Poll: Do you think prenatal tests for Down Syndrome are a good idea?

After a report indicated that nearly 100 percent of fetuses tested for Down Syndrome in Iceland have been aborted, pro-life advocates have voiced concerns about prenatal tests. We want to know how you feel about these tests used in preparation for the birth of a child with Down Syndrome. Do you think prenatal tests for […]

How many of the 45 Vatican-approved ‘important films’ have you seen?

Ever felt like there is nothing worthwhile to watch? You might want to check out the Vatican’s list of ‘Some Important Films’. In 1995, Pope John Paul II addressed the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for Social Communications, on an important occasion: the 100th anniversary of cinematography. “Since the first public audience in Paris viewed […]

Poll: Who is Our Lady of Czestochowa?

Our Lady of Czestochowa was unveiled with a new crown last week. We want to test your knowledge about the Black Madonna. What is the tradition behind Our Lady of Czestochowa? Our Lady of Czestochowa was unveiled with a new crown last week. We want to test your knowledge about the Black Ma… in Catholic […]

The closest thing to the patron saint of Shark Week

I don’t know about your place of employment, but Shark Week celebration is in full swing here at CNA. Naturally, I have been in search of the Patron Saint of Sharks, because Catholics have patron saints for everything, right? Turns out, we have no patron saint of sharks (yet – though I’m pretty sure some […]

Poll: What method of NFP would you suggest?

It’s NFP week, and we want to know what method of NFP you think works best. What method of NFP would you suggest? It’s NFP week, and we want to know what method of NFP you think works best. What method of NFP would you suggest? in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

One year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel’s influence still felt

July 26 marks one year since the brutal murder of 85-year-old parish priest Fr. Jacques Hamel. At the time, news of his death shocked the world. Today, one year later, his legacy lives on. Fr. Hamel was killed while celebrating Mass July 26, 2016 after two armed gunmen stormed his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy. […]

What did the Early Church say about tattoos?

By: Addie Mena Our recent piece on ancient pilgrimage tattoos in Jerusalem generated a lot of comment, from both the pro- and anti-tattoo camps. In the office discussion that ensued, we became interested in what the Church historically has had to say about the practice of tattooing. There’s no biblical or official proscription banning Catholics […]

Poll: How are you helping immigrants?

Many bishops have encouraged Catholics to encounter and aid migrant groups coming into their country. We want to know what you are doing to help our immigrant brothers and sisters. How are you helping immigrants? Many bishops have encouraged Catholics to encounter and aid migrant groups coming into their country. We want to k… in […]

The sign at Pope Francis’ door: ‘No Whining’

Pope Francis doesn’t like whiners. In case this was unclear from his straightforward homilies imploring Christians not to be grumpy, the sign on his apartment door confirms it. The “No complaining” sign at Pope Francis’ door  https://t.co/Bsyd2nJA5L — La Stampa (@LaStampa) July 14, 2017 Literally, it translates: “It is forbidden to complain,” according to Italian source La […]

Poll: Would you ever get a tattoo that has religious significance to you?

Following our story about Coptic Christians with a 700-year tradition of providing religious tattoos, we are interested what our readers think. Would you ever get (or do you have) a religious tattoo? Following our story about Coptic Christians with a 700-year tradition of providing religious tattoos, we are inter… in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

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