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Poll: Do you think porn should be banned in the U.S.?

This week Matthew Schmitz of First Things made the case for a ban on pornography in a commentary piece for the Washington Post. He argued that its acceptance in our culture “stems less from a principled commitment to free speech than from a belief that porn isn’t so bad after all.” Since the majority of […]

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The hot sauce-making monks of Arkansas

You might have heard of monk-made bread, and maybe even monk-brewed beer. But what about monk-made hot sauce? “I don’t think there is a contradiction between a simple life and a spicy food,” said Fr. Richard Walz, a priest and monk of the Benedictine Subiaco Abbey in Subiaco, Arkansas. Fr. Walz, who joined the monastery […]

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This week in Catholic news (5/20)

1. A win for religious freedom in the Little Sisters case…sort of. On Monday, the Supreme Court sent the current HHS mandate cases of religious non-profits (Zubik v. Burwell) back to the lower courts where they had originated and vacated the previous circuit court rulings in those cases. Both sides are claiming victory, and the court did […]

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Whoopi Goldberg pulls off her own ‘Sister Act’ with big donation to nuns

Whoopi Goldberg, a co-host of the T.V. show “The View” and of “Sister Act” fame, surprised a group of Harlem nuns with a donation of a new van, a year’s worth gas and $10,000 to go towards their order’s charities. The order of the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary caught Goldberg’s attention as one […]

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This week in Catholic news: 5/6

1. The stories of Christian persecution from last week’s #WeAreN2016 international congress on religious freedom in New York City continue to pour out. A priest and a religious sister shared their testimonies with the congress about how they and their people have kept the faith amidst the atrocities of a civil war that has been going […]

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This week in Catholic news: 4/29

1. Persecuted Christians: A #WeAreN2016 congress calling for the end to Christian persecution throughout the world was held in New York this week, where Christians  from Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere spoke about their experiences and the need for action. The hosts of the event, CitizenGo and the Spain-based religious liberty advocacy group MasLibres, petitioned […]

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Poll: What is most important to you when choosing a Catholic news agency to follow?

For this week’s poll, Catholic News Agency wants to hear about what you as readers value most in choosing a news agency to follow. Timeliness of stories? Faithfulness to Church teaching in reporting? Something else? let us know by taking our poll below:   What is most important to you when choosing a Catholic news […]

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Beautiful Quotes from ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Pope Francis’ highly anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the gifts and challenges of family life was published April 8. Titled Amoris Laetitia, or The Joy of Love, the document was presented to journalists in Italian, French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Signed March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, the release of the document was […]

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This week in Catholic News (4/1)

1. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve most likely heard by now that the beloved foundress of EWTN, Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, died on Easter Sunday at the age of 92. Tributes have been pouring in all week for the sassy sister who had humble beginnings in Ohio and then went on to […]

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Never watched Mother Angelica? Clips and quotes to get you hooked.

Before I had ever watched Mother Angelica, I dismissed her as a grumpy old nun who couldn’t possibly have anything to say to my life. But the first time I really sat down and listened, I was so caught off guard by how much I was laughing and how adorable I found this sassy, grandmotherly nun, […]

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