Read more about the article Priest who offered up cancer for clerical abuse victims says he was healed at Lourdes
Father John Hollowell, pictured in a file photo celebrating Mass at Annunciation Church in Brazil, Ind., was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2020. He decided to offer his sufferings on behalf of clerical abuse victims, and received hundreds of letters of support. Now, following a June 2022 visit to Lourdes, Father Hollowell has learned from his doctors that the brain tumor has disappeared. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)

Priest who offered up cancer for clerical abuse victims says he was healed at Lourdes

‘I knew it was the answer to the prayer I had made two years earlier,’

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Read more about the article Polish family who sheltered Jews recalled on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wiktoria Ulma is pictured writing at a table with her oldest daughter, Stasia. Józef and Wiktoria Ulma secretly gave shelter to eight Jews for almost two years in German-occupied Poland, hiding them from the murderous Nazi regime during the Second World War. The Ulmas are on the path to beatification with the Vatican declaring them martyrs Dec. 17, 2022. The Nazis killed the family and the Jews they were sheltering early in the morning March 24, 1944, right before Easter. (OSV NEWS photo/courtesy Polish Institute of National Remembrance)

Polish family who sheltered Jews recalled on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Family’s martyrdom paves way for beatification

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Read more about the article Where in the world is Catholic Mass attendance highest?
People are pictured in a file photo praying during a Mass for immigration reform at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the Corona neighborhood of the New York borough of Queens. The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) gathers results of a poll conducted by the World Values Survey and reports findings on Mass attendance worldwide, noting that pre-and-post-pandemic factors and economic correlations affect those numbers. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Gregory A. Shemitz)

Where in the world is Catholic Mass attendance highest?

Nigeria ranks first with 94% of Catholics attending Mass weekly or daily

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Read more about the article Bishop’s heroic crusade against America’s suicide epidemic is personal
Bishop John P. Dolan of Phoenix announces the creation of an Office of Mental Health Ministry Sept. 4, 2022, during the Diocese of Phoenix's first Mass of Remembrance for Suicide Victims at Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral in Phoenix. (OSV News photo/Brett Meister, The Catholic Sun)

Bishop’s heroic crusade against America’s suicide epidemic is personal

‘When I’m able to talk about it, people come out of the woodwork to share’

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Read more about the article French Daughter of Charity, oldest known person in world, dies at age 118
Sister André, a French Daughter of Charity who was the world's oldest known person, is pictured in an undated photo. Sister André died Jan. 17, 2023, at age 118 in a nursing home in Toulon, France. (OSV News photo/courtesy EHPAD Sainte Catherine Labouré)

French Daughter of Charity, oldest known person in world, dies at age 118

Sister André, a French Daughter of Charity who was the world’s oldest known person, is pictured in an undated photo. Sister André died Jan. 17, 2023, at age 118 in…

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Read more about the article Not in Washington for March for Life events? Here’s how to participate at home 
The Sisters of Life and the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring Life Fest Jan. 20, 2023, a new event to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The three-hour rally will take place at the 4,200-seat Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington ahead of the national March for Life. (OSV News photo/courtesy Life Fest)

Not in Washington for March for Life events? Here’s how to participate at home 

Multiple websites streaming events from the march.

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Read more about the article Eucharistic Revival songwriting competition seeks to inspire Catholic music 
Members of the St. Agnes Cathedral Chorale of Rockville Centre, N.Y., sing as they participate in a Eucharistic procession in New York City Oct. 11, 2022. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Eucharistic Revival songwriting competition seeks to inspire Catholic music 

‘Music has this really unique ability to really capture the heart of the mystery of the Eucharist’

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