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Calm down world – Pope Francis doing fine after falling

Nothing can stop Pope Francis from celebrating World Youth Day – not even falling during a televised Mass. In his first major event at the 31st World Youth Day, the Pope missed a step during Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa on Thursday. He was carrying a censer and was on his way to incense the […]

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Priest killed by ISIS mourned on social media

The “JeSuis” hashtag (“I am” in French) has become a go-to hashtag when showing solidarity with victims of terrorist attacks. The trend started with #JeSuisCharlie, after Islamic terrorists attacked the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. Today, #JeSuisCatholique (I am Catholic) and #JeSuisPretre (I am priest) were trending on Twitter as people showed solidarity with […]

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Did you catch what Ivanka Trump had to say about women?

Did you see what Ivanka Trump said about women’s pay and motherhood at last night’s RNC? (See 7:49 and following)   “Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties, they should be the norm,” Ivanka insisted to a cheering audience. “As researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating […]

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Dancing nuns go viral ahead of World Youth Day

Polish nuns from St. Faustina’s order took to the beach, flash-mob style, to welcome pilgrims to Poland for World Youth Day! With a giant poster of the image of Jesus’ Divine Mercy, the sisters pulled off a coordinated dance a week before the official World Youth Day festivities begin in Krakow, Poland. According to Euronews, the […]

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Meet the man building a Cathedral by hand

Justo Gallego is 90 years old. For the past 53 years of his life, he has been building a Cathedral on the outskirts of Madrid by hand. Once a farmer, bullfighter, and then a Trappist monk of eight years, Gallego was forced to leave the monastery when he was struck with tuberculosis in 1961. While he was […]

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This week in Catholic news: 7/1

1. Two blows to the pro-life movement, via the Supreme Court: On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that included two key regulations of abortion clinics, including admitting privileges at a local hospital, and meeting the standards of surgical centers. The court ruled that the law put an “undue burden” on a […]

The March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2016. Credit: Jeffrey Bruno

So women need to die before we protect them, eh Supreme Court?

In a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that had two key regulations of abortion clinics – abortionists had to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and clinics had to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers. The regulations were put in place in Texas in response to the crimes […]

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Finding Dory: a Laudato Si tale under the sea

Unless you have the memory span of a blue tang-  watch out, for spoilers lie below… Pixar’s newest sequel, Finding Dory, follows the titular forgetful fish on her journey to reconnect with her family, years after losing them. However, the tale is not just an expansion of the ocean world explored in the first film, or […]

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This week in Catholic news: Trump, #Brexit, Pope in Armenia

1. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with around 1,000 conservative and Christian leaders at his Manhattan hotel on Tuesday, where he answered pre-selected questions from the audience on various issues like the family, abortion, guns, and foreign policy. The response wasn’t yuuuuge-ly positive, with many in attendance saying that the meeting lacked substance and […]

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Five things to know about Pope Francis’ trip to Armenia

Pope Francis is travelling to Armenia this weekend! Here’s what you need to know: 1. Where is Armenia? Armenia is a landlocked country with a dry climate that is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. It sits at a cultural, historical, and religious intersection  between Europe and Asia, in the southern part of a […]

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