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Watch: Why these missionaries are building cookstoves in Peru

On a recent mission trip to the village of Llupa, Peru, twelve missionaries with the Catholic group Creatio helped build cleaner cookstoves for the people of the village. Here’s why: “We went into the old houses and you could see from the old cookstoves smoke and soot all over the walls from the smoke coming […]

Watch: Soldiers restore Virgin Mary statue smashed by ISIS

After five months of fighting, the Battle for Mosul rages on. Iraqi forces are pushing further west into the city and recovering more territory once occupied by the so-called Islamic State. Last week, advocacy group This is Christian Iraq posted a video to their Facebook page of Iraqi soldiers from the Babylonian Brigade restoring and […]

Lent used to be a lot harder than it is now

If you found yourself complaining of a rumbly stomach on Ash Wednesday, or whining about the McDonald’s fish sandwich in your lunch on Friday, you may want to think of the Catholics of the past and be silent. Fasting used to be a much more strenuous affair, with Catholics not being able to eat anything until […]

Five nuns to follow for International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, which is also the first day of National Catholic Sisters Week, a chance to honor and share the good work that Catholic religious sisters are doing throughout the United States. To celebrate this day, why not follow some of the best nuns out there on social media? Here are a few […]

The giant Venezuelan rodent that tastes like fish, and other obscure Lenten delicacies.

When it comes to fasting, we Catholics don’t have much to complain about. We fast, but we can still have a normal meal and two smaller meals. We can’t eat meat on Fridays, but we can eat fish. And so we fry it. And throw a party with all our friends. And drink beer. The Church has […]

How you should fast during Lent if you’re addicted to porn

Lent is a time of repentance and turning back to the Lord, of turning away from our sins and preparing our hearts for Easter. Fasting reminds us of our dependence on God, and creates a space for him in our hearts and lives so that we can grow closer to Him. We also fast during Lent because […]

Six resources that offer real help for post-abortive women

TeenVogue can’t make up it’s mind about abortion. On the one hand, they see the need to promote it as a nonchalant procedure that is a normal part of the teenage experience. On the other, they seem to recognize that the procedure is not the same as getting a tooth pulled at the dentist. However, in […]

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Dear UST: don’t fight Friday Fasting to sell Meatless Monday

Catholic Twitter broke into a bit of a frenzy earlier today when the Catholic University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Student Affairs Office posted a set of tweets seeming to advocate against abstaining from meat on Friday  – in order to promote the school’s Meatless Monday program in their main dining hall. The tweet contained this […]

In response to that pro-choice priest in TeenVogue

The last time I read TeenVogue, I was still thinking about what color my braces should be and whether my black background on MySpace looked cool or “too emo.”  But a recent article from the teen magazine that’s been making the rounds on social media is hard to ignore. It’s entitled: “I am a Priest, and […]

The feminists and the friars: How the Dominicans encountered the Women’s March

It was the day after the inauguration when hundreds of thousands of (mostly) women descended on Washington D.C. for the Women’s March, a show of solidarity against President Trump and an act of advocating for women’s rights and equality. The Women’s March was not without controversy. The organizers released a list of guiding principles including “open […]

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