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A 'most powerful woman' – National Geographic's major hat tip to the Virgin Mary

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) — Our Lady. Blessed Mother. Virgin Mary. Queen of Peace. Theotokos. Handmaid of the Lord. Mother Mary. These are just some of the titles used to describe the young woman to whom an angel appeared some 2,000 years ago with the message that she would conceive and bear the Savior of the World.

Wichita bishop brings formal report on war-hero priest to Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A week after the 65th anniversary of Father Emil J. Kapaun's capture in North Korea, the bishop of Wichita, Kansas, formally presented a report on the Army chaplain's life, virtues, and fame of holiness to the Congregation for Saints' Causes.

Pope gives interview to homeless vendor, reveals childhood memories

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inundated with interview requests from major media outlets around the world, Pope Francis chose to sit down for an interview with a homeless man who makes his living selling newspapers in Netherlands.

Researcher finds something deep, life-changing within nuns' cloister

GLENMOORE, Pa. (CNS) — When independent filmmaker and artist Abbie Reese inaugurated her collaboration with the Poor Clare Colettine nuns at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois, she had a professional goal: nurturing a collaborative relationship that would serve as a backdrop to a young woman's transition from secular life into an alternative community.

Three local Franciscan orders continue to follow a humble path to Christ

FORT WORTH -- There is one name, St. Francis of Assisi, that comes up time and again whenever vocations to the religious life are discussed. The name is associated with a man who lived a minimalist lifestyle while sharing an infinite love for Christ.