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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

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica Jan. 6, 2020.

Pope Francis: When we do not worship God, we worship ourselves

Jan 6, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Pope Francis said worship of Christ reveals the true meaning of... Read more

In Rochester, moms' group prays for vocations to come from among their families

Dec 31, 2019

A newly-formed group of Catholic mothers in Rochester, New York has committed to praying regularly for the flourishing of vocations... Read more

Pope Francis meets with youth in Japan Nov. 25, 2019.

Lack of prayer creates spiritual ‘zombies,’ pope tells Japanese youth

Nov 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

If people neglect prayer and the interior life, they are at risk of becoming spiritual zombies, who seem fine on... Read more

A father and daughter are reunited near Saugus High School after a Nov 14. 2019 shooting.

Archbishop Gomez prays for victims of California high school shooting

Nov 15, 2019

The Archbishop of Los Angeles has encouraged the community to pray for victims of a shooting at a high school... Read more

California wildfire.

Archbishop Gomez asks for prayers for those impacted by Calif. fires 

Oct 28, 2019

As 16 wildfires continue to incinerate thousands of acres of land in California, destroying businesses and homes, Archbishop Jose Gomez... Read more

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Digital rosary discovered to be hackable, Vatican says it has fixed bugs

Oct 21, 2019

Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to... Read more

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Vatican promotes 'smart rosary,' selling for $109

Oct 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican promoted the launch of a ‘smart rosary’ bracelet Tuesday compatible with an iOS and Android app, which costs... Read more

Spanish bishops say that Zen meditation and mindfulness movement are not Christian prayer

Sep 23, 2019

The Spanish bishops’ conference said that the “mindfulness” movement and other eastern meditation techniques cannot be considered a “properly Christian”... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018.

Pope Francis: Discover the beauty of prayer in adoration

Aug 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of God’s love,... Read more

Protests in downtown Port-au-Prince drew nearly 2,000 people on June 13, 2019.

Amid political uncertainty, Haitian bishops announce year of prayer

Jul 15, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Haiti have announced a year of prayer and adoration for the country, which continues to face... Read more

Pope Francis during audience with the Worldwide Prayer Network June 28, 2019.

‘The heart of the Church’s mission is prayer,’ Pope Francis says

Jun 28, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis addressed 6,000 members of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of its... Read more

Global Rosary Relay aims at 1 billion Hail Marys for priests

Jun 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Global Rosary Relay aims to have 1 billion Hail Marys said for the sanctification of priests June 28, the... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Our Father while meeting with the Italian bishops' conference at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2015.

Holy See confirms changes to Italian liturgical translation of Our Father, Gloria

Jun 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Apostolic See has confirmed the translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal prepared by the Italian bishops'... Read more

‘Broken Mary’ procession in Chicago.

From a dumpster to the head of a procession: The story of 'Broken Mary'

Jun 7, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On Friday, May 31, four lanes of traffic on a major thoroughfare in the city of Chicago shut down for... Read more