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Did You Know: The woman who hid Anne Frank was Catholic?

The story of Anne Frank is well-known, thanks to the diary left behind by the 15-year-old Jewish girl recounting her two years in hiding during World War II. Less well-known is the story of Miep Gies, the Dutch Catholic woman responsible for helping to hide Anne’s family, and for later preserving her diary. As a […]

That time Cosmo admitted how horrible the Pill really is

Blood clots. Mood swings. Low sex drive. Migraines. The list goes on and on. At this point, it’s not really a surprise that shoving mega-doses of synthetic hormones into our systems year after year comes at a price. But for many women, the Pill still seems like the only option. For years, it’s felt like […]

The newest Medal of Honor recipient has a devotion to St. Michael

On Monday, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony. The 36-year-old SEAL received the U.S. Military’s highest honor for his role in the successful December 2012 rescue of an American civilian who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan. He also gave […]

The story behind that Doritos Super Bowl ad

If you haven’t already heard, the Doritos ad in the Super Bowl yesterday caused quite a stir. The ad – which focused on an unborn baby wildly chasing after a cheesy chip that was being dangled over Mom’s tummy – attracted some harsh criticism from the pro-abortion group NARAL, which accused it of “humanizing the […]

The Super Bowl is pro-life!

Kind of, anyway…. Turns out, the city that wins the Big Game usually sees a boom in births 9 months later. There’s even an NFL commercial featuring a song performed by Super Bowl babies from years past (Disclaimer: If the word ‘canoodle’ shocks you, skip the video). Of course, the Super Bowl is usually about […]

His wife died in Paris. But he doesn’t hate ISIS.

You will not have my hatred: this is the powerful message of Antoine Leiris to the terrorists who killed his wife last week in the brutal Paris attacks. At least 129 people were killed – and over 300 more wounded – in Paris last Friday in a series of calculated bombings and shootings that shocked […]

What is the Synod on the Family? A five-minute video guide

If you’ve been part of the Catholic world for the last week or two, you may have heard about the Synod that’s currently taking place in Rome. What exactly is a synod? Essentially, it’s a gathering of bishops from around the world to discuss important issues. In this case, the bishops are discussing topics related […]

Synod speeches can now be made public – here’s what you need to know

Yesterday, the director of the Holy See press office announced that bishops can make their interventions at the Synod on the Family public. Wait…what’s the Synod on the Family again? It’s a gathering of bishops from all over the world, coming together at the Vatican to discuss a variety of issues that relate to the […]

A moment with St. Maria Goretti in Philadelphia

Body of St Maria Goretti, patron of #WMOF, in St John the Evalgelist Church in Philly, wax cover. (Credit @maryrezac) pic.twitter.com/W2hYfgLkUj — Matthew Hadro (@matthadro) September 26, 2015 Pilgrims roaming the streets of downtown Philadelphia in the days before Pope Francis’ arrival had the opportunity to venerate one of the Church’s youngest canonized saints. The […]

10 things you may have missed in ‘Laudato Si’

You’ve heard about the Pope’s new encyclical, and you’ve probably heard that it talks about climate change. That’s true, and it’s a significant point, but there are lots of other points that it brings up as well. Don’t miss out on these other key ideas in “Laudato Si”: 1) St. Francis is a star player […]

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