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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


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


Teen attributes recovery from coma to global prayer chain

Jun 13, 2013

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


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

May 1, 2013

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

Apr 18, 2013

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


Businessmen join in spiritual bouquet for cardinal electors

Mar 12, 2013

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


Rome youth center to host perpetual adoration during conclave

Mar 8, 2013

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

Feb 19, 2013

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


Benedict XVI plans life of prayer after retirement

Feb 11, 2013

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

Jan 28, 2013

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

Dec 9, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 15, 2012

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

Oct 15, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

“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

Sep 6, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

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


Brazilian women's volleyball team celebrates gold with prayer

Aug 14, 2012

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


Missouri 'Right to Pray' amendment passes with large majority

Aug 9, 2012

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