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Emergence of John Paul II gave hope to political prisoners seeking...

WARSAW, Poland -- Soviet political prisoners from various backgrounds begged St. John Paul II's help in secret messages after his 1978 election, according to...

Memories of St. John Paul II on his 100th birthday

Do I remember St. John Paul II? Yes, I remember him well. I write of him as the centennial of his birth May 18, 1920,...

Cardinal Etchegaray, key papal envoy of St. John Paul II, dies...

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, a longtime Vatican official and papal envoy who was sent to some of the world’s most wounded and...

Five reasons the rosary is the perfect prayer for families

It was one of those days you never forget. Sitting on the beach one summer evening last year, my husband and I decided to...

Church’s social teaching always a ‘work in progress,’ archbishop says

VATICAN CITY -- While some fundamental principles of the Catholic Church's social teaching are permanent, there are ever-changing social and political conditions that can...

Christian minister Billy Graham, evangelical pioneer, dies at 99

Longtime Christian preacher Billy Graham, spiritual advisor to multiple U.S. presidents and among the first evangelicals to make his mark with television broadcasts, died...

Man who tried to kill St. John Paul II places flowers...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Exactly 31 years after St. John Paul II personally forgave him for shooting and trying to assassinate him, Mehmet...

Women tell the stories of two healings through intercession of two...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — People said Floribeth Mora Diaz was crazy to think Blessed John Paul II interceded with God to heal her...

Viewpoint Two newest saints were voices for the voiceless

Saints Popes John XXIII and John Paul II prophetically raised their voices on behalf of the suffering masses. The two popes, who will be...

Retired Pope Benedict says John Paul II’s faith, courage were signs...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Blessed John Paul II's deep spirituality and his courage to uphold the truth were clear signs of his sainthood,...

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