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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