Prayer, Death

July 4, 2013

How can I avoid false teachings on prayer? Part I of III

February 6, 2013

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

September 30, 2014

Synod at the Heart of Papal Masses for Month of October

A prayer vigil Saturday will officially begin the events of the third extraordinary synod of bishops.

September 25, 2014

Military Chaplains Battle for Souls in the Trenches of Ukraine

Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant clergy seek to keep the Ukrainian soldiers’ eyes on the prize.

September 24, 2014

U.S. Bishops Invite Faithful to Pray for Synod on the Family

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, the USCCB president, said of the Sept. 28 day of prayer, ‘May God’s plan for marriage and the family be a source of hope and healing for all.’

September 22, 2014

Filipinos Turn to Prayer as Volcano Forces Mass Evacuations

The government has forcibly evacuated more than 27,000 residents from a four-mile radius around the volcano.

September 12, 2014

Bishops of Philippines Declare Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq and Syria

The initiative ties in with the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

September 9, 2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Releases Official Prayer and Image for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis is expected to attend the World Meeting of Families, set for Sept. 22-27, 2015.

September 7, 2014

Pro Tennis Player Accompanied by Our Lady of Guadalupe on World Travels

Colombia native Santiago Giraldo Salazar is devoted to the Mother of God.

September 6, 2014

Former Alabama Football Player Now a Saint

Rookie Vinnie Sunseri is set to make his professional debut for New Orleans.

August 27, 2014

Faith Offers Healing to Ferguson’s Wounds

Throughout the St. Louis suburb’s ordeal, Catholic clergy have joined with other faith leaders in raising their voices for peace to solve issues of race and justice.

August 22, 2014

Pope Francis Reaches Out to Slain Journalist’s Family

The Holy Father telephoned the parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants.

August 21, 2014

Journalist James Foley Turned to Prayer for Strength

The journalist was fortified by the Rosary during his imprisonment. After Foley’s execution by militant Muslims, his family and community pray for comfort.

August 19, 2014

Papal Sorrow: Francis Asks for Prayers for His Relatives

The wife and two children of the Holy Father’s nephew were killed in an automobile accident Aug. 19.

July 18, 2014

Pope Deplores Loss of Life in Malaysian Plane Crash

Holy Father offers prayers and plea for peace

July 3, 2014

Why We Serve: Religious Freedom and Catholic Service for the Poor

COMMENTARY

June 8, 2014

Full Text of Pope's Address at Invocation for Peace

June 7, 2014

Prayers and Program for Invocation for Peace

May 30, 2014

Pope’s Historic Prayer Deeply Moves Jerusalem Bishop

Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali is praying the meeting between the Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew will lead to greater graces for the body of Christ.

May 29, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian Prayer Meeting Confirmed for June 8

May 13, 2014

Catholics Answer 'Black Mass' With Prayers of Reparation

Harvard canceled the event one hour prior to its start as people of goodwill gathered for prayers and support.

May 6, 2014

Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer a Return to Common Sense

COMMENTARY: The 5-4 ruling Monday confirms that public prayer is constitutional in a country that has been rooted in the devotion since its founding.

April 19, 2014

Campaign Under Way to Introduce Prayer at Mass for Persecuted Christians

Sources report that high-level Church officials are ‘extremely interested’ in having the petition added to the end of all celebrations of Sunday Mass.

March 25, 2014

Register Radio: Catholics in the Ukraine and Walking With Purpose

October 17, 2013

Longing for the Face of God - Navigating the Interior Life - Part IV of IV

October 14, 2013

Longing for the Face of God - Navigating the Interior Life – Part III of IV

October 9, 2013

Longing for the Face of God - Navigating the Interior Life – Part II of IV

October 7, 2013

Longing for the Face of God - Navigating the Interior Life – Part I of IV

October 5, 2013

High-Energy Dance Parties That Turn Tragic

COMMENTARY: Raves can lead youth into spiritual danger. Prayer proves a powerful antidote.

October 1, 2013

The Devil’s War on Silence

September 20, 2013

The Discernment of Pope Francis

Pope Francis and St. Ignatius

September 18, 2013

The Danger of Martha’s Vindication

September 11, 2013

The Francis Effect: New Proposals Give Peace a Chance in Syria

President Obama makes his case for armed intervention in a televised address, but backs away from requesting swift congressional authorization for a military strike.

August 21, 2013

Report: Benedict XVI Resigned After ‘Mystical Experience’

The pope emeritus reportedly disclosed God has planted the ‘absolute desire’ in his heart ‘to remain alone with him, secluded in prayer.’

August 12, 2013

Catholic Blogger Thomas Peters ʻOverwhelmed’ by Prayers After Neck Accident

The blogger’s wife said her husband and family are grateful as he fights his way through an uncertain recovery.

July 30, 2013

False Teachings on Prayer – Getting to the Root of the Problem

July 16, 2013

How can I avoid false teachings on prayer? Part III of III

July 10, 2013

Pope Offers ‘Deep Sympathy’ to Quebec Train Victims, Families

A Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train carrying 72 cars of crude oil derailed and exploded in downtown Lac-Mégantic on July 6.

