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Canadian Catholics prepare for Week for Life and Family

Catholics in Canada prepare for the National Week for Life and the Family focused on the family as a domestic church.

Pope sends respirators to Covid-struck Colombia

Pope Francis sends medical and surgical equipment to Colombia, which is struggling to treat Covid-19 patients.

US Bishops call for racial healing in wake of Chauvin verdict

US Bishops advocate for peace, healing, and reconciliation following a verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted for the tragic death of George Floyd last year.

Conviction announced in George Floyd murder case

Ex-officer Derek Chauvin is convicted for the murder of George Floyd.

Pope at Audience: vocal prayer is a sure way speak with God

Pope Francis reflects on the importance of vocal prayer in his catechesis during Wednesday’s General Audience.

Club 451: Don’t Burn These Books! Read Them with Word on Fire!

Most of my school day from third through eighth grade was spent reading in a treehouse in my backyard, but I wasn’t a truant; my parents just homeschooled my brother and me for a few years. When I returned to traditional school, not even a string of particularly uninspiring English teachers could kill my love of books, but I went from reading for pleasure to reading for my class assignments. When I became a first-time mom just after graduating from college, I had to re-learn how to read for personal enrichment, not just for grades. Recently, I had a conversation with my friend (and Word on Fire Institute Fellow) Rachel Bulman about parenting. It became clear as we talked that Rachel’s study of philosophy had a huge impact on how she parented and addressed big issues with her children. “Rachel, where were you trained in philosophy?” I asked. She explained…

Webinar urges common efforts to care for biodiversity

Cardinal Peter Turkson stresses the importance of ecological conversion and a common commitment to care for our common home at a webinar on biodiversity inspired by Pope Francis' Encyclical, "Laudato sí."

Cardinal Tagle: refugees, migrants create communities that care and share

Centro Astalli, the Italian branch of the Jesuit Refugee Service, presented its Annual Report 2021 at a virtual event on Tuesday.

Pope’s condolences for late Cardinal Khoarai of Lesotho

Cardinal Sebastian Koto Khoarai of Lesotho passed away on Saturday, April 17. The 91-year-old bishop emeritus of Mohale’s Hoek was Lesotho’s first cardinal.

Aid to the Church in Need warns of threats to religious freedom

International pastoral aid organization Aid to the Church in Need says religious freedom is severely violated in one out of every three countries.