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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021

Pope Francis: Pray that ‘every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization’

Sep 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said: “Jesus asks us all ... to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?” Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis to bishops: The saints spread the Gospel, not a ‘social program’

Sep 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis encouraged Europe’s bishops to introduce people to the joy of an encounter with Jesus. Read more

An artist's rendering of the planned renovation of the University of Maine's Newman Center chapel.

$1.25M donation will transform University of Maine's Newman Center chapel

Aug 28, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The planned renovations include a “quiet, beautiful narthex where one can transition into the presence of God;” different entrances for... Read more

'Eucharistic Revival' to begin in 2022: 'We want to start a fire, not a program'

Jun 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops of the United States discussed on Friday a program of “Eucharistic Revival” which will aim to foster deeper... Read more

The procession in St. Peter's Basilica for the papal Mass marking 500 years of Catholicism in the Philippines on March 14, 2021.

Pope Francis celebrates 500 years of 'the joy of the Gospel' in the Philippines

Mar 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark 500 years of Catholic faith in the Philippines. Read more

Bishops call for renewed emphasis on faith as Australia marks 200 years of Catholic education

Feb 18, 2021

Australia‘s Catholic bishops marked the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in the country this week, calling for continued renewal of... Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis says Blessed Carlo Acutis is a model for young people to put God first

Oct 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness... Read more

 Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.

Cardinal Tagle: Diversity is not ‘an enemy’ of evangelization

Sep 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Diversity is not a bad thing, Cardinal Luis Tagle said in an interview published Wednesday, noting that dialogue within authentic... Read more

Eden Invitation pitch for the OSV Challenge. Screenshot.

Podcasts, new LGBT ministry win big at Catholic entrepreneurship competition 

Sep 1, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Several Catholic entrepreneurs this week were awarded $100,000 each as investment in project ideas “that will make a profound impact... Read more

Bibles for Free truck in Portland, parked near the center of the recent protests. Courtesy of Alan Summerhill.jpg

Portland street evangelist: More Bibles ‘prayed with’ than burned at protests

Aug 14, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A Portland street evangelist whose Bibles were burned in an Aug. 1 street protest says although he is disappointed that... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a child on Jan. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: The world needs Catholics who go out, proclaim Jesus

Feb 2, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke Sunday about the need for Catholics to be active in going out to announce the faith of... Read more

Jenna Guizar, her husband, and their four daughters. Photo

Why Blessed is She's founder says she's blessed

Dec 28, 2019

By Jenny Uebbing

“What makes Blessed is She different is that it’s not about one person, there is no cult of personality. It’s... Read more

Are millennial Christians really killing evangelization?

Dec 23, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Millennials are notoriously blamed for being killers of previously-thought-necessary industries and activities: Applebees. Napkins. Golf. Mayonnaise. Lunch. And so on.  Read more

Pope Francis on the popemobile Dec. 4, 2019.

Pope Francis on sharing the Christian message in 'reality'

Dec 6, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke Friday about how the Gospel message must be based in concrete reality, through which Christ himself communicates... Read more

 Pope Francis venerating the Cross on Good Friday in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Evangelization must start with encountering Jesus, pope says

Nov 30, 2019

Pope Francis on Saturday called for a “free and simple Church” which shares the Gospel without worrying about appearance or... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez: The Church belongs to Christ

Nov 21, 2019

Following his election as president of the US bishops' conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has noted that what... Read more

Bishop George Pallipparambil presents the New Testament in Wancho to a parishioner at the Chrism Mass, March 27, 2015.

As Amazon synod nears end, conversations will affect situations elsewhere

Oct 25, 2019

By Matt Hadro

As the Amazon Synod considers the evangelization—and exploitation—of indigenous Amazonian tribes, the conversation reflects as well on what is happening... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Oct. 23, 2019.

Pope Francis: Synodality brought pagans to 'reject idolatry'

Oct 23, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for World Missionary Day Oct. 20, 2019.

On World Mission Day, pope urges Catholics to share Christ's love with all

Oct 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jesus Christ desires that all people know him and his love, and every Catholic has the mission of sharing this... Read more

Bishop Dom Adriano Ciocca Vasino of São Félix, Brazil.

Bishop in Brazil says he will ordain women to diaconate if pope permits it

Oct 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A bishop participating in the Vatican’s Amazon Synod said Saturday he would ordain women in his communities as deacons if... Read more