USCCB invites Catholics to take part in '9 Days for Life' Jan. 19-27

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 10th annual "9 Days for Life" novena, sponsored by the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, takes place this year from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27.

Vatican announces 'Pilgrims of Hope' as motto for Holy Year 2025

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis approved "Pilgrims of Hope" as the motto for the Holy Year 2025.

Pope pops by his favorite record store to say 'hello'

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ROME (CNS) — Pope Francis took an evening ride in a white Fiat 500 to visit a record store he used to go to when in Rome as a cardinal.