mar 22, 2017

Church and government leaders offered prayers in the aftermath of an attack in London on Wednesday afternoon.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Do not reduce the faith to 'moralistic' ideology, Pope warns

Oct 17, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, “moralistic” ideology, stressing the... Read more