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An image of the annunciation and the incarnation — when God became man in the womb of the Virgin Mary — was placed close to the altar during a Mass Pope Francis celebrated on July 7, 2024, in Trieste, Italy. The pope was in Trieste to attend the last morning of a July 3-7 Catholic conference on the topic of democracy.

‘God is hidden in human misery’: Pope Francis highlights dignity of migrants, prisoners

Jul 7, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Sunday highlighted the plight of migrants and prisoners during a Mass in Trieste, Italy, for the closing... Read more


Here are 5 Catholic practices to help strengthen your faith life in 2024

Jan 17, 2024

By Diego López Marina

In the constant search for spiritual growth and connection to the sacred in everyday life, discovering new ways to strengthen... Read more

Coach Joe Enabnit (far left) with members from the St. Michael Barbell Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Catholic gym trains members to become ‘warriors against the evil one’

Sep 29, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

St. Michael Barbell Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strives to equip its members with not only physical strength but spiritual... Read more

The cover of “Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography” by Holly Ordway.

New book explores J.R.R. Tolkien’s faith and how it imbued his work

Sep 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Holly Ordway’s new book, “Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography,” explores the renowned author’s Catholic faith and how it influenced his... Read more

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Five quotes from Pope Benedict XVI on faith

Jan 2, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Benedict XVI’s death marks the end of an era in which the prolific writer and speaker conveyed his reflections... Read more

Pope Francis baptizes a baby in the Sistine Chapel Jan. 13, 2019.

Children must see the faith lived at home, pope tells parents

Jan 13, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

At Mass in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, Pope Francis baptized 27 babies, reminding their parents that the first space in... Read more

North Korean flag.

North Korean defector: Despite horrific persecution, Christianity is growing

May 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a... Read more

Symbolon Program, part II.

Full release of faith education program to help form Catholics

Aug 27, 2014

The release of the complete adult faith formation series “Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained” hopes to offer a profound way... Read more

Kim Yuna waves to crowds while wearing her rosary ring in New York City, May 4, 2010.

Olympic figure skating star hailed as example for Catholics

Feb 16, 2014

Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also... Read more

Rebecca Dussault raced in the cross country skiing event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Dussault.

Put your faith first, Olympian encourages young Catholics

Feb 13, 2014

By Peter Zelasko

Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St .Peter's Basilica Oct. 20, 2012.

Archbishop Chaput: Catholics should live their faith 'all in'

Jun 24, 2013

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has called on Catholics to be “active witnesses” of their faith, taking inspiration from... Read more

Cattedrale di Monreale in Sicily.

Italian bishops launch TV program on stunning cathedral

Apr 19, 2013

The Italian bishops' conference have produced a twelve-part television series presenting the Creed from  Sicily's Monreale cathedral, a 12th century... Read more

Conference to help therapists integrate faith into practice

Mar 26, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

An upcoming Catholic psychotherapy conference aims to foster an understanding of human dignity and goodness among therapists, according to a... Read more

A view of the transept of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA, courtesy of Duncan Stroik.

Architect says Churches must be beautiful to reflect faith

Mar 19, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Because they help impart the Catholic faith to the world, Church buildings have a responsibility to reflect God's beauty, says... Read more

Marriage, Rings.

Poll shows regular Mass attendees oppose 'gay marriage'

Mar 9, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A majority of Catholics who attend services weekly oppose same-sex “marriage,” according to a poll by Quinnipiac University, even though... Read more

Hoot Family. (File Photo/CNA).

Young amputee's sports success brings joy to family

Feb 22, 2013

The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the... Read more

Super Bowl XLVII Coaches Press Conference.

Catholic brothers to face-off as Super Bowl coaches

Feb 2, 2013

Brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, coaches of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, respectively, have seen their fair share... Read more

Discover BCS Championship Game between 1. Notre Dame and 2. Alabama.

Alabama and Notre Dame bring faith to football showdown

Jan 5, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

As Alabama and Notre Dame prepare to face each other in college football’s Bowl Championship Series, both teams will also... Read more

Jeanne Monahan.

Pro-life activist encourages witnessing in difficult situations

Oct 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Witnessing to the Catholic faith can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the situation, but they all... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington DC speaks at religious freedom symposium Sept.13, 2012 at Georgetown University.

Cardinal Wuerl recalls Church's unchanging foundation in Christ

Sep 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

With its identity firmly rooted in the person of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church's mission to proclaim the Gospel continues... Read more