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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013

Pope Francis: scandals 'poison' and deny the 'bread of life'

Jan 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis addressed the issue of various scandals that happen within the Church, emphasizing that they... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013

Pope Francis: Kingdom of God 'comes by wisdom'

Nov 14, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis warned against the ‘spirit of curiosity’ which can lead us away from God, stating... Read more

(L-R) Fr. Paul Shie, Fr. Arin Sugit, Bishop Cornelius Sim, and Fr. Robert Leong serve the roughly 20,000 Catholics who live in Brunei.

Despite small size, Church in Brunei has 'lively' faith

Nov 3, 2013

Although it is one of the youngest and smallest “dioceses” in southeast Asia, the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei is a... Read more

Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras celebrates Mass with WYD pilgrims.

US Catholicism like growing forest, leading cardinal says

Nov 1, 2013

The Catholic Church in the U.S. is growing, and should evangelize by showing the “joy of living” and becoming “a... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

'Know Jesus,' Pope urges during daily homily

Sep 26, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis stressed the importance of having a personal encounter with Jesus, and said that there... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Church is like a widow seeking her husband, Pope says

Sep 17, 2013

The Church militant is similar to a widow and progresses through history searching for her divine spouse Jesus Christ, Pope... Read more


Change in baptismal rite emphasizes Church's identity

Aug 23, 2013

In one of his last acts as Pope, Benedict XVI approved changed wording in the rite of baptism which emphasizes... Read more

Thai students honor Queen Sirikit's birthday.

Thai Catholics celebrate queen's birthday with prayer

Aug 13, 2013

Catholics in Thailand are joining in prayer to celebrate the 81st birthday of Queen Sirikit, respected throughout the country for... Read more

Pope Francis moves through the crowd at the April 3, 2013 general audience.

Pope: Jesus' plan for humanity requires Catholic Church

May 29, 2013

Pope Francis began a new series of reflections by saying that although some people want Jesus but not the Church,... Read more

Cardinal James Harvey celebrating his first Mass at the Parish of St. Pius V a Villa Carpegna on May 26, 2013.

Wisconsin cardinal takes possession of Roman see

May 26, 2013

By Alan Holdren

Far from his native Milwaukee, Cardinal James M. Harvey took possession of his “titular church” in Rome, a vibrant suburban... Read more


Church is a love story, Pope Francis says

Apr 24, 2013

The Church is not merely “a human enterprise,” but “a love story,” said Pope Francis, and the faithful must remember... Read more