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St. Teresa of Avila’s demonic experience that proved the power of Holy Water

By: ChurchPOP St. Teresa of Avila is one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church. A 16th century nun, mystic, and Doctor of the Church, you may have seen her famous quote about the power of holy water before: “From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water […]

13 warnings from Pope Francis on man’s oldest foe, the Devil

By ChurchPOP So the greatest trick of the Devil is convincing people he doesn’t exist? Pope Francis is not impressed. Starting with his very first homily as the bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has regularly reminded believers that the Devil is real, that we must be on guard, and that our only hope against him […]

The 5 prayers revealed at Fatima that every Catholic should know

By ChurchPOP The apparition of an angel and Our Lady to three poor children in Fatima, Portugal in the early 20th century is one of the most famous miracles in the Catholic world. The children received many messages, mostly calling for personal conversion and prayer, as well as the words of 5 new prayers. The […]

The miracle that made this 13th century saint the patron of television

By ChurchPOP There’s a patron saint for practically everything in the Catholic Church, whether it’s gravediggers, stress relief, or protection against pirate attacks. But did you know there’s a patron saint for television – and she’s from the 13th century? By the end of the 1950s, it was clear that television was becoming one of […]

Watch this rare video of Cardinal Ratzinger playing the piano

By ChurchPop Though he rarely played in public, Pope Benedict XVI was a skilled pianist. Here is a rare video of him playing when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger: This post originally appeared at churchpop.com

18 Amazing Things Woven Out of Palm Sunday Palms

By: Churchpop.com This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day Christians remember Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem the week before his passion, death, and resurrection. Palm Sunday, of course, means getting palms at church. And getting palms at church means weaving cool things! Here are 18 examples of some really cool things people have made. Maybe they […]

The Best Photos of the Historic Turnpike Mass of 2016!

By: ChurchPop As you may have heard, a Catholic pro-life student group going home after the March for Life got stuck on the highway due to heavy snows. With tons of time and not much to do, they did something incredible: they build an altar out of snow and had Mass on the side of […]

Did you catch the Christian monastery in the new ‘Star Wars’ movie?

By: Church Pop If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens (don’t worry, no major spoilers here!), a key scene takes places on a mysterious island with beautiful ancient ruins. Surely, you may have thought, this setting came from the filmmakers’ imaginations and was a constructed set, like many of the fantastic Star Wars settings? […]

Gladiator fights stopped in Rome 16 centuries ago because of this saint

By: Churchpop.com In ancient Rome, a popular form of entertainment was gladiator fights. If you’ve seen the movie Gladiator, you have an idea of what they were like: violent, cruel, and often ended in people’s death – all just for entertainment. Gladiator games obviously are no longer going on in Rome. So when did they […]

The night Charles Dickens was haunted by the Spirit of… the Virgin Mary?

By: Churchpop.com In the famous novel A Christmas Carol, the main character Ebenezer Scrooge is visited one night by three spirits that eventually lead him to having a spiritual conversion of sorts. What few people know is that the author of that book, Charles Dickens, claimed to have had a nighttime spiritual encounter of his […]

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