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Archbishop Fisichella: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions

KNOCK, Ireland  -- Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the church must be prudent and...

Crucified women: New book aims to end scourge of forced prostitution

VATICAN CITY — August is a long-awaited month for countless Romans who escape the sweltering heat and seek some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation...

Assumption feast invites people to look to heaven with hope, Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- Mary's assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and...

Pope calls on nations to protect lives, dignity of war victims

VATICAN CITY — Marking the anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Pope Francis urged nations to recall the need to protect the life and dignity...

Schedule God into busy summer family plans

My family missed Mass a few weeks ago. It doesn't happen often, so my youngest looked genuinely confused when I told him we weren't...

In new interview, Pope Francis explains upcoming Synod of Bishops gathering...

VATICAN CITY -- The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an "urgent" gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church...

Church is a mother to all, remains close to those who...

VATICAN CITY -- Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds...

In letter, Pope Francis encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who...

Spirituality of silence is a journey toward God, says Father Emiliano...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis hung a bright red sign on his home-office door two summers ago that reads, "No Complaining Allowed." It was a...

Pope urges families build a better future through stronger prayer life

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has asked families to set aside time to pray both individually and together as a family. His prayer intention for...

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