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Canon law should be re-written to institute a global zero-tolerance policy against priests who commit sexual abuse, a clerical abuse ... continue reading


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Every Christian is called to be a missionary through prayer, working in collaboration with the Holy Spirit, who gives prayer efficacy, Pope ... continue reading


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The Vatican has asked nuns to spend less time on social media and more time in prayer and contemplation. The request follows consultation ... continue reading


Twins consecrated to the Virgin Mary both chose religious vocations Watch

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As infants, Monica and Cristian Moya were hovering on the verge of death. But after their mother consecrated them to the Virgin Mary, they ... continue reading


Italian monastery on the verge of closing, enjoys new life Watch

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The investiture of Sister Maria Vittoria della Croce last month marked the first ceremony of its kind to be held in the Italian city of ... continue reading


Pope Francis tells priests to 'Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd' Watch

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On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood, reminding them to be like Jesus the Good Shepherd in the way they serve the ... continue reading


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What is the Difference Between a Deacon and a Priest? Watch

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What's the difference between a deacon and a priest? Why can't a deacon hear my confession and forgive sins? We asked Catholic Online's ... continue reading


AP report reveals difficulties for priests - is it time for a change? Watch

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In Rochester, moms' group prays for vocations to come from among their families Watch

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A newly-formed group of Catholic mothers in Rochester, New York has committed to praying regularly for the flourishing of vocations from ... continue reading


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Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede for and honor the ... continue reading


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