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Are religious vocations on the rise or on the decline? It’s a very good question that leads some to wonder about the future of the Church. To help shed light on that question, we’re very lucky to have the executive members of the National Religious Vocations Conference join us today and talk to us about some of the interesting trends they are seeing in Vocation ministry. ...read more
"It makes me so sad when I celebrate Mass in the square, or in the basilica and I see so many cellphones in the air. And not just by the lay faithful, some priests and bishops, too," the Pope said today. ...read more
A new book hits the stores today shedding light on the widely speculated death of Pope John Paul I - a book that will put an end to the many conspiracy theories claiming that he was murdered in 1978.   The book, “Pope Luciani: Chronicle of a Death” is written by Italian journalist Stefania Falasca, who also serves as vice-postulator of the late Pope’s sainthood cause. It reveals that hours before his death, John Paul I complained of chest pains. Paying no attention to it, and ordering that his doctor not be called, he died of a heart attack hours later. Now according to Vatican insiders, it’s expected that the Vatican will shortly announce that Pope Francis will move forward the sainthood process for the man who was pope for 33 days, the 10th shortest papacy of all time. ...read more
 "We stand in unity with you in this time of terrible tragedy, as you stand on holy ground, ground marred today by horrific violence," said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We ask the Lord for healing of those injured, His loving care of those who have died and the consolation of their families. We must come to the firm determination that there is a fundamental problem in our society. ...read more
A court in France has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Saint Pope John Paul II. stating that its “presence in a public location, is illegal. ...read more
Pope Francis prayed for victims of the terrorist attack in New York, and victims of all terror attacks around the world, condemning harshly, the murder of innocent people in the name of God. ...read more