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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

Dr. Richard Scott

UK doctor investigated for praying with patients calls on Christians to ‘stand up and fight’

Sep 30, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A Christian doctor has appealed to Christians in professional life to “stand up and fight” after he faced investigation for... Read more

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40 Days for Life in Spain announces guidelines amid government harassment of pro-lifers

Sep 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

The first campaign in Spain since the government criminalized what is deemed harassment at abortion businesses by pro-lifers begins today... Read more

A vehicle drives through the winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022, in Sarasota, Florida. Ian is hitting the area as a likely Category 4 hurricane.

Florida Catholic schools prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Ian with action and prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic schools of all levels are taking measures to keep their students safe amid the imminent arrival of Hurricane Ian. Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Pope Francis: The first element of discernment is prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday. Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

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

Aug 1, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

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

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, walks with other pilgrims to the Shrine of the Divine Child in July 2022.

Prayer ‘is what will save Nicaragua,’ bishop says

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

During a recent pilgrimage, Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa also called for a “crusade” of prayer in coming months. Read more

Rose Lalor with her rosary in Liverpool, England.

English grandmother arrested for praying near abortion clinic wins religious freedom challenge

Jul 20, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A 76-year-old English grandmother who was fined for praying near to an abortion clinic has successfully overturned her financial penalty,... Read more

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Mexico’s faithful encouraged to bring photos of victims of violence to churches July 24

Jul 19, 2022

By David Ramos

Religious leaders have asked that July be a time of prayer for peace in Mexico. Read more

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Church leaders in Mexico call for days of prayer for peace amid increasing violence

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

“There is a wound to heal and there is the strength that the country needs today to build peace,” the... Read more

Joseph Kennedy, the ex-high school football coach at the center of the Supreme Court prayer case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

Supreme Court sides with football coach in prayer case

Jun 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Joseph Kennedy lost his job for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line after games. Read more

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