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Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, Archbishop of Brasilia, leaves Paul VI Hall.

Decreases in religious life could prompt canon law reform

In the context of a discussion on the exodus of religious and priests, the heads of the congregation for religious... Read more

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Spanish religious sister remembered for devotion to immigrants

Franciscan Sister Teresa Losada, known in Spain as “the nun of the immigrants,” died Aug. 25 at the age of... Read more

Sr. Marie-Celine receives her habit at her profession as a novice, Aug. 15, 2013.

Community's love for Mary draws young woman to religious life

On the recent feast of the Assumption, a young U.S. woman became a novice with a traditional religious order after... Read more

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Franciscans of the Immaculate decree worries traditionalists

The Vatican Congregation for Religious, with the approval of Pope Francis, has appointed a commissioner to oversee the Franciscan Friars... Read more

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Religious orders receive $23 million for retirement aid

More than $20 million has been distributed to U.S. religious communities to help care for their elderly and retired members... Read more

Pope appoints top Franciscan to Vatican's religious life department

Pope Francis made his first appointment within the Roman Curia this morning, choosing his friend, Franciscan Father José Rodríguez Carballo,... Read more

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations day to focus on hope

As the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations draws near, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared resources... Read more

On the Solemnity of the Ascension, Cardinal Joachim Meisner blessed the new Benedictine cloister in Tabgha.

New cloister for Benedictine monks dedicated in Holy Land

High-ranking Catholic churchmen dedicated a new cloister on May 17 at a Benedictine monastery built at the site where Jesus... Read more