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Archbishop Paglia: Priests Can Be Present at Assisted Suicide

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said Tuesday that he would be willing to hold the hand of someone dying from...

Pope Francis Taps Minnesota Farm Boy to Lead Sioux Falls Diocese

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and appointed Minnesota priest Fr. Donald Edward...

Why Pope Francis’ Appointment of Cardinal Tagle Is Significant

By Father Raymond J. de Souza | Did Pope Francis just name his successor? Much of the commentary about the appointment of Cardinal Luis Tagle, until now archbishop of Manila, to the...

Prayers for England’s Conversion as the Country Goes to the Polls

By Edward Pentin | British citizens have been voting today in a pivotal general election that some are calling the most important in a generation. As the Jan. 31 Brexit deadline looms, the U.K. faces continued uncertainty and...

The Fascinating Link Between Lepanto and Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Carrie Gress | Recently, much attention has been given to the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, where the outnumbered Christian alliance defeated the Muslim Turks, protecting Europe from the further spread of Islam. As I’ve discovered...

Our Lady of Guadalupe: 6 Things to Know and Share

By Jimmy Akin | Dec. 12 is the commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In the United States, the day is a feast. Linked to this day is Dec. 9, which is the optional memorial of Juan Diego, to whom she appeared. Here are 6...

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Evangelizer Par Excellence

By Joseph Pronechen | We’ve seen things being promoted that appear contrary to the faith. It’s a sign of hopelessness. But not to be desolate. Our Lady of Guadalupe brought real hope and evangelization to the Aztecs and other...

The Miraculous Roses of Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Patti Armstrong | While many people know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s appearance in Mexico to Juan Diego on Dec. 12, 1531, not everyone knows the significance that roses played in the miraculous event. Our family...

A Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the U.S.

By Susanna Spencer | At a crucial point early in my relationship with my husband we climbed up Monte Subasio to the hermitage of St. Francis outside of Assisi. Our whole semester abroad at Franciscan University’s campus in...

St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh | On Dec. 12 we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is the feast of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, a native Mexican peasant who experienced apparitions of Mary on...