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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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Poll: How did you first hear about Mother Angelica?

Always a charismatic speaker, Mother Angelica used her wit and technological savvy to found what would become the world’s largest religious television network, Eternal Word Television Network. Her apostolate touched lives around the world. What started with 20 employees in a garage now makes up a worldwide network that provides 24-hour-a-day programming to more than […]

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I spent my wildest spring break with a bunch of nuns

Six years ago last week, I spent my spring break with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup, New Mexico. Now when you think of a college student on spring break, you probably picture booze, beaches and bad decisions. But this week of my life was even crazier than that. I was part of a […]

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Poll: Have you watched the Oscars’ Best Picture winner, Spotlight?

At the 88th Academy Awards, the film “Spotlight” received this year’s Oscar for Best Picture. The movie deals with The Boston Globe’s investigative “Spotlight” team exposing the clergy sexual abuse scandal and cover up happening within the Catholic Church. When the film first came out, CNA’s movie reviewer said it “handles the extremely difficult topic” […]

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