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Pope recognizes miracle needed for church’s first ‘millennial’ saint

By |2024-05-23T08:56:32-05:00May 23, 2024|World News|

Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager whose birth in 1991 will make him the first "millennial" to become a saint.

Vatican norms for Jubilee indulgence include pilgrimage, penance, service

By |2024-05-13T09:17:34-05:00May 13, 2024|World News|

Pilgrims passing through the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica during the Holy Year 2025, going to confession, receiving Communion and praying for the intentions of the pope can receive an indulgence, but so can inmates in prison and those who work to defend human life or assist migrants and refugees.

Conference in Rome addresses dangers of AI and child pornography

By |2024-05-08T07:44:20-05:00May 8, 2024|World News|

“What dangers does artificial intelligence (AI) present for the safety of children in digital environments?” was the topic addressed by a conference organized by the S.O.S Il Telefono Azzurro Foundation and the Italian Embassy at the Holy See as part of the National Day against Pedophilia and Child Pornography, which is observed in Italy every May 5.

Deaf Catholic community in Maryland grows with new chaplain, retreat, Eucharistic Congress

By |2024-05-07T09:31:40-05:00May 7, 2024|World News|

One of the few Deaf Catholic priests in the United States is working to renew the Church’s ministry to the Deaf in Maryland and beyond through signed Masses, retreats, and an upcoming Eucharistic congress for the Deaf.

Faith, hope, love are antidote to pride, pope says at audience

By |2024-04-24T08:55:54-05:00April 24, 2024|World News|

While the virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance are the marks of a righteous individual, the virtues of faith, hope and love emphasize a connection to other people fueled by belief in God and reliance on prayer, Pope Francis said.

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