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How the CDC accidentally united the nation’s women, and other Catholic news you may have missed (2/5)

This week in Catholic news: Outrage over new CDC announcement hilariously unites women across political spectrums:   It was probably hard to miss at least some of the news about the CDC’s latest recommendation, which is essentially that all women of childbearing age who have a snowball’s chance in Arizona of getting pregnant should refrain from alcohol […]

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A song for St. Brigid and the “Lake of Beer”

“I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.” While that might not exactly sound like a quote from a Catholic nun, it is actually an excerpt from a poem attributed to St. Brigid, one of three […]

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Snow altars and Leonardo DiCaprio, Bless the Lord: This week in Catholic news (1/29)

Catholic news you may have missed during the week: 1. Last Saturday, I jokingly texted a friend of mine chaperoning the March for Life, asking if he was stuck on a bus in a snowdrift. He said: yes. (And I felt bad for joking.) So what do dozens of pro-life high school and college students do when […]

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Catholic news weekly wrap-up 1/22

If you don’t spend most of your weekdays on the internet, or are about to be snowed in for the next several days, have no fear. We have several Catholic news (and not-so-news) items for you to catch up on over the weekend. 1. We kicked off the week with Martin Luther King Day on Monday. […]

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The storm and the March

By now, almost everyone knows about the big “snowpacalypse” threatening the East Coast, just in time for the March for Life. The storm, already being called a ‘textbook’ blizzard, could dump up to two feet of snow in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas beginning Friday, the day of the March. Mayor Muriel Bowser has […]

Slovakian nun Maria Pavla Hudacekova shows off her ice skating skills.

Sisters on ice: Nun’s sweet skating moves go viral

Nuns having fun doesn’t just happen in old-timey pictures on calendars sold at Barnes and Noble. Slovakian Sr. Maria Pavla Hudacekova wowed crowds at an ice rink when she showed off her skating moves – complete with a 12-spin pirouette – in full habit, The Daily Mail reported.  The Ursuline sister was a junior champion ice-skater […]

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Catholic news you may have missed over Christmas break

We get it – Christmas break is for time with family and friends, finding pandas among snowmen and maybe watching a football game with your sisters – habited or otherwise. Keeping up with Catholic news hasn’t been a top priority. Here’s a roundup of some Catholic news you may have missed while eating cookies and schooling […]

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What do Pope Francis and Donald Trump have in common?

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but actually, both men just tied for second place in a Gallup poll of most admired men in the United States. The millionaire, “Build A Wall,” Republican presidential hopeful and the popular “People’s Pope” who pays his own hotel bill and champions the poor each won five […]

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Saint ______ West

In case you haven’t heard the news: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, proving themselves to be the bestowers of, um, rather interesting names for their children, are calling the latest addition to their family “Saint.” Yes, you read that correctly. Saint West. Which could get interesting, given the universal call to holiness. If this kid grows […]

Pope John Paul II opens the Holy Doors in St. Peter's Basilica on March 25, 1983. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano

All of your burning questions on Holy Years (and Doors) answered!

December 8 marks the beginning of the Holy Year of Mercy, an Extraordinary Jubilee Year called for by Pope Francis. But what exactly does that mean? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. What is a Holy Year?  The Catholic tradition of practicing a Holy Year (Jubilee Year) began with Pope Boniface VIII in 1300, and since 1475 an […]

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