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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Teen attributes recovery from coma to global prayer chain

A year ago, 16 year-old Antonia Cabrera suffered a stroke and was expected to die. Today, she can speak, walk... Read more

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Survival of hot air balloon crash attributed to God's help

Family members and rescue workers are crediting God for what they described as the miraculous rescue of five women who... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass at Domus Galilee during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Prayer vigils offer solidarity after Boston attack

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, people of diverse faith backgrounds are uniting in prayer for the victims... Read more

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Businessmen join in spiritual bouquet for cardinal electors

The Catholic Business Journal is encouraging its readers, radio audience and online subscribers to join in a spiritual bouquet to... Read more

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Rome youth center to host perpetual adoration during conclave

A center for students and young people in Rome has announced that it will host 24-hour Eucharistic adoration to pray... Read more

Knights of Columbus launch Twitter prayer campaign for Pope

The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope... Read more