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Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago

Pastor says priest 'misspoke' when he alleged Cardinal Cupich stopped public prayers after Mass

Aug 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, allegedly ordered a priest to cease praying the Prayer to St. Michael and the... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘With the truth of the Gospel, one cannot negotiate’

Aug 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

It was the pope’s first general audience since he underwent colon surgery. Read more

Pope Francis smiles during the general audience in the Vatican's San Damaso Courtyard on June 30, 2021.

Pope Francis: God ‘weaves our history’

Jun 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the dramatic conversion of St. Paul should remind us that God has a plan... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: How often do we fixate on our problems rather than bringing them to God?

Jun 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus message this Sunday, Pope Francis offered a reminder that the Lord wants us to seek his presence... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021.

Pope Francis: On the cross, Jesus prayed for you

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The general audience marked the pope’s final catechesis on prayer. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 9, 2021.

Pope Francis: Say the ‘Jesus Prayer’ throughout the day

Jun 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope recommended the prayer at the heart of Eastern Christianity’s mystical tradition. Read more

Fr. Patrick Peyton. Courtesy of Holy Cross Family Ministries.

Why hundreds are still drawn to the powerful legacy of the 'Rosary Priest'

Jun 3, 2021

Nearly three decades after his death, Father Patrick Peyton still receives fan mail. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: Never forget that Jesus is praying for you before the Father

Jun 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

At his general audience, the pope said: “We must always keep this in mind: Jesus prays for me.” Read more

Pope Francis blesses Auschwitz survivor Lidia Maksymowicz in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 26, 2021.

Pope Francis offers advice for when prayers seem to go unanswered

May 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“To answer this question, we need to meditate calmly on the Gospels,” the pope said at his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 19, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Praying is not easy’

May 19, 2021

The pope suggested ways to overcome common obstacles to prayer. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Prayer works miracles’

May 12, 2021

The pope expressed delight at holding his first general audience with members of the public for six months. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: The contemplative dimension of being human gives life flavor

May 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope has encouraged Catholics to engage in “loving contemplation,” a practice that “does not need many words.” Read more

A detail from St. Joseph with the Child, by Francesco Conti (1681–1760)

With 'message of hope,' consecration of California to St. Joseph coming to multiple churches

Apr 30, 2021

“In these very difficult times, we need a message of hope, and all families, marriages, men, women, children, bishops, priests,... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 28, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: Christian meditation ‘is not a withdrawal into ourselves’

Apr 28, 2021

The pope reflected on what distinguishes Christian meditation from other practices popular in the Western world. Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘We can all learn from the perseverance of the Russian pilgrim’

Apr 21, 2021

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to read the 19th-century Russian spiritual classic “The Way of a... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is a great school of prayer’

Apr 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘There is no grief in the Church that is borne in solitude’

Apr 7, 2021

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis said that the communion of saints means that Christians are never alone in... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to pray for people risking lives to fight for fundamental rights

Apr 6, 2021

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics around the world to pray this month for people risking their lives by standing up... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: Jesus entrusted Mary to us as a Mother, ‘not as co-redeemer’

Mar 24, 2021

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis said that Jesus entrusted the Virgin Mary to us as a Mother, “not... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credits: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis calls for end to ‘bloody clashes’ in Burma

Mar 3, 2021

Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to “bloody clashes” and the release of political leaders in Burma.  Read more