July 10, 2013

Pope Grants Indulgences for World Youth Day

Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence to World Youth Day attendants and to people who cannot attend but can participate remotely.

July 9, 2013

How can I avoid false teachings on prayer? Part II of III

June 28, 2013

U.S. Bishops: Court Ruling Cannot Change Essence of Marriage

Bishops called the rulings ‘a profound injustice to the American people’ and urged a renewed effort to proclaim the truth about marriage.

June 27, 2013

Variety Gives Church Its Richness, Pope Francis Teaches

Pope Francis says the Church is the Temple of the Holy Spirit in which God works.

June 14, 2013

Newly-Professed Sisters Celebrated as ‘Sign of Hope’

Little Sisters of the Poor made their profession after completing a two year novitiate and a nine month postulancy.

June 14, 2013

Is it okay to pray when you have doubts about God?

June 12, 2013

Pope Encourages Church Rich in Praise, Not Wealth

Pope Francis based his homily on Matthew's Gospel where Jesus said: ‘freely you have received, freely give.’

June 12, 2013

IRS Scandals Raise Doubts Over HHS Mandate Judgment

The way the regulation is written, it is the IRS that determines whether an organization qualifies for full exemption from the HHS mandate.

June 10, 2013

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Second Baseman on the Gift of Life

Neil Walker lives his faith on and off the diamond.

June 6, 2013

Pope Says Lamenting Suffering Is Form of Prayer

The Pope advised people to pray for those who suffer, noting, ‘Here is the mystery of the communion of saints.’

May 30, 2013

Dark Moment Reminded Pope to Seek God’s Will Above Success

The Pope preached that Christianity without the cross is a religion that is more concerned with apparent victory than with the Father’s plan.

May 29, 2013

Iranian Government Arrests Christian Pastor and Closes His Church

Iranian law does not recognize or protect members of Protestant Christian groups or some Catholic Christians.

May 23, 2013

Jailed Pastor in Iran No Longer in Solitary Confinement

Pastor Saeed Abedini is an Iranian-born pastor, who is serving an eight-year sentence in Iran’s Evin Prison on charges of posing a threat to national security.

May 23, 2013

Pope: Ask If Your Life Promotes Unity or Division

The Pope explained that without the Holy Spirit the Church could not ‘accomplish the task that the risen Jesus has entrusted to her: to go and make disciples of all nations.’

May 22, 2013

Pope: Power Struggles Within the Church Are Outside Jesus’ Vision

The Holy Father explains that real power is service and what will make us seem more like Jesus.

May 22, 2013

Church, Political Leaders Extend Prayers to Oklahoma Victims

Cardinal Timothy Dolan sends prayer and comfort, and President Barack Obama also offered his condolences and aid.

May 22, 2013

Supreme Court Could Give Landmark Ruling on Public Prayer

Alliance Defending Freedom will support the town of Greece on the historic practice of seeking Divine guidance at public meetings.

May 21, 2013

Pope Praying for Children, Others Struck by Oklahoma Tornado

There are children among the dead, but officials said the death toll is expected to increase, in wake of tornado that hit the southern Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on May 20.

May 21, 2013

Global Rosary Relay to Encourage Prayer for Priests

Participants in the relay will say a Rosary at a scheduled time for one half hour to thank God for priests

May 16, 2013

Clergy Must Be Shepherds, Not Wolves, Says Pope

Pope Francis asked the Catholic faithful to pray for bishops and priests to be poor, humble and meek in the service of the people.

May 16, 2013

Cardinal O’Brien Leaving Scotland for Penance, Prayer

The disgraced former archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh will spend several months for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance.

May 16, 2013

Church Movements Bringing 50,000 More Than Vatican Expected for Pentecost

The Vatican invited Church movements to gather in Rome as part of the Year of Faith, an initiative aimed at evangelizing and helping Catholics become more fervent in faith.

May 15, 2013

Pontificate of Pope Francis Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Cardinal Jose Polycarpo celebrated the consecration at the Portuguese shrine dedicated to Our Lady, with thousands of the faithful present.

May 15, 2013

Holy Spirit Leads to Truth Amid Relativism, Pope Counsels

Francis encourages the faithful to be open to the Holy Spirit and to the word of God.

April 26, 2013

Law Must be Based in Truth, Archbishop Tells Judges

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski says the state justly favors stable marriages because they serve the common good as the optimal conditions for the raising of future generations of its citizens.

April 25, 2013

Religious Sisters Celebrate One Year of Blocking Illinois Adult Club

Proprietors of the club have been accused of breaking state law, which requires a 1,000-foot ‘buffer zone’ between places of worship and such businesses.

April 24, 2013

Pope Urges Christians to Remember Final Judgment

The Holy Father dedicated his Wednesday audience address to a phrase from the Nicene Creed, continuing a Year of Faith series started by Benedict XVI.

April 23, 2013

Pope Responds to Bishops’ Kidnapping With ‘Intense Prayer’

Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim of the Syrian Orthodox Church and Archbishop Paul Yagizi of the Greek Orthodox Church were kidnapped April 22 near Aleppo, Syria.

