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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Pope affirms that Mass is more than a mere 'representation'

Feb 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Do not justify sin by using other people, Pope warns

Feb 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the proper attitudes to have when we face difficult moments, stating that... Read more

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

Letters to Pope read 'with the heart,' Vatican official says

Jan 31, 2014

By Elise Harris

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis receives a few thousand letters a week, which Correspondence Director Msgr. Giuliano Gallorini notes... Read more

His Beatitude Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (Center) participates in Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray... Read more

Pope Francis welcomes Benedict XVI back to the Vatican at Mater Ecclesia monastery on May 2, 2013

Benedict XVI still in the service of St. Peter, colleague says

Dec 13, 2013

By Elise Harris

Manfred Lütz, a close colleague of Benedict XVI, revealed in a recent interview that he is still in contact with... Read more

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