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Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election
Oct 24 2016
The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

National parks: Places of wonder, history, culture, spiritual refuge
Oct 21 2016
Religious men and women often use nature’s bounty as a backdrop for spiritual connection.

In Turkey, Iraqi Christians waiting for resettlement live in limbo
Oct 20 2016
Turkey hosts more than 3 million refugees; about 400,000 are non-Syrians.

Parents of teen killed in car accident offer mercy and forgiveness to driver
Oct 19 2016
The driver who caused the death of a teen has experienced profound grace by the compassion shown to her by the boy’s parents.

By laughing at ourselves, we grow, change for better, says actress-writer
Oct 18 2016
The comedy writer and producer of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” accepted the inaugural Eloquentia Perfecta Award from Paulist Press and the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education.

Memorial marking where Moses saw Promised Land reopens in Jordan
Oct 18 2016
The Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened its doors to the public amid festivities, after nearly a decade of restoration.

Pope canonizes seven saints who 'fought the good fight of faith'
Oct 17 2016
The seven new saints of the church are holy because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said.

Jesuits elect Venezuelan as new head of order
Oct 14 2016
Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, a member of the Jesuits’ Venezuelan province, was elected the first non-European superior general of the Society of Jesus.

Christians who reject all refugees are 'hypocrites,' pope says
Oct 13 2016
Pope Francis said he does not like "the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions."

Leaked emails show 'hostility' to Catholic Church, some say
Oct 13 2016
Emails released Oct. 11 by WikiLeaks "reveal the depths of the hostility of Hillary Clinton and her campaign toward Catholics."