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Shipwrecked man survives underwater for three days praying psalms

Dec 5, 2013

After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic... Read more

Colombians pray for baby girl who awoke in morgue

Nov 19, 2013

Colombians are joining together to pray and offer Masses for a 26 week-old baby who was pronounced dead by doctors... Read more

FOCUS to host DC and NYC prayer breakfasts

Nov 10, 2013

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students – known as FOCUS – will host two “REACH” prayer breakfasts in New York... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court case examines prayer at public meetings

Nov 7, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the ability of a town in New York to open meetings... Read more

Panel gives presentation on new book “Pray With the Bible, Meditate With the Word” during its launching on Oct. 30, 2013

New book aims to re-kindle biblical meditation

Nov 6, 2013

By Elise Harris

The American Bible Society has released a new study guide on how to pray Lectio Divina with the hope that... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his General Audience in Saint Peter's Square on Sept. 25, 2013

Pope Francis: Christians are 'called to a party'

Nov 5, 2013

During his daily Mass Pope Francis said that at the essence of Christianity is an invitation to the Lord’s feast,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his General Audience on Sept. 25, 2013

Pope Francis: No one can be Christian without love of God

Oct 31, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God’s love in order to be faithful, and encouraged... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Jesus continues to pray for us from heaven, urges Pope

Oct 28, 2013

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis devoted his morning homily to the fact that Jesus prayed for his apostles and the people he encountered... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013

Pope Francis warns faithful not to be 'rosewater Christians'

Oct 24, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis focused on the fact that we have been “re-created” in Christ, urging those in... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square on September 25, 2013 during his General Audience

Pope: Mary is united to Christ in the 'martyrdom' of her heart

Oct 23, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims druing his general audience Sept. 25, 2013.

Pope: Prayer helps 'overcome evil with good'

Oct 20, 2013

Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus greeting taught that prayer is a ‘weapon’ in the struggle against evil.  Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013

Pope Francis: Christians must guard against slyness of the devil

Oct 11, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his Oct. 11 daily Mass homily, the Holy Father warned of the discreet presence of the devil, exhorting those... Read more

Lights are out on the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in honor of the Pakistan victims. Sept. 22, 2013.

Peace the only solution, Pope says in wake of Pakistan bombing

Sep 23, 2013

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis condemned a massive suicide bombing at a Christian Church in Pakistan over the weekend, calling the violence unacceptable... Read more

Pope Francis leads Eucharistic Adoration at St. Peter's Basilica, June 2, 2013.

Pope’s vigil for Syrian peace expected to be biggest in decades

Sep 5, 2013

A four-hour prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square for peace in Syria, initiated by Pope Francis and to be held... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Bishop Richard E. Pates.

US bishops join Pope in urging Sept. 7 prayer, fasting for Syria

Sep 4, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics in the country and all those concerned about ongoing violence in Syria to join... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience, May 22, 2013.

Prayer is 'negotiating with the Lord,' says Pope

Jul 1, 2013

At his homily for daily Mass at Saint Martha House, Pope Francis called Abraham's bargaining with the Lord for the... Read more

Fr. Eugene Florea stands in front of the newly built hermitages.

Arizona hermitage to foster deep prayer, priestly renewal

Jun 25, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has established a local house of prayer for priests, where they can come for... Read more

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Faithful can send intentions for Papal Mass at Brazilian shrine

Jun 24, 2013

The Catholic faithful from around the world are invited to send their prayer intentions to the Shrine of Our Lady... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Pope: it's wrong to think our enemies must go to hell

Jun 20, 2013

Pope Francis stressed that it's false to think our enemies “must go to hell” during his daily Mass at the... Read more

Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs.

Colorado fire draws aid efforts, call for prayers

Jun 13, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A massive forest fire in Colorado Springs has destroyed more homes than any previous fire in the state, prompting the... Read more