Tag: prayer

Pope urges families build a better future through stronger prayer life

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis has asked families to set aside time to pray both individually and together as a family. His prayer intention for the month of August invites people to pray that “families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly schools of true human development.” At the start of… Read more »

Don’t be afraid to ask for things from God in prayer, pope says

VATICAN CITY | No one should be afraid to turn to God with prayer, especially in times of great doubt, suffering and need, Pope Francis said. Jesus does not want people to become numb to life’s problems and “extinguish” those things that make them human when they pray, the pope said Dec. 12 during his… Read more »

Opponent’s injury inspires team’s compassion

Fort Myers | When high school football teams play in the state of Florida, it is serious business and injuries are common; it is the nature of a sport in which the players slam into each other with great force. During the Sept. 7 game between Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers and… Read more »

Pope: Pray to protect church from devil, step up fight against abuse

VATICAN CITY | Signaling his belief that the Catholic Church is facing a serious crisis, Pope Francis asked every Catholic in the world to pray for the protection of the church from attacks by the devil, but also that the church would be more aware of its sins and stronger in its efforts to combat… Read more »

Cardinal calls all to pray Supreme Court will move to protect life in law

WASHINGTON | New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called July 19 for a national prayer campaign effort that “the change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.” “As… Read more »

Prayer for peace in Congo, South Sudan a call to action, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis’ call for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in war-torn countries like South Sudan and Congo is also a reminder for world leaders to protect their countrymen from violence and injustice, a Vatican official said. In an article for L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect… Read more »