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Pope Puts Founder of Rosary Crusade One Step Closer Toward Sainthood

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton and Saint John Paul II’s mentor, Cardinal...

Basketball Helps Priests Teach New Jersey Students About Vocations

HOLMDEL, N.J. (CNS) – Students at Saint John Vianney High School expected their recent pep rally to be fun, colorful and filled with good-natured...

Pope Urges Christians to Think About What They Say in the...

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – To pray the Lord’s Prayer and believe what one is reciting takes real courage, Pope Francis said. One...

Don’t Rush Through Silence at Mass, Pope says at General Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteve Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – The silence that precedes the opening prayer at Mass is an opportunity for Christians to commend...

No Dispensation for Christmas Mass on Monday

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Although Christmas this year is the day after the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a...

Indiana Town Embodies Santa Claus and his Spirit of Love, Peace,...

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (CNS) – Belief in that iconic Christmas figure, the rotund merry man with a bag full of presents, inspires thousands of...

Pope: Superficiality, Hypocrisy Cause Division Between Heart and Mind

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – The wisdom of the church fathers regarding the interior life of the person, often split between...

Humility Not About Being Polite, but Accepting Humiliation, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Like a sprout, humility needs to be nourished so that the Holy Spirit may grow within...

Bishops to put Together Pastoral Plan for Marriage, Family Life Ministry

BALTIMORE (CNS) – U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledged that Catholic families and married couples need more support from the church at large and hope to...

Mass is a Time of Silence and Prayer, not Idle Chitchat,...

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope...