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Pray – with your iPhone? How one mobile app unites users in prayer

Nov 6, 2014

A social network focused on connecting the world in prayer has launched a mobile application enabling people from across the... Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 30, 2013.

Mary the center of heavenly host, Pope says on All Saints Day

Nov 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his Angelus address for the solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said that it is a joy to have... Read more

Nina Pham after her release from care. Screenshot.

Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

Oct 24, 2014

Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope Francis: Our names are in the heart of God

Oct 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his mass on Thursday Pope Francis encouraged attendees to pray to God by praising him, saying that remembering the... Read more

A burned mattress upon which an Ebola patient had laid during his illness in a West African village during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

For Liberia's faithful, only Christ offers hope amid Ebola panic

Oct 9, 2014

With hundreds dead from the devastating Ebola virus and no signs of relief on the horizon, one archbishop in Liberia... Read more

NYC, DC prayer breakfasts geared at New Evangelization

Oct 3, 2014

Upcoming prayer breakfasts in New York City and Washington, D.C., seek to inform and equip attendees to be active participants... Read more

US bishops invite faithful to pray for family synod

Sep 24, 2014

The U.S. bishops have asked Catholics to take part in a worldwide day of prayer on Sept. 28 for the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope Francis: Love doesn't care if you're ugly or beautiful

Sep 9, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about the love of Christ for his Church, noting how... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Saad Syroub Hanna of Baghdad.

Baghdad bishop: Take a 'real' challenge by praying

Aug 25, 2014

A bishop in Baghdad is challenging the faithful across the world to join in 30 minutes of prayer before the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope sends letter of condolence to family of James Foley

Aug 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis sent a letter to the family of a U.S. journalist killed by ISIS last week, assuring them of... Read more

Protestors held candles as they shouted hands up during a protest in Ferguson.

St. Louis archbishop urges prayer in face of Ferguson violence

Aug 19, 2014

Following more than a week of protests after the death of an African-American teen, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'

Aug 15, 2014

Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis takes to Twitter in appeal for Iraqi citizens

Aug 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

Since Friday Pope Francis has been tweeting three times a day asking faithful and parishes to both pray for those... Read more

A woman recieves the Eucharist .

Prayers urged as black mass organizer claims consecrated Host

Aug 8, 2014

The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience May 28, 2014.

Pope issues urgent appeal for global help of Iraqi Christians

Aug 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

As Iraq’s largest Christian city fell into the hands of the Islamic State, Pope Francis issued an urgent appeal asking... Read more

Social networking prayer site holds contest to share faith

Aug 6, 2014

The social networking site May Feelings, dedicated to sharing prayers and messages, has announced a new contest to reward the... Read more

Peruvian abortion law prompts call for prayer, fasting

Aug 6, 2014

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis issues peace plea to all Holy See embassies

Jul 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

Signed by Vatican secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, a “nota verbale” was sent to all embassies accredited to the... Read more

Hundreds of people in Washington D.C. gathered for prayer and adoration alongside World Youth Day pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro July 27, 2013.

Archbishop Kurtz: Do not forget the power of prayer amid violence

Jul 23, 2014

Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peters Square during his Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

Jul 22, 2014

By Elise Harris

According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the... Read more