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Mother, daughter killed in crash recalled for devotion to faith, family
Mar 26 2015
A mother and daughter who perished in the French Alps plane crash were remembered as “wonderful people.”

President, first lady to welcome Pope Francis to White House Sept. 23
Mar 26 2015
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House Sept. 23.

Pope mourns with families of Germanwings crash victims
Mar 26 2015
Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of the 150 passengers and crew of a Germanwings plane that crashed March 24.

Papal aide organizes special Sistine Chapel tour for homeless people
Mar 25 2015
The papal almoner, an archbishop who distributes charitable aid from Pope Francis, planned a special afternoon for about 150 homeless people.

Despite low Catholic marriage numbers, some see trend turning around
Mar 24 2015
The number of Catholic marriages in the United States is at its lowest point since 1965.

Paschal candle makers highlight symbolism, artistry in ancient craft
Mar 24 2015
Martin Marklin has been fascinated by paschal candles since he was an altar server.

Blood of Naples’ patron liquefies during pope’s visit to cathedral
Mar 23 2015
The blood of the fourth-century martyr, St. Januarius, is Naples’ most precious relic.

Pope preaches hope to Naples’ unemployed, immigrants, prisoners
Mar 23 2015
Hope is the first act of resistance to evil, Pope Francis told the people of Naples.

Future of humanity depends on protecting, sharing water, pope says
Mar 23 2015
The future of humanity depends on safeguarding and sharing potable water around the world, Pope Francis said.

Nun runs center caring for Vietnamese children with severe disabilities
Mar 22 2015
Most of the 65 youngsters at Thien Phuoc, can neither walk, talk nor feed themselves.