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10 ways to renew your life in Christ this Lent

Feb 11, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Consider these tried-and-true ways of entering into Lent this year. Read more

Pope Francis prays during his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 27, 2023.

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of January

Jan 2, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of January is for the gift of diversity in the Church. Read more

Pope Francis presides at the annual celebration of “first vespers,” or evening prayer, for the vigil of the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, on Dec. 31, 2023.

Pope Francis: Faith allows Christians to live transition into the new year ‘differently’

Dec 31, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis rang in the new year and gave thanks for 2023 at a special New Year’s Eve Vatican liturgy. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023.

7 ways to participate in day of prayer and fasting called for by Pope Francis

Oct 26, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in the Holy Land, Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting... Read more

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Catholics around the world join in prayer for peace in the Holy Land

Oct 19, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Many Catholics worldwide participated in an international day of prayer and fasting Oct. 17, called for by the Church in... Read more

Israel unleashed an attack in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct. 12, 2023, in Gaza City, Gaza.

U.S. bishops urge faithful to join in day of prayer and fasting for peace in Holy Land

Oct 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Latin Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, last week urged Catholics to devote Oct. 17 to prayer. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address on Oct. 15, 2023.

At Angelus, Pope Francis reminds the faithful: The Lord ‘does not impose’ and ‘does not give up’

Oct 15, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

God continuously “extends the invitation” until the faithful respond to it, the pope said. Read more

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‘Miracles of the Eucharist’ is the theme for this year’s International Week of Prayer and Fasting

Oct 15, 2023

By Joseph Pronechen

The 31st annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting for our nation, leaders, families, and the Church will take place... Read more

Rendition of the Eternal Wall interactive monument being constructed near Birmingham, England, featuring a million prayers. It is expected to be completed in 2026.

Christian monument ‘Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer’ being constructed in England 

Aug 26, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

The interactive sculpture near Birmingham, England, will be made up of a million bricks, each representing an individual’s answered prayer. Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Jul 28, 2023

By Carl Bunderson

The feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on... Read more

Pope Francis greeted the crowd gathered outside of the hospital after he was discharged on the morning of April 1, 2023.

Pope Francis returns to the Vatican after 3 days in the hospital

Apr 1, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis was discharged from the hospital Saturday morning after a three-night stay in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital. Read more

Harrison Butker, an NFL kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, is an altar server at Traditional Latin Masses.

Harrison Butker opens up about his Super Bowl-winning kick — and his prayer routine

Feb 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Chiefs kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, his pro-life convictions, and his devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass. Read more

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce

Charges dropped, for now, against woman arrested for praying silently outside UK abortion clinic

Feb 3, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce says the charges still could be revived, leaving her in an ambitious legal situation. Read more

Adam Smith-Connor was fined for “praying for [his] son, who is deceased” near an abortion facility in Bournemouth, England.

Second bystander ensnared by English ban on prayer outside abortion clinics

Jan 22, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Amid continuing controversy over strict limits on behavior outside abortion clinics in some English cities, a man faces a fine... Read more

Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest after a tackle in a Jan. 2, 2023, game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL player Damar Hamlin making ‘substantial progress’; ESPN host offers ‘brave’ on-air prayer 

Jan 5, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Doctors reported that the NFL safety who went into cardiac arrest during Monday night’s game is “beginning to awaken.” Read more

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé

Hundreds of fans of soccer legend Pelé pray in front of hospital for his recovery

Dec 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

On Dec. 4, fans formed a circle, lit candles, held hands, and prayed an Our Father and a Hail Mary,... Read more

Hallow's Advent feat. The Chosen: #Pray25 Prayer Challenge

Pray with the cast of ‘The Chosen’ this Advent season on Hallow

Nov 29, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This Advent, Hallow, a Catholic meditation and prayer app, invites us to dive further into the journey that led to... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience, Nov. 16, 2022

Pope Francis’ prayer advice: Just be with Jesus ‘without ulterior motives’

Nov 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered advice on Wednesday for building “a more mature and more beautiful relationship with the Lord” through prayer. Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Oct. 16, 2022.

Pope Francis: Prayer is medicine for the weary soul

Oct 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also suggested a simple traditional spiritual practice that “is a bit forgotten today.” Read more

The International Week of Prayer and Fasting kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the National Basilica in Washington, DC.

Catholics converge on DC for a week of prayer and fasting

Sep 30, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The week of prayer and fasting will culminate in the National Rosary Rally at the steps of the U.S. Capitol... Read more