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PROVIDENCE — Normally, the faithful approach the confessional or another designated area to receive forgiveness of their sins in the sacrament of Penance.While many opportunities remain to … more
VATICAN CITY — Joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world, Pope Francis led the recitation of the Lord's Prayer, imploring God's mercy on … more
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic leaders praised Colorado Gov. Jared Polis for signing a death penalty repeal bill into law March 23, making Colorado the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty. He … more
WASHINGTON — St. John Paul II's "prophetic encyclical" on the value and inviolability of human life, "The Gospel of Life" ("Evangelium Vitae") provides "a clear challenge" to Catholics, said … more
ROME — While most of the work at a religious order's general headquarters continues in lockdown, a group of Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit found an additional activity where … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While conferences and meetings can be postponed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter cannot, with the exception of the chrism … more
PROVIDENCE — Music has a way of offering hope, lifting spirits and bringing about incredible change in listeners. more
Lent is here. Again. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to “give up and take up.”  As much as I can begrudge the Lenten “time to get out of your spiritual … more
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mercy, which is at the heart of the Christian life, is not a one-dimensional virtue but instead is the acceptance of God's love and the giving of that love to others, Pope … more
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