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Pope Francis goes to Central Park

Pope Francis will drive through Central Park when he visits New York later this month! But New Yorkers eager to catch a glimpse of the pontiff will need to win a ticket for a chance to attend the Sept. 25 procession. From the New York Times:   “The procession through Central Park will give thousands […]

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Happy Women’s Equality Day from your favorite pro-lifers!

In case you missed it, today is national Women’s Equality Day here in the U.S. Hooray! Today we celebrate the 95th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. While many know about the women’s suffrage movement and their leaders, some may be surprised to learn that they were against abortion. In a 2010 Op-Ed for […]

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Going to the World Meeting of Families this fall? We want to hear from you!

Are you going to the World Meeting of Families and the papal events in Philadelphia at the end of September? We want to hear your story! “The difference between man and woman is not meant to stand in opposition, or to subordinate, but is for the sake of communion and generation, always in the image […]

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POLL: Should Pope Francis be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Every October, the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize are announced. This year, there are some interesting contenders for the prize, including our very own Pope Francis! Do you think he should win? Vote here: Pope Francis is one of the nominees for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, and the award will be announced in […]

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Chris Farley the Catholic

We all remember Chris Farley the comedian, but how many of us remember Chris Farley the Catholic? Close friends and family of the late “Saturday Night Live” star, it turns out. In an interview with Melissa Silverberg of Daily Herald, one of Farley’s close college friends, Fr. Matt Foley, recalled intimate details about the comedian’s […]

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#YouOnlyPopeOnce: Holy Father’s U.S. visit inspires new craft brew

The New Jersey – based Cape May Brewery is planning to roll out a new brew just in time for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States at the end of September. Ryan Krill, president and co-founder of the craft brewery, told CNA he was raised Catholic and wanted to create a beer commemorating the […]

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Did you catch the Planned Parenthood website “hack”?

After the release of the fourth video investigating the trafficking of fetal organs, Planned Parenthood pulled what seems to be a fake hacking stunt on their own website. At around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Planned Parenthood claimed its website had been “attacked by extremists”. But some people were able to capture some screenshots that suggest otherwise. Their […]

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The New York Times is listening to Christians in the Middle East – are you?

We as Christians often bemoan the reporting of “liberal media” which seems to so often get stories about Christianity wrong, if they report them at all. Especially concerning the plight of Christians in the Middle East at the hands of ISIS, there seems to have been a troubling dearth of coverage. But let that no […]

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014. Credit Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

More than a popularity rating: What Pope Francis is really about

According to a recent Gallup poll, Pope Francis’ approval ratings in the United States have significantly dropped over the past year. Headlines have swirled since the poll was published Wednesday, speculating about why his numbers have plunged from 76 percent in February 2014 to 59 percent in July of this year. The drop is seen […]

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This HONY post proves the Internet isn’t all bad

Sometimes the World Wide Web feels like the Old West: it’s big and lawless and there’s lots of swearing (or maybe that’s just what I imagine the Old West was like). Then sometimes, sometimes, you realize there’s a good reason the Internet exists. And it’s so that things like this can reach as many people […]

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