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Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our prayer of protest’

May 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Job. Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of the Virgin and Child.

Pope Francis prays that young people will follow Mary’s example

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘You young people, who want to build something new, a better world, follow her example, take risks,’ the pope urged. Read more

Rosa Lalor.

Grandmother challenges fine for ‘solitary prayer walk’ during COVID-19 lockdown

Apr 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I’m taking a stand to protect fundamental freedoms for all people,’ said Rosa Lalor. Read more

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions.

Why is the First Saturdays devotion called the 'unfulfilled part of the Fatima message'?

Mar 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

What is the First Saturdays devotion, and what is its connection to Fatima and the Blessed Virgin Mary's request for... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the Cross on Good Friday in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Vatican invites Catholics to pray for peace in Good Friday liturgy

Mar 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s liturgy office said it would not be issuing COVID-19 guidelines for Holy Week liturgies this year. Read more

Pope Francis waves to crowd gathered for the Angelus at St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to awaken your desire to pray

Mar 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Noting that the Gospel reveals that Peter, James, and John had fallen asleep prior to Jesus' Transfiguration, Pope Francis urged... Read more

Human Embryo, File Photo.

Pope Francis’ March prayer intention: For Christians facing new bioethical challenges

Mar 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Let us pray that we may give a Christian response to bioethical challenges,’ the pope said. Read more

Joseph Kennedy, a former high school football coach, says he lost his job for refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line after his team's games. 

Catholic bishops support praying football coach in Supreme Court case

Mar 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted an amicus brief Wednesday in support of Joseph Kennedy, a Christian... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Dec. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to offer their sufferings for Christian unity

Jan 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

During his Sunday Angelus address, the pope called on people to take part in the upcoming Week of Prayer for... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul, Iraq, on March 7, 2021.

Pope Francis’ January 2022 prayer intention is for victims of religious persecution

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope called persecution ‘inhuman’ and ‘insane.’ Read more


Pew survey: Half of U.S. Catholics pray every day, and the number is dropping

Dec 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A new survey of U.S. adults found that 51% of Catholics pray every day, a drop of 8 percentage points... Read more

ESPN College basketball analyst Dick Vitale with Father Sebastian Szczawinski, the administrator of Vitale's parish, Our Lady of the Angeles, in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

College hoops announcer Dick Vitale, battling cancer, draws strength from his Catholic faith

Dec 9, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale frequently talks about his Catholic faith and the power of prayer as he... Read more

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


'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