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

Apr 23, 2019

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

Apr 17, 2019

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

Mar 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Mar 17, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Mar 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Feb 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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'

Feb 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Jan 20, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience Jan. 9, 2019.

God is waiting to hear your prayers, pope says

Jan 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is... Read more

Nigerian priest abducted on Christmas Eve: Prayer saved us

Jan 4, 2019

A Nigerian priest who was kidnapped on Christmas Eve recalled his experience after Mass this week, saying prayer is what... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during the general audience Jan. 10, 2018.

Pope Francis: Prayer is about God's love, not wordiness

Jan 2, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the ‘Our Father,’ Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as... Read more

Officials look through the wreckage of damaged buildings in Carita, Indonesia on December 23, 2018.

Pope Francis asks for prayers for Indonesia after deadly tsunami

Dec 23, 2018

By Courtney Mares

After a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia Saturday night, killing more than 200 people and injuring hundreds more, Pope Francis has... Read more

Full of Grace Cafe. Photo courtesy of Fr. Joshua Johnson.

Full of Grace Cafe: Small-town parish opens thriving coffee shop, community center

Dec 18, 2018

By Mary Farrow

When Fr. Josh Johnson arrived as pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church over a year ago,... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall on Dec. 20, 2017.

Faith is not ‘decorative,’ Pope Francis says

Dec 12, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis gave an Advent reminder Wednesday that faith should not be just a “decorative” addition to daily life by... Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: To pray, begin with humility

Dec 5, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated... Read more

Central Africans.

CAR bishops establish day of prayer for victims of violence

Nov 29, 2018

The bishops of the Central African Republic have set aside a day of mourning and a day of prayer for... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at a prayer vigil following the Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Archbishop Gomez after Thousand Oaks shooting: Jesus cries with us

Nov 9, 2018

Archbishop José Gomez offered prayers for victims of a shooting at a country dance hall this week, telling those present... Read more

Protesters in Managua, on Aug. 18, 2018. 

Nicaragua's political tensions need our prayers, US archbishop says

Aug 20, 2018

Americans need to pray for peace in Nicaragua as the country faces continuing political tensions, violence and attacks on churches,... Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope calls entire Church to pray and fast after clerical sex abuse revelations

Aug 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis called Monday for every member of the Catholic Church to pray and fast in penance for the evil... Read more

A vigil in Charlottesville after violence at a white nationalist rally August 2017.

A year after Charlottesville, Virginia bishops pray for end to racism

Aug 10, 2018

The bishops of Virginia offered prayers for peace and a renewed sense of human dignity ahead of the one-year anniversary... Read more