Mary Rezac

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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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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. during the courts ruling in favor of legalizing the redefinition of marriage in the United States on June 26, 2015. Credit: Addie Mena/CNA

4 ways gay marriage affects Christians

An argument I often see in support of gay marriage is: If gay people want to get married, let them. It’s not affecting you, even if you think it’s wrong. How I wish it were so simple. We as Christians have already seen the practical effects of the legalization of gay marriage on the state […]

Screenshot: Brother David Johnson speaks to CNA about life as a Christian in Syria.

This Carmelite Brother escaped Muslim soldiers by singing about Jesus

As a tall, lanky redhead born and raised in Colorado, 34 year-old Brother David Johnson definitely sticks out in Syria, the Middle Eastern country where he serves with the St. James the Persian Carmelite Monastery in Qara. He originally came as a student to study the language, but decided to stay after he fell in […]

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