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by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 17, 2021 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that great joy is found when one offers his life in service to God’s call. “There are different ways of carrying out the plan that God has for each of us, which is

From morning until night, many made their way to the Cathedral to see the relics of St. Padre Pio. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Live Mass: January 18, 2021: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, 7:00 a.m.

Vatican City, Dec 27, 2020 / 04:16 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis announced Sunday a special year dedicated to the family, marking the fifth anniversary of the publication of his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia In his Angelus address Dec. 27, the feast of the Holy Family, the pope noted that

Vatican City, Dec 20, 2020 / 06:05 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis advised Catholics on Sunday not to waste time complaining about coronavirus restrictions, but to focus instead on helping those in need. Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square Dec. 20, the pope encouraged people to imitate the

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2020 / 06:20 am MT (CNA).- The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday. Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the pope encouraged

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Nov 1, 2020 / 07:45 am MT (CNA).- On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to follow the model of the saints, who pursued virtue in contradiction to the ways of the world and thus give witness to Christian hope. “Choosing purity,

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 18, 2020 / 05:13 am MT (CNA).- Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, must affirm to the world God’s primacy in human life and in history, Pope Francis said Sunday. In his weekly Angelus address Oct. 18, the pope explained that “to pay taxes

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Sep 27, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness. “There is no path to holiness without some renunciation and without spiritual combat,” Pope Francis said in

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 20, 2020 / 06:35 am MT (CNA).- God’s grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said Sunday during his weekly Angelus address. God’s “action is more than just, in the sense that it goes beyond justice

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Sep 6, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis implored Catholics Sunday not to gossip about one another’s faults, but instead to follow Jesus’ directive on fraternal correction in the Gospel of Matthew. “When we see a mistake, a defect, a slip of a