Pope Francis Sends Message To The Americas On The Feast Of...

Pope Francis has sent a Message to the Americas to mark the Dec. 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is venerated as Patroness of the American continent. The Holy Father delivered the Message during the course of his weekly General Audience on Wednesday, the eve of the feast.

Priest Pleads for Prayer for the 1,000 Remaining ‘Imprisoned’ Palestinian Christians...

One priest is pleading for prayer as the population of Christians living in Gaza has dwindled to only 1,000 left, with those remaining living in harsh prison-like conditions.

Pope Francis Gives Advice On How To Vote In Upcoming Election

During a press conference on his return flight from Azerbaijan, Pope Francis gave some solid advice on how to vote in an election where both...

Cardinal Pell, Senior Adviser to the Pope, Charged with Sex Offenses

Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal-Prefect for the Secretariat for the Economy and senior adviser to the Pope, has been issued a summons to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court for multiple historical sexual offenses.

Video Shows ISIS-Backed Militants Destroying A Catholic Church

The video shows the jihadists desecrate the church by first smashing statues of Christ and other saints, and then setting the entire building on fire.

Dates To Be Set for the Canonization of Blessed Pope Paul...

Last week the Vatican announced Pope Francis recognized second miracles attributed to the intercession of Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Óscar Romero, the final step on their path to sainthood.

Pope Benedict Writes Letter, Says He’s Preparing for “Home”

In a short letter Pope Benedict XVI wrote to an Italian national newspaper, the pontiff emeritus says he is "on a pilgrimage toward Home."

Regular Church Attendance Linked to Lowered Risk of Suicide

In a study that was published in August of last year, a link between regularly attending church and a lower risk for suicide was found. This trend goes against the sad reality of an increasing rate of suicide in the United States across men and women of all backgrounds.

Christian Persecution in China: 100 Arrested in “Systematic” and “Escalating” Crackdown

Christian persecution in China is being called "systematic" and "escalating," with closing churches, banning public Christmas celebration, and sweeping arrests being made.

1 Priest Killed, 1 Critically Wounded In Attack

A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed and another wounded at a Catholic church Wednesday night near the state Capitol, a Phoenix police spokesman said.

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