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The schismatic decision of the Poor Clares "seems absolutely wrong to me" but we must see "if it is possible to heal it, cure it, reverse it," said Spanish Archbishop Mario Iceta.

Spain archbishop on schismatic nuns: ‘I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences’

May 21, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Archbishop Mario Iceta of Burgos in Spain noted: “I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences” of their decision. Read more

The Monastery of Città della Pieve in Italy.

Blind from birth, Sister Chiara Antonella shares her story of music and prayer

Dec 26, 2023

By ACI Stampa

The Poor Clare sister shared in a recent interview about her calling to religious life, life in the monastery, and... Read more

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration from the Our Lady of Solitude Monastery in Tonopah, Arizona, accompanied by their local priest.

Trust in divine providence: Poor Clare nun follows St. Clare of Assisi’s example

Aug 11, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Mother Marie André Campbell, a Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration at the Our Lady of Solitude Monastery in Tonopah, Arizona,... Read more

On July 22, Sister Mary Regina of the Holy Angels, the first religious sister to join Mother Angelica’s monastery in Irondale, Alabama, died after a battle with cancer at 78.

Mother Angelica’s ‘first daughter’ Sister Regina dies

Jul 28, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Sister Regina first met Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN, while the former was a student at John Carroll High School... Read more

Mother Angelica. CNA file photo

Mother Angelica’s early years: a religious awakening born in the streets of Canton

Apr 20, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

In honor of Mother Angelica’s 100th birthday, we look at her life growing as the only child of a single... Read more


The little-known connection between hoops and holiness

Nov 24, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The start of basketball season always coincides with Thanksgiving, lending a proper season to be grateful for the American-born sport. Read more

Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy, Nov. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis in Assisi: ‘It is time that the poor be given back their voice’

Nov 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope met with a group of more than 500 poor people from across Europe. Read more

Pope Francis meets Poor Clare nuns whose monastery was destroyed in 2009 earthquake

Apr 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Monday met with a community of Poor Clare nuns, whose abbess died when the roof of their... Read more