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Biden attends Mass at DC church where he worshipped as VP

President Joe Biden attended Mass for the first time since taking office, worshipping Sunday at the church he frequented when he was vice president.

Ailing pope, reducing appearances, prays for homeless dead

Ailing Pope Francis, who this week is making limited public appearances due to persistent pain, has drawn attention to the plight of homeless people in winter, including a Nigerian man who froze to death near the Vatican.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Biblical reflections Day 7

We bring you the seventh in a series of Biblical reflections for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.

Pope Francis urges Church to be near to all in Latin America

Pope Francis sends a video message to the first Ecclesial Assembly of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urges Church leaders to listen to the faithful and to be united in prayer.

Second Catholic president causes some to celebrate, gives others anxiety

Joe Biden became the second Catholic to be inaugurated as president of the United States Jan. 20, giving some U.S. Catholics and their religious leaders a reason to rejoice and others to fear more access to abortion under his leadership.

Star NFL quarterback announces retirement on feast of athletes’ patron saint

After 17 seasons in the NFL, quarterback Philip Rivers will begin his next career as head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope in the Mobile Archdiocese.

Lectors, acolytes: Formal installation means more than service at Mass

More than 40 years ago, then-Archbishop William Borders of Baltimore issued a pastoral letter signaling his intention to ask that the "official ministries" of lector and acolyte be opened to women.

Pope recalls Word of God Sunday, urges all to read Bible

Recalling the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis urges all Christians to carry a pocket Bible and to read a few verses every day.

Pope prays for Nigerian homeless man found dead near St. Peter’s

Pope Francis prays for a homeless man from Nigeria who died just a few meters from St. Peter’s Square, and reminds journalists of their task to give first-hand witness to the truth.

Pope at Angelus: God calls us to conversion at every stage of life

At the Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminds Christians that every moment is the right time to convert our hearts toward love of God and neighbor.