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Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis: Do not confuse Christmas with consumerism

Dec 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope asked people to think of which lonely or needy people could be comforted by their friendship during the... Read more


Can religion help treat America’s loneliness epidemic? Surgeon general says yes

May 2, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Loneliness is a risk factor for many serious, even deadly, health conditions, and the antidote is social connection like that... Read more

Pope Francis greets 80,000 teens on pilgrimage in St. Peter’s Square on April 18, 2022.

Pope Francis tells 80,000 teens to ask Our Lady for courage to do God’s will

Apr 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The youth pilgrimage was organized in an effort to reach out to young people whose lives were upended during the... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 10, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for those who weep from coronavirus loneliness or loss

Mar 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

“Many cry today. And we, from this altar, from this sacrifice of Jesus -- of Jesus who was not ashamed... Read more

The rise of the sex robot: Will technology solve our loneliness problem?

May 31, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Earlier this year, a 25-year-old man smashed his rental van into innocent pedestrians in downtown Toronto on a Tuesday, killing... Read more