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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 […]

Lead Brewer Brian Hink adding an unholy amount of hops to the kettle. (Credit: Chank. Photography)

#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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The Night of the Churches

Beauty will save the world. So says the oft-quoted Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. His claim is that of the three transcendentals – truth, goodness, and beauty – the thing in the end that will save man’s soul is beauty. And it’s easy to see why. In our current culture, truth has become relative and goodness […]

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Muppets and Cardinals and Opposites

We are t-minus three(ish) months away from the long-anticipated Synod on the Family in Rome, and bishops and cardinals around the world are finishing up final preparations by holding conferences and writing messages about their hopes for the Synod. On the one hand, we have the German Bishop’s Conference, which recently released a message following […]

Pope Francis 4 on the papal flight from Rome, Italy to Quito, Ecuador on July 5, 2015_Credit Alan Holdren_EWTN 7-5-15

The best thing to come out of a papal trip, ever.

YOU’RE WELCOME, WORLD.

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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 (in between coverage of the Pope in South America). 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 […]

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