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Pope Francis during his Nov. 15, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: The Mass needs silence, not 'chit-chat'

On Wednesday, Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this... Read more

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Sacramento bishop leads prayer after northern California shooting

Notifying his fellow bishops of “a terrible shooting” in his diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento led them in prayer... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope prays for victims of massive earthquake on Iran-Iraq border

After an earthquake along the Iraq-Iran border left some 340 people dead and another 4,000 injured, Pope Francis voiced his... Read more

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

Pope Francis grieved by 'senseless violence' of Texas church shooting

On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the... 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 mourns victims in string of recent terror attacks

After nearly 40 people were killed in terrorist attacks this week in Somalia, New York and Afghanistan, Pope Francis voiced... Read more

Emergency personal respond after reports of multiple people hit by a truck after it plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City.

Cardinal Dolan calls New Yorkers to unite 'in faith and love’ after attack

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has called New Yorkers to unity, prayer, and mutual respect after at least... Read more

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He overcame prison and drug addiction - thanks to the rosary

A life of crime and drug addiction landed Khristian Briones, 39, in prison for ten years. During that time, he paid... 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 Somalia massacre

On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country... Read more

An aerial view of homes that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on October 11, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California.

Pope Francis offers prayer for victims of California wildfires

With more than 20 deaths caused by the various wildfires devouring swaths of California, Pope Francis on Friday sent a... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope Francis dedicates October to praying for the unemployed

Having dignified work is a topic Pope Francis has continuously returned to since his election, and it surfaced again in... Read more

A tele-prayer service for Catholics with mental illnesses

To recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability held a teleconference prayer service offering those with... Read more

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What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but... Read more

Las Vegas bishop calls for prayer after mass shooting

On Monday, the Bishop of Las Vegas, Joseph A. Pepe, voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope mourns victims of 'senseless' Las Vegas shooting

On Monday, Pope Francis offered his condolences and spiritual support to victims of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas that... Read more

Mexican bishops join in prayer, grief after second deadly earthquake

Following Mexico’s second major earthquake in two weeks, bishops in the country called for prayers and solidarity, asking Our Lady... Read more

St. Louis archbishop leads prayer for peace after violent protests

The Archbishop of St. Louis led an interfaith group of religious leaders in prayer for peace and justice on Tuesday,... Read more

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Bishop urges prayer for victims of Washington school shooting

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane has urged Christians to pray for the victims of a Sept. 13 high school shooting,... Read more

Hurricane Harvey, as seen from NOAA GOES satellite over Texas, 10 am, Aug 25, 2017.

Cardinal DiNardo: Pray for everyone enduring Hurricane Harvey

The arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Texas is a time for prayer, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said.  Read more

Guam's Catholics pray for peace amid ongoing threats from North Korea

In the face of North Korea’s threats to bomb the island of Guam, the Catholic faithful have gathered in parishes... Read more

Barcelona, Spain.

Pope Francis, Spanish bishops offer prayers after Barcelona terrorist attack

Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist... Read more