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Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono.

Bono goes to Washington, gets tough on refugee crisis

Apr 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

With global conflicts spurring refugee crises around the globe, a widening shortfall in funds needs to be remedied immediately, said... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the seminarians and staff of the Pontifical Scots College in the Vatican's Consistory Hall, April 14, 2016.

'We too are living in a time of martyrdom', Pope tells Scottish seminarians

Apr 14, 2016

The world continues to be “hostile to the Gospel,” just as it was four centuries ago when St. John Ogilvie... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Will Pope Francis mend ties with the SSPX?

Apr 14, 2016

Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, has reportedly discussed several positive aspects of his... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin presents Claire with a rosary blessed by Pope Francis. Photo courtesy of Laura Kilgus / Rhode Island Catholic.

Bishop shares birthday celebration with 106-year-old parishioner

Apr 13, 2016

As part of his birthday celebration April 1, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I., had the privilege of meeting... 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 lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their... Read more

First Communion.

One diocese is collecting hundreds of First Communion outfits - here's why

Apr 13, 2016

For many Catholic families, the day their child receives the Sacrament of First Holy Communion marks a pivotal moment in... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York visits a displacement center in Dawodiya, Iraq on April 10, 2016.

'Astounding' – Cardinal Dolan talks about his trip to Iraq

Apr 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

As he leaves Iraqi Kurdistan, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said what struck him most during the visit were the people’s faith... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.

Pope Francis' Instagram success: a model for Catholic social media?

Apr 12, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Social media can be a place for evangelization.  Read more

2016 NCAA Men's National Basketball Championship, Villanova vs. North Carolina.

Who's the chaplain behind college basketball's new champion?

Apr 10, 2016

By Matt Hadro

He had a courtside seat to a historic college basketball game, but Fr. Rob Hagan has actually witnessed many games... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican April 3, 2014.

Pope Francis calls for release of kidnapped priest

Apr 10, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis on Sunday issued an appeal for the release of kidnapped Salesian priest, Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, and all persons... Read more

How Pope Francis thinks we should change marriage prep

Apr 10, 2016

Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the... Read more

Press conference on post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in Vatican City on April 8, 2016.

Integration requires conversion: reflections on Amoris laetitia

Apr 9, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have... Read more

Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders, 'a big fan' of Pope Francis, to attend Vatican conference

Apr 8, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has announced that he will attend a Vatican conference on social justice and the economy... Read more

Post Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in Vatican City on April 8, 2016.

Interpreting Amoris Laetitia 'through the lens of Catholic tradition'

Apr 8, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

While some passages in Pope Francis’ new document may be unclear and open to multiple interpretations, the correct view is... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a baby at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 7, 2015.

Pope Francis: Children are always gifts, even in tough circumstances

Apr 8, 2016

Pope Francis’ latest writings on the family include a strong affirmation of the need to welcome children even in difficult... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

No doctrine change from Pope Francis – but a call for better pastoral care

Apr 8, 2016

Catholics who have divorced-and-remarried need the fullness of Church teaching. They also need a wise pastoral and community response to... Read more

Students at the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena's prefab school in Ankawa, Erbil on April 7, 2016.

These Iraqi children have lost everything – except their faith

Apr 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

Six hundred Christian children whose families fled ISIS violence in 2014 have lost their homes, schools, sometimes friends, sanitary living... Read more

Pope Francis waves at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 18, 2015.

Pope Francis: Martyrs are still the 'life blood of the Church'

Apr 7, 2016

Pope Francis on Thursday praised the consistency and courage of the modern day martyrs who continue to “carry the Church... Read more

Pope Francis greets Lizzy Myers in St. Peter's Square on April 6, 2016.

The blessing of a lifetime: 5-year-old girl going blind meets Pope Francis

Apr 6, 2016

When Lizzy Myers was diagnosed with a condition that could result in complete blindness, her parents, Steve and Christine, went... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the Ordination of Deacons at St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 1, 2015.

Cardinal Dolan visiting Iraq to show support for displaced Christians

Apr 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

This week Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, will travel to... Read more