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Pope Francis prays during his general audience on September 25, 2013

Pope urges Christian communities to be ones of peace

Apr 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

Returning to his usual daily Mass schedule, Pope Francis reflected today that our contemporary faith communities ought to reflect that... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his homily during Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, 2013

The Christian life is a constant battle against evil, Pope reflects

Apr 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the topic of temptation, observing that it has a specific structure, and encouraging... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014

Pope Francis warns against the dictatorship of narrow thought

Apr 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned faithful against idealizing one’s own way of thinking and encouraged them to be... Read more

Pope Francis took part in a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014

Christianity is more than a survival guide, Pope insists

Apr 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis focused on how Jesus heals our sin with the Cross, and emphasizing that Christianity... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday general audience on Jan. 8, 2014

Pope: Eucharist helps us to see the face of Christ in others

Feb 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on how we live the Eucharist in our daily lives, explaining that it... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Pope affirms that Mass is more than a mere 'representation'

Feb 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation... Read more

Video of 3-year-old 'celebrating' Mass becomes online hit

May 9, 2013

A three-year-old Colombian boy has garnered attention across the internet for a video in which he dons priestly garments and... Read more

Benedictine monk: reverent liturgy helps us encounter Christ

Mar 13, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Celebrating the liturgy with reverence and beauty helps facilitate the encounter with Christ during the Mass, reflected a monk involved... Read more

Rev. Msgr. Richard B. Hilgartner, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship at the USCCB.

US Mass guidelines issued for Pope's resignation

Feb 19, 2013

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has promoted and released guidelines for Masses and prayer services surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's... Read more


Animal rights activists disrupt Mass, accuse priest of 'murdering' cat

Aug 29, 2012

A group of animal rights activists disrupted Mass at the Church of the Miraculous Virgin in Lima, Peru, lobbing insults... Read more