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Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Oct. 21, 2020. Photo

Pope Francis: ‘Prayer is the center of life’

Oct 21, 2020

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christians should pray from the heart and not “like parrots.”   Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Oct. 14, 2020.

Pope Francis: ‘All human pains for God are sacred’

Oct 14, 2020

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Psalms shed new light on suffering, showing that “all human pains for God are... Read more

Seminarians for the Diocese of Providence. Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Providence Seminary.

Prayers answered: Diocese of Providence sees decades-high number of new seminarians  

Aug 6, 2020

By Perry West

The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year - the highest number of incoming seminarians... Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Aug 2, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

Today's feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone urges Friday fasting for an end to COVID

Jul 31, 2020

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is urging Catholics to fast every Friday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, 2019.

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains'

Jun 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace, June 24, 2020.

Pope Francis: In life’s ups and downs, make prayer your constant

Jun 24, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

King David is an example of being consistent in prayer no matter what life throws at you or what good... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis: Catholics cannot ignore the poverty caused by the pandemic

Jun 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore.  Read more

Banner at the 2019 March for Life.

Catholic fraternal groups call for prayer and justice amid George Floyd protests

Jun 4, 2020

The Knights of Columbus have announced a forthcoming novena for an end to racism, as Catholic fraternal organizations urge prayer... Read more

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

Pope Francis says prayer opens the door of hope

May 20, 2020

Prayer opens the door of hope, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta May 14, 2020.

Pope Francis calls people of all religions to pray for end of pandemic

May 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged people of every religion to fast and pray Thursday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 13, 2020.

Pope Francis: Christians can pray to the Father without fear

May 13, 2020

Jesus has transformed the human experience of prayer, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.  Read more

Pope Francis looks out at an empty St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: As humanity trembles from pandemic, let us unite in prayer

Mar 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to unite in praying the Our Father prayer at noon on March... Read more

Pope Francis' televised Mass and Eucharistic Adoration on March 21, 2020.

Pope Francis offers this spiritual communion prayer during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As more Catholics around the world find themselves unable to receive the Eucharist due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Feb. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis' Lent advice: Put down phone, pick up Bible

Feb 26, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis urged Catholics Wednesday to use the season of Lent to spend less time immersed in the chatter and... Read more

What do Catholics believe about the Church, the devil, and faith? A new poll sheds light

Feb 25, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A poll released Monday provides new insight into the religious practices, beliefs, and other demographic trends of U.S. Catholics.  Read more

Pope Francis prays during the Good Friday Via Crucis in Rome April 19, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for victims of German shooting

Feb 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars.  Read more

Pope Francis prays at Auschwitz July 29, 2016.

'Never again': Pope Francis calls for prayer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has asked for people to spend a moment in prayer and recollection on Monday for International Holocaust Remembrance... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for coronavirus victims in China

Jan 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for people infected by the coronavirus, which has killed 56 people in China.  Read more

Archbishop Carlos Castillo of Lima.

Lima archbishop offers 'clarification' on controversial Eucharist remarks

Jan 13, 2020

After controversial remarks last week, the Archbishop of Lima said Thursday that he did not intend to undermine the importance... Read more