April 22, 2013

Being Christian Means Risking Following Jesus, Pope Teaches

Pope asks for prayers for the Church, that it ‘will continue to grow, unite, to walk in the fear of God and with the security of the Holy Spirit.’

April 17, 2013

Jesus’ Ascension Means We Are Never Alone, Pope Says

Pope Francis is continuing Benedict XVI’s practice of reflecting on the Catholic statement of belief at his weekly general audiences as part of the Year of Faith.

April 11, 2013

World Misses God, But It Can See Your Joy, Pope Tells Audience

Pope Francis reminds Catholics that God “treats us as his beloved children; he understands us, forgives us, embraces us and loves us, even when we go astray.”

April 11, 2013

Asian, Pacific Catholics to Hold D.C. Marian Pilgrimage

The Asian Pacific Catholic Network of the mid-Atlantic region is sponsoring the pilgrimage in partnership with the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat on Cultural Diversity.

April 5, 2013

Story of Pope’s Desire to Visit Sicily Emerges

Pope Francis, like John Paul II, invites guests to attend Mass in his private chapel and then invites them for breakfast.

April 5, 2013

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations Day to Focus on Hope

The 2013 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will take place on April 21, the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

April 3, 2013

Pope Francis Prays at John Paul II’s Tomb

On the eighth anniversary of the Holy Father’s death, Pope Francis prays at the tombs of his predecessors who are buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.

April 1, 2013

Pope Francis Prays at St. Peter’s Tomb

Monday marked Pope Francis’ second visit to St. Peter’s tomb in the first month of his pontificate.

March 29, 2013

Ask Fr. Barron: How do we keep social networking from becoming superficial?

March 20, 2013

Pope Francis Honored in Special Buenos Aires Mass

Mass at the cathedral of Buenos Aires began a three-day period of prayer for Pope Francis.

March 19, 2013

Catholic Youth Congress Highlights Friendship With Christ

Hundreds of young people took part in the 2013 Convivio Youth Congress.

March 15, 2013

Mass for Chavez in Rome ‘an Act of Christian Love’

Cardinal Jorge Urosa commended the soul of President Chavez to God and prayed for peace and unity for the Venezuelan people.

March 15, 2013

Orphans No More!

COMMENTARY: This remarkable succession of popes in modern history is a cause for hope.

March 14, 2013

Prayer Intentions for Our New Pope!

March 6, 2013

Are You Insane?!

February 27, 2013

Benedict’s Last Wednesday Audience: God Will Guide Church in Days Ahead

The Holy Father reflects on his last eight years as the bishop of Rome.

February 26, 2013

Pope Benedict’s Post-Papal Attire: White Cassock, Brown Shoes

Pope's simple outfit will complement his quiet life at the monastery.

February 13, 2013

This Lent, give away what you give up

February 12, 2013

Prayers for Pope Benedict, for the Election and for His Successor

December 30, 2012

Glad Tidings of Liturgical Beauty and Joy

October 13, 2012

Bishops Call for 'Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty'

September 29, 2012

Pray for Our Nation

Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation

September 18, 2012

A Novena to the Mother of God for the United States

September 5, 2012

Pope Benedict Reflects on Community of Prayer Presented in Revelation

The Holy Father's Sept. 4 general audience

September 1, 2012

Accessible Sainthood

Saturday Book Pick: 'Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva.'

August 29, 2012

St. John the Baptist Reminds the Faithful to Stand Up for Truth in World Hostile to God

The Holy Father's audience on the Aug. 29 liturgical memorial of the martyrdom of John the Baptist also focused on need for constant prayer.

August 22, 2012

Pope Benedict: 'We Learn to Live From Mary'

The Holy Father's general audience on the feast of the Queenship of Mary, Aug. 22.

August 9, 2012

Missouri 'Right to Pray' Amendment Passes

Amendment 2 was supported by the bishops, who said: 'True religious freedom does not just constitute freedom to worship on Sunday, but also includes the freedom to express one’s faith publicly.'

August 7, 2012

Milwaukee Archbishop Prays for Sikh Community After Deadly Shooting

'It is in times like these that we turn to God, who is the consolation and hope for all of us,' Archbishop Listecki said in reference to Aug. 5 temple tragedy.

August 1, 2012

Papal Audience: Prayer Makes Salvation Secure

July 25, 2012

Major League Soccer All-Star Rediscovers Beauty of Catholic Faith

Columbus Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven pursues soccer career with proper perspective.

July 23, 2012

Colorado Catholics Gather to Pray for Shooting Victims and Comfort Survivors

Bishop Conley prayed at the community vigil, and parishes remembered fallen parishioners.

July 6, 2012

Frontline Faith Marks 2 Years of Providing Catholic MP3s to the Troops

Apostolate to those defending our freedom rolls out digital versions for non-Catholic Christians and for those on the homefront.

June 20, 2012

Pope Benedict Reminds the Faithful to Praise God Always

June 20 papal audience highlights.

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