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Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre … more
Russia’s minority Catholic Church has pledged to help build a civil society after the nation’s March 18 election and called on President Vladimir Putin to “justify voters’ … more
As rumors fly of an imminent Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, a Belgian priest known as an expert on China said he thinks an agreement might really happen. “I’ve … more
A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players’ solid teamwork for the … more
Don’t take everything you see in the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ” as, well, gospel. Even the filmmakers have said much of what is on screen is conjecture. Compared … more
Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad, by Saad Sirop Hanna, with Edward S. Aris. University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2017). 169 pp., $25.   “You don’t hate … more
Four New Orleans families are a little better off today since a grass-roots housing program helped them secure an affordable place to live. The Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability … more
When Katie Spanuello Rahman recalls the campus of her alma mater St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, she paints an idyllic picture. “It was like living in a fairy-tale setting, with a marble … more
March 16 marked the 20th anniversary of “We Remember: Reflections on the Shoah,” the Vatican document on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, or Shoah. This commentary on the document … more
Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican March 15. In his homily, the Pope said it takes more than one “Hail … more
Father Dagoberto Noguera is seen in this undated photo. He was brutally murdered in Colombia March 10. After serving at a number of parishes in Brooklyn, New York, he moved to Colombia to … more
            Polish Catholic leaders condemned a new wave of anti-Semitism in the country amid tension over a government-backed law on … more
Children at the Pope Francis Rescue Center in Malindi, Kenya, present their homework to Sister Benedicta, a counselor from Sisters of the Holy Family, and Sister Veronica Nyambura. CNS … more
Cardinal John Ribat, archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, poses for a photo following a March 14 interview with Catholic News Service at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in … more
    Going out to the “peripheries” may be a phrase favored by Pope Francis, but even in diplomatic affairs, it is something the Vatican has done for centuries, often … more
Two committee chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gave their strong support for the First Amendment Defense Act, which was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. … more
Four in 10 U.S. Catholics say that half or more of religiously based attacks around the world are directed at Christians and believe Christian persecution is “extremely severe” in North … more
In the advent of Pope Francis’ fifth anniversary in the papacy, a new Pew Research poll of U.S. Catholics shows their regard of the Pope is, for the first time, colored by their political … more
Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity “to reflect on something at the very heart of our faith — the enduring presence of Christ in the … more
Though Church authorities in El Salvador said they would wait to give more details of a Vatican-approved miracle that has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero, a … more
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