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Poll: What’s your favorite St. Nicholas story?

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! The Dec. 6 feast day honors the 4th-century Bishop of Myra most well-known for being the inspiration for the modern-day figure of Santa Claus. But there’s a lot more to the real St. Nick than a red suit or gift-giving. In fact, the beloved saint was a staunch defender of […]

Poll: How are you using advent to prepare for Christmas?

Advent has traditionally been a time of preparation for Christ’s incarnation, something similar to the preparation within Lent. The members of the church have participated with greater alms giving, prayer, and material sacrifice. Only with the past century has Christmas time taken a turn towards the holiday hustle and material mindfulness. Pope Francis has urged […]

Poll: How are you helping victims of the Louisiana flood?

With waters receding from the unprecedented flooding that hit Louisiana earlier this month, locals are facing a long road ahead for clean up and repairs. As much as 25 inches of rain fell in Southern Louisiana from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15, causing damage to at least 60,000 homes and taking the lives of 13 […]

Poll: Is the US doing enough to support religious freedom worldwide?

Following the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom report, advocates are calling for action. The report documented abuses in 200 countries and marked anti-blasphemy laws as one of the biggest threats. Advocates said this opportunity should be used to make efforts to support international religious freedom with action such as visa […]

Poll: Are you going to watch the Rio Olympics?

The Pope’s universal prayer intention for the month of August is that sports may build a culture of encounter for world peace. In a video message he said he hopes that sports can serve as a vehicle of fraternity and friendly encounters between people. His intention comes the same week as the beginning of the […]

Do you think this Medal of Honor recipient will be canonized?

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved another step in the possible canonization of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest who died in a North Korean POW camp. This means that the committee assigned to his cause have evaluated documents in his case and have found no error and and will […]

Poll: Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Texas abortion clinic regulations?

On Monday, the US Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying that it put an “undue burden” on women’s “right to an abortion.” The case had challenged two regulations that abortionists must have admitting privileges at a local hospital and clinic buildings must meet the standards of […]

Poll: What are you doing to celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus this June?

Although the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has already passed this year, Catholics still have the opportunity to celebrate this devotion throughout the month of June. Just as May is dedicated to Mary, the Church designates June for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion goes back centuries in the Church, but it […]

Poll: What are you doing to support the Orlando shooting victims?

Americans are responding in different ways to help the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Terror struck when a gunman opened fire on the gay nightclub in the early hours of June 12. The terrorist attack left at least 49 people dead and 53 wounded in the deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil. Even in […]

Poll: Will you attend World Youth Day in Krakow this year?

An event three years in the making, World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland is expected to bring in an estimated 2.5 million people into the city. Groups from 182 countries have already registered for the event, and the number is expected to rise as the date gets closer. St. John Paul II instituted the international […]

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