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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Feb. 11, 2024.

Pope Francis on Our Lady of Lourdes feast: The Church is close to all who are sick or frail

Feb 11, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope asked people to reflect on what they have done to help the sick and... Read more

Bishop Robert Deeley leads a committal of unclaimed cremated remains at the Old Cemetery at Calvary in South Portland, Maine, Nov. 22, 2021.

Bishop Deeley presides at outdoor prayer service for unclaimed remains in South Portland

Nov 30, 2021

By Dave Guthro

In view of the tombstones and damp terrain of the large and rolling Old Cemetery at Calvary, a small crowd... Read more

Father Wilson Malavé Parrales. Credit: Parroquia San Agustín Guayaquil Padre Agustinos via Facebook.

Ecuadorian priest awarded by city for feeding hundreds of the needy daily

Jul 28, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Mayor's Office of Guayaquil on Sunday awarded Fr. Wilson Malavé Parrales, director of the Lord of Good Hope Soup... Read more

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus Nov. 15, 2020.

Pope Francis on Christ the King: Make choices with eternity in mind

Nov 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make choices with eternity in mind, by thinking not about... Read more

Catholic church in NJ buries two abandoned infants

May 11, 2020

A New Jersey Catholic church buried two infants May 8 who were found dead at a recycling center a few... Read more

Bishop Robert Gruss of Saginaw processes from a Mass to the burial of the unclaimed remains of 175 people, at Calvary Cemetery in Kawkawlin, Mich., Nov. 2, 2019.

Saginaw diocese buries the forgotten dead on All Souls' Day

Nov 7, 2019

On Saturday Bishop Robert Gruss of Saginaw said a Mass of All Souls' Day for 175 people whose mortal remains... Read more

Pope Francis visits with residents of CasAmica, a home for the indigent sick, in a Roman suburb Dec. 7, 2018.

Mercy Friday: Pope makes surprise visit to residence centers for the sick

Dec 7, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Continuing his ‘Mercy Friday’ initiative, Pope Francis visited two live-in health centers in the far southern suburbs of Rome today,... Read more