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Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021.

Pope Francis appeals that migrants not be sent back to unsafe countries

Oct 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries. Read more

A website and smartphone app to help Catholics pray for the synod on synodality was launched Oct. 19, 2021.

Vatican launches prayer website ‘to accompany’ Synod on Synodality

Oct 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process. 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

Lucia dos Santos. Public Domain.

What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

Oct 13, 2021

By Elise Harris

The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but... 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

Detail of Adoration of an Angel by Fra Angelico, early 1400's.

5 Angelic Prayers Everyone Should Know

Oct 2, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Oct. 2 is the feast day of the guardian angels, just three days after the feast of the archangels. These... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Sept. 4, 2021

Pope Francis: Find time for silence with the Gospel every day

Sep 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.” Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago

Pastor says priest 'misspoke' when he alleged Cardinal Cupich stopped public prayers after Mass

Aug 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, allegedly ordered a priest to cease praying the Prayer to St. Michael and the... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘With the truth of the Gospel, one cannot negotiate’

Aug 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

It was the pope’s first general audience since he underwent colon surgery. Read more

Pope Francis smiles during the general audience in the Vatican's San Damaso Courtyard on June 30, 2021.

Pope Francis: God ‘weaves our history’

Jun 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the dramatic conversion of St. Paul should remind us that God has a plan... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: How often do we fixate on our problems rather than bringing them to God?

Jun 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus message this Sunday, Pope Francis offered a reminder that the Lord wants us to seek his presence... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021.

Pope Francis: On the cross, Jesus prayed for you

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The general audience marked the pope’s final catechesis on prayer. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 9, 2021.

Pope Francis: Say the ‘Jesus Prayer’ throughout the day

Jun 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope recommended the prayer at the heart of Eastern Christianity’s mystical tradition. Read more

Fr. Patrick Peyton. Courtesy of Holy Cross Family Ministries.

Why hundreds are still drawn to the powerful legacy of the 'Rosary Priest'

Jun 3, 2021

Nearly three decades after his death, Father Patrick Peyton still receives fan mail. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: Never forget that Jesus is praying for you before the Father

Jun 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

At his general audience, the pope said: “We must always keep this in mind: Jesus prays for me.” Read more

Pope Francis blesses Auschwitz survivor Lidia Maksymowicz in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 26, 2021.

Pope Francis offers advice for when prayers seem to go unanswered

May 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“To answer this question, we need to meditate calmly on the Gospels,” the pope said at his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 19, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Praying is not easy’

May 19, 2021

The pope suggested ways to overcome common obstacles to prayer. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Prayer works miracles’

May 12, 2021

The pope expressed delight at holding his first general audience with members of the public for six months. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: The contemplative dimension of being human gives life flavor

May 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope has encouraged Catholics to engage in “loving contemplation,” a practice that “does not need many words.” Read more

A detail from St. Joseph with the Child, by Francesco Conti (1681–1760)

With 'message of hope,' consecration of California to St. Joseph coming to multiple churches

Apr 30, 2021

“In these very difficult times, we need a message of hope, and all families, marriages, men, women, children, bishops, priests,... Read more