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Pope Francis’ March prayer intention: For Christians facing new bioethical challenges

Mar 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Let us pray that we may give a Christian response to bioethical challenges,’ the pope said. Read more

Joseph Kennedy, a former high school football coach, says he lost his job for refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line after his team's games. 

Catholic bishops support praying football coach in Supreme Court case

Mar 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted an amicus brief Wednesday in support of Joseph Kennedy, a Christian... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Dec. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to offer their sufferings for Christian unity

Jan 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

During his Sunday Angelus address, the pope called on people to take part in the upcoming Week of Prayer for... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul, Iraq, on March 7, 2021.

Pope Francis’ January 2022 prayer intention is for victims of religious persecution

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope called persecution ‘inhuman’ and ‘insane.’ Read more

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Pew survey: Half of U.S. Catholics pray every day, and the number is dropping

Dec 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A new survey of U.S. adults found that 51% of Catholics pray every day, a drop of 8 percentage points... Read more

ESPN College basketball analyst Dick Vitale with Father Sebastian Szczawinski, the administrator of Vitale's parish, Our Lady of the Angeles, in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

College hoops announcer Dick Vitale, battling cancer, draws strength from his Catholic faith

Dec 9, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale frequently talks about his Catholic faith and the power of prayer as he... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021.

Pope Francis appeals that migrants not be sent back to unsafe countries

Oct 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries. Read more

A website and smartphone app to help Catholics pray for the synod on synodality was launched Oct. 19, 2021.

Vatican launches prayer website ‘to accompany’ Synod on Synodality

Oct 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process. Read more

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'One million children praying the rosary': Kids join rosary initiative inspired by St. Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign. Read more

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What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

Oct 13, 2021

By Elise Harris

The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but... Read more

Missionary of Charity sister prays the rosary.

How to pray the rosary more deeply

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is interesting that in her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and other locations, the Mother of God repeatedly recommends praying... Read more

Detail of Adoration of an Angel by Fra Angelico, early 1400's.

5 Angelic Prayers Everyone Should Know

Oct 2, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Oct. 2 is the feast day of the guardian angels, just three days after the feast of the archangels. These... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Sept. 4, 2021

Pope Francis: Find time for silence with the Gospel every day

Sep 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.” Read more

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