Today, January 25, is the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

Jan 25, 2024

The great apostle was a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin. He surpassed all his peers in zeal for the Jewish law and their traditions, which he thought to be the cause of God, became one of the most fierce enemies and persecutors of Christians. He was one of the conspirators in the martyrdom of St. Stephen.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somalia-born American activist, writer, and politician and is known for her views critical of Islam and supportive of women's rights. | Credit: Christian Marquardt/Getty Images

Outspoken Atheist with Somali Roots Says She's “now a Christian”

Nov 14, 2023

The prominent critic of Islam said she turned to Christianity in part “because I ultimately found life without any spiritual solace unendurable.” 

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus address on Sept. 24, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: It’s Never "too late" to Receive God’s Love

Sep 24, 2023

The pope spoke one day after he gave a strong condemnation of euthanasia on his return flight from Marseille, France, saying there is such a thing as “bad compassion.”

Rajesh Mohur pictured with Carlo Acutis on the day of his Confirmation | Photo courtesy of Ignatius Press

From Hinduism to Catholicism: How Blessed Carlo Acutis Inspired a Man to Convert

May 30, 2023

Blessed Carlo Acutis inspired the son of a Brahman Hindu priest to be baptized as a Catholic through the young boy’s joyful witness to Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist and his love for the poor.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021. | Credit: Vatican Media.

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Pope Francis

Dec 4, 2022

St. John the Baptist reminds us that Advent is a privileged time to turn back toward God — something it is never too late to do, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Burial of Murdered Nigerian Priest, Archbishop Prays for “repentance, conversion"

Jun 2, 2021

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese has, at the burial ceremony of Fr. Alphonsus Bello who was murdered May 20, invited the people of God in the West African nation to pray for  the conversion of the Priest's killers. 

A 16th-century painting of St. Ignatius in armor./ Public domain.

Pope Francis Marks 500 Years Since Conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola

May 23, 2021

Pope Francis said Sunday that the cannonball that wounded Ignatius of Loyola 500 years ago not only changed the saint’s life but also the course of the world.

Pope Francis speaks to the Roman Curia Dec. 21, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Roman Curia to Confront the "ecclesial crisis"

Dec 21, 2020

Pope Francis urged the Roman Curia Monday not to view the Church in terms of conflict, but to see the current “ecclesial crisis” as a call to renewal.

Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy Fiango, Kumba.

After Murder of “innocent students” in Cameroon, Bishop Seeks Divine Help, Conversion

Oct 26, 2020

Following the attack on a school within Cameroon’s Catholic Diocese of Kumba over the weekend that left at least seven children dead and dozens injured, the Local Ordinary has planned for the celebration of Holy Mass at the Cathedral on Friday, October 30.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Path to Holiness Requires Spiritual Combat

Sep 27, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness.

Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square on December 9, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: Advent is a Time of Conversion

Dec 15, 2019

As Pope Francis blessed children's nativity scene figurines Sunday, the pope said that the Advent season is a time of conversion to make space in one’s heart for Christ to come and fill it with joy.