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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

Appeals court: House not required to accept ‘secular prayer’ at start of work day

A D.C. federal appeals court has ruled that the chaplain for the House of Representatives cannot be forced to allow... Read more

US bishops urge prayer as powerful storms hammer the South

Bishops in the United States are offering their prayers and condolences after a powerful storm system moved through the southern... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

With prayer, good can overcome evil, Pope Francis says

To pray is to believe in God’s power to replace the evil in the world with goodness, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Guayaquil in Ecuador on July 6, 2015.

Pope Francis calls for 'gestures of peace' in wake of mosque attacks

Pope Francis called for gestures of peace to oppose hatred and violence Sunday in the wake of attacks on two... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for Alabama tornado victims

Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to Alabama Wednesday after devastating tornadoes over the weekend killed 23 people and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Feb. 27, 2019.

Pope Francis: Evil’s days are numbered

Pope Francis said Wednesday that evil is limited compared to the expanding force of God’s holiness in the world.  Read more

Pope Francis prays at his Wednesday general audience Feb. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis: There is no 'I' in the 'Our Father'

Pope Francis said Wednesday that one’s prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others’ needs.  Read more

Pope Francis joins a selfie in Paul VI Hall on April 30, 2015.

Pope’s app 'Click to Pray' connects Catholics to a smartphone prayer network

Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called  “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer... Read more