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Blessed Emilia Fernandez

This pregnant woman who died in a prison in Spain, became a Martyr of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison during the Civil War (1936-1939) refused to give up... Read more

Elias Elsayah at Chris and Sam's Barber Shop in Norwood, Massachusetts

From sin to scissors: the barber shop evangelist

May 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Six days a week on busy Washington Street in Norwood, Massachusetts, barber Elias Elsayah can be found clipping hair and... Read more

Dominique Dawes.

Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

Apr 17, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes talks about her conversion to the Catholic faith, and how God has been at work in... Read more

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Pope Francis urges Roman Curia to confront the 'ecclesial crisis'

Dec 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged the Roman Curia Monday not to view the Church in terms of conflict, but to see the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: The path to holiness requires spiritual combat

Sep 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness.  Read more

Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square on December 9, 2016.

Pope Francis: Advent is a time of conversion

Dec 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

As Pope Francis blessed children's nativity scene figurines Sunday, the pope said that the Advent season is a time of... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Oct. 9, 2019.

Pope Francis warns Catholics to not profess ideology over faith

Oct 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis warned Catholics to not turn their faith into an ideology, as he said... Read more

The DeVine Family. Courtesy of the DeVine Family.

How a search for a church, and for truth, led this Protestant family to Catholicism  

Jun 29, 2019

By Jenny Uebbing

Allison DeVine’s conversion began in a preschool classroom.  Read more

Ryan Prasad and Bob Buckham at St. Mary's. Courtesy of Ryan Prasad.

'I've encountered Him' - how one inmate lost everything and found Christ

Apr 18, 2019

By Kate Veik

Ryan Prasad desperately wanted to change his life.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Nov. 14, 2018.

Pope Francis: Conversion requires a resolve to sin no more

Apr 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday emphasized the need for people to have a firm resolve to change their lives when they ask... Read more

Under pressure, UK to reconsider asylum application of Iranian Christian

Mar 25, 2019

The British Home Office has agreed to reconsider the asylum claim of an Iranian Christian, after it was shown on... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 20, 2019.

Pope Francis tells Catholics not to abuse God's mercy

Mar 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The mercy of God is not an invitation to “spiritual laziness,” but requires a sincere and prompt response from those... Read more

The Petiprin family with Fr. John Hammond. Courtesy photo.

How this Episcopalian’s own book convinced him to become Catholic

Jan 3, 2019

By Perry West

An Episcopalian priest set out to write a book on finding and understanding the Gospel’s truth. Now, after he and... Read more

Father Juan de Cáceres (right) during his priestly ordination.

From bartender to priest: 'God is very insistent!'

Dec 17, 2018

How do you go from being a bartender who has not attended Mass for 15 years to becoming a priest?  Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: Advent demands conversion, recognizing our mistakes

Dec 9, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“To prepare the way for the Lord who comes, it is necessary to take into account the demands of conversion,”... Read more

Princess Alexandra of Hanover at the Rose Ball 2018 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, March 24, 2018.

Monegasque princess removed from British line of succession for becoming Catholic

Oct 1, 2018

Princess Alexandra of Hanover, a member of the royal family of Monaco, has reportedly been removed from her distant place... Read more

Pope Francis receives absolution during a penitential celebration at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Pope to theologians: Spiritual conversion should precede pastoral solutions

Jul 27, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On moral, theological issues, conversion of heart – in Greek, metanoia – should take place before the development of pastoral... Read more

Pope Francis prays in Krakow Poland on July 27, 2016.

Pope on first Sunday of Lent: Now is the time for conversion

Feb 18, 2018

Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel, Pope Francis said in his Angelus... Read more

For former abortion workers, kindness changes hearts

Jan 19, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Myra Neyer used to work a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood Baltimore. Today, she has left the abortion industry and... Read more

Priest collar.

Arlington priest reveals former KKK membership, takes voluntary leave of absence

Aug 22, 2017

An Arlington priest revealed Monday that he was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan before converting while in... Read more