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The rosary: common myths and facts

Oct 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the “Month of the Rosary.” Here are seven common myths and facts... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to Catholics from northern and central Italy on Sept. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis: Saint Pius V teaches us to seek truth, pray the rosary

Sep 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

This year marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Saint Pius V on May 1, 1572. Read more

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Crowd prays rosary at Colombia’s El Dorado airport to demand reopening of Catholic chapel

Sep 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The private company that manages the airport closed the chapel on Aug. 26 and said it would become a “space... Read more

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Rosaries are flying off the shelves after ‘The Atlantic’ article suggests link to ‘extremism’

Aug 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Three online shops that sell rosaries have reported a boost in sales following a controversial article which attempted to link... Read more

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‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism

Aug 15, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The author describes photos of rosary beads "made of cartridge casings, and complete with gun-metal-finish crucifixes." Read more

Hundreds of men pray in Santo Domingo Plaza on June 25 at the first-ever Men's Rosary in Mexico City.

Hundreds of men gather to pray the rosary in Mexico City

Jun 28, 2022

By Ana Paula Morales

The men processed through Santo Domingo Plaza in the center of the Mexican capital proclaiming “Long live Christ the King!” Read more

112-year-old Venezuelan farmer Vicente Pérez gestures at his home in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira state, Venezuela, on Jan. 24, 2022. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Pérez as the oldest living man following the death of a Spaniard who was the previous holder of the title,

The oldest man in the world is 113 and prays the rosary twice a day

Jun 8, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith. Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis prays rosary for peace in Ukraine and around the world

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world. Read more

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Ukraine war: Catholics invited to join Pope Francis in praying rosary for peace

May 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican said: ‘All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his... Read more

Monstrance for adoration, stock photo.

There is still time to receive a plenary indulgence during Lent

Mar 31, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Did you know that there are several ways you can gain a plenary indulgence during Lent? It’s true! There are... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone praying the rosary for Ukraine in his chapel on March 2, 2022.

Did a cyberattack disrupt Archbishop Cordileone's rosary for Ukraine?

Mar 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's online "Rosary for Peace in Ukraine” Wednesday was disrupted by a suspected cyberattack, according to the... Read more

A statue of the Virgin Mary outside the Pfarrkirche St. Alban in Matrei in Osttirol, Austria.

‘Austria prays’: A nation turns to the rosary for an end to the pandemic

Dec 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

The prayer movement is spreading to Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S. Read more

A procession in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2021 in a small town in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

PHOTOS: Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in a small town in Mexico

Dec 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

For the past 15 days, the town has held rosary processions through the streets each day at 6 a.m. in... Read more

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'One million children praying the rosary': Kids join rosary initiative inspired by St. Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign. Read more

Missionary of Charity sister prays the rosary.

How to pray the rosary more deeply

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is interesting that in her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and other locations, the Mother of God repeatedly recommends praying... Read more

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How a sworn Satanist became the apostle of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii (Italy) was founded by a former Satanist "priest" now... Read more

Seminarians from the North American College in Rome, Italy pray the rosary in St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis on March 13, 2016.

National rosary rally to take place in nation’s capital

Oct 7, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A “National Rosary Rally” in Washington D.C. on Oct. 10 will cap a 54 day rosary novena for the “protection... Read more

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This pregnant woman who died in a prison in Spain, became a Martyr of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison during the Civil War (1936-1939) refused to give up... Read more

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EWTN, Relevant Radio, and Napa Institute announce joint rosary effort to end abortion

Sep 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

Michael P. Warsaw, Chief Executive Officer of EWTN, Fr. Francis Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer of Relevant Radio, and Tim Busch,... Read more

Chileans to pray ‘Rosary of Hope’ for drafting of new Constitution  

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Beginning Wednesday, June 23, Catholics in Chile will pray a rosary every week for the Holy Spirit to guide the... Read more