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A Catholic devotee kisses the glass cover of the Black Nazarene statue during the annual procession for the feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 9, 2024. Hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful swarmed a historic statue of Jesus Christ as it was pulled through the streets of the Philippine capital in one of the world’s biggest displays of religious devotion.

Black Nazarene procession in the Philippines draws millions after returning from COVID

Jan 9, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Black Nazarene procession in the Philippines, one of the largest religious devotions in the world, returned this year to... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message on the topic of “vices and virtuesc” at his Wednesday general audience on Jan. 3, 2024.

Pope Francis: Never forget that Jesus is beside you in your worst moments

Jan 3, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In life’s worst moments, never forget that Jesus is beside you, Pope Francis said Wednesday. Read more

A photo of a scene from "Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers," a Christmas special released in December 2021.

‘The Chosen’ Christmas special is a ‘beautiful experience,’ show’s creator says

Nov 1, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

On Nov. 1 the hit Christian series “The Chosen” released the trailer to its upcoming Christmas special, one that will... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: The devil uses ‘three widespread and dangerous temptations’ to divide us

Feb 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also offered advice for how to overcome temptations using the Word of God. Read more

Children participating in a Catholic Action initiative helped to release colorful balloons at the end of the Angelus on Jan. 30, 2022.

Pope Francis: 'The Lord always surprises us'

Jan 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged people to be open to the newness Jesus wants to bring in their daily lives and to... Read more

Crucifix at Mount Lusen in Bavaria Germany/

Catholic apologist debunks ‘Jesus Is a Myth’ argument

Aug 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The historical evidence behind Jesus Christ’s existence is “overwhelming,” according to a senior apologist at Catholic Answers.  Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Jan. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis: It is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus

Mar 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday it is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus, which we cannot do without giving... Read more

Documentary depicts ‘LGBT Jesus,’ highlights Catholic dissenters

Feb 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

An upcoming documentary aims to revise Catholic iconography for those who self-identify as LGBT and will depict Jesus Christ as... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 8, 2020.

Pope Francis: Even in times of darkness, God is there

Aug 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

When caught in difficult moments or trials, turn your heart to God, who is near even when you do not... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 23, 2018.

Seek Jesus before material things, pope says

Aug 5, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

It is not wrong to be concerned with the daily necessities of life, but strengthening one’s relationship with Jesus is... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 20, 2017.

Do you want to grow in love? Keep Jesus close, pope says

Jul 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Christian can stay on the right path to Heaven, and grow in love for God and his neighbor, only... Read more

Pope Francis at a general audience June 22, 2016.

Belief in Christ cannot be reduced to a formula, Pope Francis says

Jun 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ability to know and have a relationship with the living Christ is both a mystery and a grace, something... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a private Mass with Vatican maintenance staff on July 7, 2017.

Pope to maintenance staff: We are all sinners, but Jesus heals us

Jul 8, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis said that just like the biblical tax collectors, despite our sinfulness, Jesus seeks us out to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Sisters of Mercy in Vatican City, Sept. 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Jesus was concerned with people, not popularity

Jan 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jesus wasn’t worried about his polling results, Pope Francis said Tuesday – instead, he was concerned with each and every... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

The world needs Christ more than ever, Pope Francis says

Jun 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said that with a growing sense of emptiness and insecurity gripping the world, Jesus Christ is... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Sunday Angelus address from the papal apartment window on Feb. 15, 2015.

The message of Jesus at the Transfiguration: Listen and follow, Pope says

Mar 1, 2015

The Transfiguration reveals the glory of Christ and demands a response of listening to and following Jesus, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on April 16, 2014.

Jesus brings us the 'new wine' of joy, Pope Francis says

Sep 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis discussed how the Pharisees condemned Jesus' apostles for not fasting, saying that... Read more