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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

Latin American bishops announce day of prayer for Nicaragua

Jul 19, 2018

The Council of Latin American Bishops has expressed solidarity with the people of Nicaragua and declared Sunday, July 22, a... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Geneva on June 21, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Our Father is a spiritual roadmap

Jun 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer of the Church, confirming a person’s identity as a beloved child of God, and... Read more

Ninth annual Rosary Relay to cover globe in prayer for priests

Jun 6, 2018

Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede... Read more

Flying on Sunday? Many airport chapels offer Mass

May 27, 2018

Flying on Sunday and need a place for Mass? A recent study revealed that 40 percent of major US airports... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Indonesian attacks

May 13, 2018

By Elise Harris

After multiple bombings at churches in Indonesia left 11 dead dozens more injured, Pope Francis prayed for the repose of... Read more

Alfie Evans. Courtesy of Alfie's Army Official Facebook.

Alfie Evans dies amid outpouring of prayer, support

Apr 27, 2018

By Elise Harris

Ailing toddler Alfie Evans, whose plight has tugged at the world's heartstrings throughout the past week, died in the early... Read more