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Pope Francis prays during his general audience on Wednesday, May 29,  2024, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

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

Jul 2, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“The anointing of the sick is not a sacrament only for those who are at the point of death. No.... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Full text of Bishop Paul Coakley’s pastoral letter on gender dysphoria, transgender movement

“On the Unity of the Body and Soul: Accompanying Those Experiencing Gender Dysphoria” was released on Good Shepherd Sunday. Read more

Courage to host event on pastoral approach to sexual identity

Dec 16, 2016

Courage International will team with the Phoenix diocese in the new year to host an event addressing same-sex attraction and... Read more

Photo by George Hodan (CC0 1.0).

Respond to divorced Catholics with love, theologians urge

The Catholic Church must reach out to Catholics who are divorced and remarried to let them know they are welcome... Read more

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap, at a Dec. 5, 2013 press conference in the Vatican

Vatican launches new commission for the protection of minors

Dec 5, 2013

By Elise Harris

Earlier today, Pope Francis accepted the proposal for a new commission which will advise him on the protection of children... Read more