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Catholic Tunes Agency: Songs for Advent

We’re halfway through the first week of Advent, and unless you carry your own personal EMP around, it’s nearly impossible to completely fast from Christmas music during December. To help prepare for Advent and guard against Early Christmas Season (and to give you a reason to celebrate the WHOLE Twelve Days of Christmas all the way […]

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Poll: Are you going to watch the Rio Olympics?

The Pope’s universal prayer intention for the month of August is that sports may build a culture of encounter for world peace. In a video message he said he hopes that sports can serve as a vehicle of fraternity and friendly encounters between people. His intention comes the same week as the beginning of the […]

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Poll: Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Texas abortion clinic regulations?

On Monday, the US Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying that it put an “undue burden” on women’s “right to an abortion.” The case had challenged two regulations that abortionists must have admitting privileges at a local hospital and clinic buildings must meet the standards of […]

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Poll: What are you doing to celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus this June?

Although the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has already passed this year, Catholics still have the opportunity to celebrate this devotion throughout the month of June. Just as May is dedicated to Mary, the Church designates June for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion goes back centuries in the Church, but it […]

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Poll: What are you doing to support the Orlando shooting victims?

Americans are responding in different ways to help the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Terror struck when a gunman opened fire on the gay nightclub in the early hours of June 12. The terrorist attack left at least 49 people dead and 53 wounded in the deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil. Even in […]

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Drinking, Dignity and the Stanford Rape Case

By Addie Mena “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” It’s a nice childhood mantra, but the recent case of a sexual assault against an unconscious young woman shows that the words we use to describe sexual assault can actually give cover to those who abuse human dignity in […]

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Policeman in heartwarming viral video also a Franciscan grad

People on the Internet are praising a Los Angeles police officer and his colleagues after a video of them comforting a toddler left at the scene of a hit-and-run has gone viral. LAPD officer John Neal Cooke, a seven year veteran of the force, told CBSLA.com that tending to the upset child was “kind of just […]

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Poll: How often do you pray for persecuted Christians?

This week, CNA published several stories focusing on the different ways Christians are facing persecution around the world. In Syria, In southern Nigeria, the Bishop of Nsukka, Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, urged Catholics to resist seeking revenge after armed men shot and killed some 40 people in their diocese. While Bishop Onah found it disturbing that […]

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Poll: Do you agree with North Carolina’s bathroom law?

Last month, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, overturning Charlotte City Council’s ordinance which would have allowed people to use restrooms according to their gender identity, not their biological sex. The new law has received blowback from businesses including Starbucks and Bank of America, to musicians such as Bruce Springsteen who cancelled his concert in Greensboro, […]

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Poll: What is the biggest issue facing marriage and family life today?

  Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris laetitia, focused on family life in today’s world. The document is the conclusion of a two-year synod discussing both the beauty and challenges of family life. While most of the Western media focused on homosexuality and communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, the bishops addressed topics from domestic […]

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