• Pope Francis has said that piety renders us "truly capable of rejoicing with those who rejoice, of weeping with those who weep, of being close to those who are lonely or in anguish, of...

    Rosemary Arauz, Guatemala's consul general in New York, prays during a special Mass in honor of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, Guatemala, at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

    Rosemary Arauz, Guatemala's consul general in New York, prays during a special Mass in honor of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, Guatemala, at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

  • Pope Francis once said that piety expresses a relationship with God and "touches the very heart of our Christian life and identity"; it is not a gift to keep locked away inside ourselves...

    Young people lift their arms in prayer during a convocation in Orlando, Fla.

    Young people lift their arms in prayer during a convocation in Orlando, Fla. Pope Francis once said that piety expresses a relationship with God and "touches the very heart of our Christian life and identity"; it is not a gift to keep locked away inside ourselves. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

  • There are many great Catholic witnesses who lived out the gift of fortitude, like Father Stanley Rother and Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt. 

    Father Stanley Rother, left, a young priest from Oklahoma, served impoverished indigenous people in Guatemala.

    Father Stanley Rother, left, a young priest from Oklahoma, served impoverished indigenous people in Guatemala. When civil war erupted, he was threatened, and by 1981 his name was on a death squad's list. (Photo by CNS)

  • A family prays together before a meal in 2012 at their Chicago home.

    A family prays together before a meal in 2012 at their Chicago home. (CNS photo by Karen Callaway/Catholic New World)

    Jan 30, 2020
  • The Holy Spirit, traditionally depicted as a dove, is pictured in a stained-glass window at St. John Vianney Church in Lithia Springs, Ga.

    The Holy Spirit, traditionally depicted as a dove, is pictured in a stained-glass window at St. John Vianney Church in Lithia Springs, Ga. There is a relationship between knowledge and the other gifts of the Holy Spirit. (CNS photo by Michael Alexander/Georgia Bulletin)

    Jan 21, 2020
  • A woman prays in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul.

    A woman prays in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul. Like all the gifts of the Holy Spirit, understanding helps us know that we all belong to Christ. (CNS photo by Jerry Lampen/ Reuters)

    Jan 16, 2020
  • Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., uses sacred chrism oil to trace a cross on the forehead of Alma Karina Ruiz during the sacrament of confirmation at St. Joseph Church in Wautoma, Wis.

    Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., uses sacred chrism oil to trace a cross on the forehead of Alma Karina Ruiz during the sacrament of confirmation at St. Joseph Church in Wautoma, Wis. To cooperate with the Holy Spirit, we pray to understand the meaning of God's message for us in the life we live. (CNS photo by Sam Lucero/The Compass)

    Jan 16, 2020
  • A taxi drives past Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    A taxi drives past Madison Square Garden in New York City. (CNS photo by Gregory Shemitz)

    Jan 10, 2020
  • A family prays during Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Parenthood unfolds over decades, traversing a course that is alternately joyful and confounding, replete with moments to celebrate or lament.

    A family prays during Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Parenthood unfolds over decades, traversing a course that is alternately joyful and confounding, replete with moments to celebrate or lament. (CNS photo by Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)

    Jan 10, 2020

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