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Benedict XVI plans life of prayer after retirement

After Pope Benedict XVI retires at the end of February he will dedicate himself to a life of prayer and... Read more

Deacons from St. Paul's Seminary pray the rosary at St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 16, 2013.

Vatican Rosary begins live broadcast

The Vatican is now broadcasting the Rosary live every weekday from St. Peter's Square.  Read more

Bishop David L. Ricken.

US bishops recommend prayers for Year of Faith

By working to enrich their prayer lives, Catholics can grow closer to Christ and more deeply live out the Year... Read more

Bishops participate in the Liturgy of the Hours at their 2012 Fall General Assembly.

US bishops approve revisions to Liturgy of the Hours

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved a plan to draft an amended edition of the English-language Liturgy of... Read more

Thou Shalt Not Kill yard sign being distributed in the archdiocese.

Campaign against New Orleans violence recalls 1815 prayers

“Thou shalt not kill” is the message on yard signs being distributed to parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Charlotte diocese holds prayer vigil, adoration during DNC

The Diocese of Charlotte is holding a Vigil for Liberty with Eucharistic adoration at St. Patrick Cathedral just a mile... Read more

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Brazilian women's volleyball team celebrates gold with prayer

The Brazilian women's volleyball team, together with the entire coaching staff, knelt down together to pray an emotional “Our Father”... Read more

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Missouri 'Right to Pray' amendment passes with large majority

A constitutional amendment protecting Missouri residents’ right to pray in public passed by large margins in the Aug. 8 election.  Read more

Pope Benedict holds a general audience in August 2011 at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

Pope explains St. Dominic's nine ways of prayer

On the Feast of St. Dominic, Pope Benedict XVI praised the founder of the Order of Preachers as “a man... Read more

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

French bishops ask faithful to pray for families and country Aug. 15

Leaders of the Catholic Church in France have asked all Catholic dioceses to unite in prayer for the country's future... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in the Pope Paul VI Hall.

Prayer is the surest guide for life's troubles, Pope says

Pope Benedict XVI says the life and writings of St. Paul should remind all Christians that the surest guide through... Read more

Hundreds of clergy unite to pray Rosary for world's priests

On June 15, as the Catholic Church celebrates both the Feast of the Sacred Heart and World Priest Day, over... Read more

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH).

Senator proposes adding prayer to WWII memorial

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has introduced a bill to place President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day prayer on the World... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, April 18, 2012.

Pope outlines power of the Holy Spirit in prayer

Pope Benedict XVI says Christians should avail themselves to the Holy Spirit in prayer – particularly when they cannot find... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square for the April 18, 2012 general audience.

Pope Benedict speaks about power of prayer in his life

Pope Benedict XVI says he has been sustained during his seven years as pontiff by the prayers of people around... Read more