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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

Aug 22, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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


Franciscans of the Immaculate decree worries traditionalists

Jul 30, 2013

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


Religious orders receive $23 million for retirement aid

Jun 20, 2013

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

Apr 6, 2013

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

Apr 4, 2013

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

May 24, 2012

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