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Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019.

Cardinal Burke promotes 9-month novena to pray for the Church amid ‘forces of sin’

Feb 27, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The American cardinal, who founded the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wisconsin, announced the prayer initiative in a... Read more


U.S. bishops launch mental health campaign with special novena, discussions

Oct 10, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The National Catholic Mental Health Campaign will begin Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day, with a Novena for Mental Health,... Read more


Here’s how to pray this year’s Novena for Life that starts on Jan. 12

Jan 12, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The novena begins on Thursday, Jan. 12, and concludes on Friday, Jan. 20, the date of the national March for... Read more

"Massacre of the Innocents," by Mariano Rossi (1731-1807), in the church Chiesa id san Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome.

A pro-life novena to the Holy Innocents who died for Baby Jesus

Dec 19, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The novena asks for the intercession of the Holy Innocents — the baby boys who are, today, recognized as the... Read more


Knights of Columbus urges members to join novena for Ukraine and Russia

Mar 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly of the Knights of Columbus has called on his fellow knights to join in a nine-day... Read more

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proudly displays her Olympics gold medal and the Miraculous Medal, a devotional medallion depicting the Virgin Mary.

Gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz inspires the Philippines with her victory and Catholic devotion

Jul 27, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

After completing her final lift in a very close competition, Diaz burst into tears, clutched at the Miraculous Medal of... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe. public domain

EWTN invites Catholics to novena for US at 'critical moment' for nation

Sep 28, 2020

The EWTN network has invited Catholics to join a novena to the Mother of God that will begin Tuesday, and... Read more

LA archdiocese to lead novena for sexual abuse healing

Apr 17, 2020

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will lead nine days of prayer and reflection for healing from sexual abuse, from April... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the grotto in the French shrine.

French Catholics begin novena as Lourdes closes for first time in history

Mar 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Gaudete Sunday Mass with Rome's Filipino community Dec. 15, 2019.

Pope Francis celebrates a Filipino Christmas tradition at the Vatican

Dec 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

On Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated a Filipino Christmas tradition in St. Peter’s Basilica -- the Simbang Gabi Christmas novena.  Read more

March for Life participants in front of the Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

Bishops announce nine-week novena ahead of Supreme Court confirmation

Jul 30, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life is being led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.... Read more

North and South Korea flags.

Novena for North Korea sheds light on issues beyond denuclearization

Jun 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Following two historic summits involving North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s bishops are calling on Catholics to pray... Read more

Mary the Immaculate Conception. La Colosal. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Here's a pre-election novena to Mary, patroness of the US

Oct 30, 2016

With the Nov. 8 election approaching, the Knights of Columbus have released a novena addressed to Mary, the Immaculate Conception,... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Pray – don't speculate – about the Vatican family synod, say novena organizers

Feb 6, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Amid concern over whether or not October's Synod on the Family will protect the Church's teaching on marriage, one lay... Read more

How to join the US bishops in 9 Days for Life

Jan 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops hope a new pro-life prayer campaign will unite Catholics against not only abortion, but other threats to... Read more

Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. Photo

Tulsa bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to black mass

Aug 4, 2014

A novena of prayer and fasting leading up to the Feast of the Assumption has been planned to combat the... Read more