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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

Pope Francis bowed in prayer in St. Peters Basilica on Sept. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis: Every violation of the body is an 'outrage' to God

Apr 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis issued a moving prayer for all those whose bodies have been hurt or exploited, including those... Read more

David Bereit, founder of 40 Days for Life, enters the Catholic Church on Easter.

Founder of 40 Days for Life enters Catholic Church on Easter

Apr 3, 2018

David Bereit, the founder of 40 Days for Life, entered the Catholic Church on Easter, giving thanks for the inspiration... Read more

Pope Francis venerating the cross on Good Friday, 2015.

How to get holy during Holy Week

Mar 26, 2018

As Catholics around the world are buying Easter candy and dyeing boiled eggs, two priests have offered suggestions for getting... Read more

Texas bishops call for prayers to heal community after bombings

Mar 21, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The bishops of central Texas have encouraged prayers for healing in a community reeling from a string of bombings over... Read more

Cardinal Keith O'Brien.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, disgraced Scottish prelate, dies at 80

Mar 19, 2018

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of Edinburgh in 2013 after admitting to inappropriate sexual conduct throughout... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass outside the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo March 17, 2018.

Prayer is about being with God, not stress relief, Francis says

Mar 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Pope Francis asked Catholics if they try to pray as Jesus did – out of love for God... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square April 13, 2016.

Pope Francis: Fresh violence in Syria's Eastern Ghouta is 'inhumane'

Feb 25, 2018

By Elise Harris

After a week of heavy bombardment near Damascus left hundreds of civilians dead, Pope Francis has made an appeal for... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope Francis regularly meets with abuse victims on Fridays

Feb 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

In a conversation with Jesuits during his recent visit to Peru, Pope Francis said he regularly meets with victims of... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis voices sorrow for 'devastating' Florida school attack

Feb 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Thursday, Pope Francis assured his spiritual closeness to all those affected by a deadly shooting at a Florida high... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany Jan. 6, 2018.

Mass-goers have a right to a well-prepared homily, Pope says

Feb 14, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis again offered some reflections and tips for the Liturgy of the Word, saying faithful who attend... Read more

Pope Francis on Jan. 6, 2018.

Pray for each other, Pope Francis tells Stigmatine Fathers

Feb 10, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an off-the-cuff speech Saturday, Pope Francis told members of the Stigmatine Fathers that in community life, fraternity is a... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis voices condolences over deadly Taiwan quake

Feb 7, 2018

By Elise Harris

After a massive earthquake and a string of aftershocks in Taiwan killed at least seven and injured hundreds more, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Oct. 11, 2017.

This Lent, revive your enthusiasm for the faith, Pope says

Feb 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his message for the upcoming Lenten season, Pope Francis urged people to renew their enthusiasm for the faith, using... Read more