News from the Catholic World

Pope Francis Signs Up!

At the end of the Prayer Vigil on Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis stage a meet and greet session during which a lady requested he autograph a cast adorning her broken left arm. He was only too happy oblige! Watch a replay of the entire Vigil...

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Pope Francis Meets Padre Pio Prayer Groups

On Saturday morning, 6 February 2016, in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis met with Padre Pio prayer groups and pilgrims from the “Casa sollievo della Sofferenza” and the Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo. Read a transcript of the event at:...

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21st Century Spirituality

The influence of technology continues to spread and nowhere more so than when it comes to faith. From the young Muslim YouTubers teaching fashion and beauty to women who must remain modest, to the art of mindful computer gaming and the Jewish students using Google...

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Is This the Model for Future Catholic Churches?

The Baroque church of San Anton church in Madrid's Chueca district looks like many other Catholic churches but their approach is very different. Embracing the idea of inclusive worship the church is open 24 hours a day provides free wifi and has a confession app. Even...

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Help For Syrian Refugees

A new single has been released called "Help is Coming" by Crowded House. Money raised from this single will go to the Syrian Refugees Fund. The song is accompanied by a very moving video, shown below. There are ways to donate directly included in the video. [youtube...

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Preview of the Synod 2015

The Synod of Bishops is to be held between 4th October and 25th October 2015. It will be officially opened by Pope Francis on Sunday, 4th October with a special inauguration Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Synod will be reflecting on the theme "Jesus Christ reveals...

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