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Shopping in Poland.

Polish lawmakers consider closing shops on Sundays

Nov 27, 2017

Poland could gradually end Sunday shopping in the next three years, if lawmakers approve a bill under consideration in the... Read more

Pope Francis greets people with disabilities following the General Audience on Nov. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis: What matters in the end is how well we loved

Nov 26, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis said that when the Final Judgment comes, what will matter most is how much we loved... Read more

Vatican to UN: We must work together to eliminate causes of human trafficking

Nov 25, 2017

The international community must join forces to eliminate human trafficking and its root causes, the Vatican’s representative to the United... Read more

5th National Missionary Conference.

In Argentina, 600 missionaries renew commitment to spreading Gospel

Nov 25, 2017

More than 600 people participated in the 5th National Missionary Conference held this week in Neuquen, Argentina, and committed to... Read more

Bishop Jorge Rodriguez.

Denver bishop to offer Christ the King Mass for immigrants and refugees

Nov 25, 2017

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver will celebrate a Spanish-language Mass for immigrants and refugees on the Solemnity of Christ... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Oct. 11, 2017.

Pope: For Christians, work is more than an occupation, it's a mission

Nov 24, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a letter for the conclusion of a conference on labor on Friday, Pope Francis said work is about more... Read more

Find hope in the sign of the cross, Pope tells Eastern Christians

Nov 24, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Eastern Christians in the Middle East, who are experiencing persecution and violence, to take hope... Read more

Pope Francis greets a migrant at a welcoming hub near Cesena, Italy on Oct. 1, 2017.

Pope on migration: Peace isn't possible unless we go beyond polemics

Nov 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

When it comes to migration, Pope Francis said the world, particularly Christians, must approach the issue with a “contemplative gaze”... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016 in the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Little Sisters face new lawsuit over their HHS mandate exemption

Nov 24, 2017

The Little Sisters of the Poor are returning to court to defend their exemption from the federal contraception mandate, after... Read more

Pope Francis leads a prayer vigil for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Nov. 23, 2017.

Pope prays for peace, victims of war in Congo and South Sudan

Nov 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

With plans to visit South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year thwarted by ongoing conflict, Pope... Read more

Commentary: Giving thanks for trials - and for providence

Nov 23, 2017

By JD Flynn

The best feast our family has ever had was in a hospital room, four years ago, on Christmas. Our daughter was... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a baby at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 22, 2017.

When you serve others, stay humble, Pope tells Franciscans

Nov 23, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said on Thursday to always be humble when serving others, especially the least of these, remembering how much... Read more

Cardinal DiNardo: This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for immigrants and refugees

Nov 23, 2017

In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful... Read more

Thanksgiving at the North American College, Rome.

A Seminarian Thanksgiving in Rome

Nov 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Seminarians studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome have a lot to be thankful for come Thanksgiving Day.... Read more

Homeless man.

Catholics encounter the homeless on the streets of Hollywood

Nov 22, 2017

By Perry West

A Eucharistic procession is not the first thing people expect to see on the streets of Hollywood, California.    Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians to be observed this Sunday

Nov 22, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced Sunday, Nov. 26 as a Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.    Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2015.

Pope: Ideological colonization is 'blasphemy' that leads to persecution

Nov 22, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday, Pope Francis blasted what he has often referred to as “ideological colonization,” which he said is a sin... Read more

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As Zimbabwe's president resigns, Catholic bishops call for peace and patience

Nov 22, 2017

As events continue to unfold surrounding the resignation of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Catholic bishops of the country have called... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: At Mass we participate in Calvary

Nov 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that when we attend Mass, it is as if we are approaching Jesus on the... Read more

This priest says Adoration has made Juarez a safer city

Nov 22, 2017

Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, was considered from 2008 to 2010 to be one of... Read more