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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...

Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

VATICAN CITY — Prevention is key in protecting minors from abuse, Pope Francis said. The protection of minors is a serious concern and what is...

Pope Francis writes Syrian President Bashar Assad, urging him to protect...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country's eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the...

Faculties of celebrating Mass among sanctions from pope against Bishop Michael...

WASHINGTON -- The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced July 19 sanctions from the Vatican -- including taking away the faculties of celebrating Mass -- against...

Pope appoints new Vatican press office director

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appointed Matteo Bruni to serve as director of the Vatican press office, replacing Alessandro Gisotti, who had been serving...

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