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All your questions about Carmelites and bunny slippers, answered.

Here at CNA, we like to delve into the really deep questions. Why was it necessary for God to become man? What do Catholics really teach about Mary? And, can discalced Carmelites wear bunny slippers? I’m not sure how it started, but that last question had us debating back and forth for hours in the [...]

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A CNA discussion on fast food choices during Lent

It’s a day of abstinence during Lent, but you’re on the road and need something quick and meatless. What do you choose? We’ve compiled some of the CNA staff’s top meatless picks from some common fast food joints to let you know what tasty options are out there! McDonald’s and the fish fillet:  Mary: McDonald’s [...]

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5 Ideas for what to do with the dress after the big day

**Author’s note: This post was written by the recently married Addie Mena, a staff writer for CNA who lives with her husband Jose in Washington, D.C.  The average bride spends over $1,000 on a wedding dress, and only wears it once. While many brides would like for their future children or grandchildren, there’s no guarantee [...]

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The saints who walk among us

When I spoke with Father Daniel Cardo for my recent article Why a former altar girl changed her mind on boy-only altar servers, he shared something with me that was very moving. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit it into the article so I’d like to share it here. Fr. Cardo is the pastor of [...]

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Snow Altars and Ice Churches, Bless the Lord

Parents of fans of the movie Frozen, you might not want to show this post to your children, unless you want them to beg the priest to say Mass in the snow on Sunday. The Snow Altars of Wyoming At the beginning of the second semester, freshmen at Wyoming Catholic College are required go on [...]

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Amen Bible Rap

Ok so I’m a sucker for older British men rapping about the bible in low-production-value Youtube videos….who isn’t? This rap doesn’t include the Catholic books of the bible, but is smashing good fun nonetheless.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photo: FBI mugshot.

The Boston Marathon bombing jury – could all Catholics be excluded?

The search for a jury for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reached its fourth week, and Boston-area Catholics are learning they could be excluded from serving on the jury if they support Church teaching regarding the death penalty. According to a report from USA Today, potential jurors must be willing to send someone to [...]

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Pope Francis, Rabbits, and What Catholics Really Believe

You’ve probably heard the news about Pope Francis’ off the cuff remarks regarding rabbits and family planning. Take a look at what CNA’s managing editor, Michelle Bauman, had to say about the Pope’s remarks in an interview with HuffingtonPost Live today: Here’s the full text of the Pope’s in-flight interview with journalists: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-popes-in-flight-interview-from-manila-to-rome-84716/ Here’s Catholic [...]

Sister Marigold Magbanua of the Carmelite Missionaries, Quezon City Provincial House. Sr. Marigold is the provincial superior of the Philippine Province - including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia.

Interviews from the record-breaking papal Mass

Pope Francis has officially concluded his week-long trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. CNA’s Rome Bureau Chief Alan Holdren was on the ground for the papal visit to the Philippines. Holdren spoke with two religious sisters who stood in the rain for hours for the chance to attend Mass with Pope Francis in Rizal [...]

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Haiti: Five years later in pictures

Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. Haitian officials estimate the quake killed some 316,000 people and displaced another 1.3 million. Below are a few photos from Catholic Relief Services that show just how far Haiti has come since the devastating earthquake.           [...]

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March 6, 2015

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