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Pope’s secretary of state to meet with Putin in visit to Russia

Will also meet with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church

Should I force my 16-year-old to go to Mass?

If we force a child to go to school they will grow up hating learning, said no parent ever.

Bored at Mass? A 7-step method to fix that

Many young people sincerely want to participate in the Mass more meaningfully, but find it difficult to focus and concentrate.

What’s the biggest Catholic church in the United States?

Nope, it’s not St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Benedictines in the desert: A life of prayer in New Mexico

To the north of Santa Fe, a Benedictine community has lived in the desert since 1964.

Vatican seeks excommunication process for those involved in corruption, mafia

Throughout February 2018 the pope's worldwide prayer network's intention will be for the conversion of Mafiosi and people who participate in corruption.

12 Jesuit inventions and discoveries that might surprise you

Something to think about as you sit beneath the beach umbrella, sipping a G-and-T.

How Christ makes us friends (and it’s not by being all friendly at Mass)

You can't force fellowship. No one feels welcomed or included because people had to shake his hand.

How a kid’s playground may end a historic form of discrimination against churches

A June decision by the Supreme Court was good news for religious interests.