The final twist to 2016: Starbucks will have Nativity cups this Christmas

This time last year, one of the internet’s biggest arguments was “Red Cup Gate” – the stirring controversy over whether Starbucks’ plain red cups constituted a war on Christmas. Ah, those were simpler times. People were upset that the cups portrayed no symbols of Christmas – but actually, most people were upset that people were upset […]

Quotes to dig you out of the post-election pit of despair

To (sort of) quote Pope Francis, our election process is beginning to look like “an immense pile of filth.” (Laudato Si, pp. 21) In this post-election hour, we could all use a little hope and inspiration. No matter the outcome, let’s remember that Jesus is the true ruler and purpose in our lives. Here are five inspirational […]

3 Nun things for Vocation Awareness week

So, it’s the 40th annual Vocations Awareness Week in the United States, and you’re looking for the perfect ways to promote vocations to the consecrated life, right? Well look no further. Here are three things that will help you promote vocations (for women) to religious life. 1. “For Love Alone” – a film about women […]

Did the Cubs have some help from above?

Some joked it was apocalyptic – the Cubs won the World Series in game seven with extra innings after waiting 108 years to make it back to the Series. Is it possible they had help from above? The Cubs team chaplain is Fr. Burke Masters, a Catholic priest who played college baseball at Mississippi State […]

Carpool karaoke video with priests goes viral

If you haven’t seen these carpooling karaoke priests yet, stop what you’re doing and spend the next 8 minutes absorbing the awesome. The video features Father Keith Romke (left) and Father Kyle Manno (whose facial expressions are the highlight) jamming out to Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Burno Mars – among others – on their way to a Catholic youth […]

How to pray your loved ones out of Purgatory this November

It’s the first week of November, which means it’s the best time of year, liturgically speaking, for you to shave off some temporal punishment for all your loved ones in Purgatory. In case you’re unfamiliar with Catholic teaching on the afterlife, there are three places for a soul to go after death: Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory. According […]

Men try birth control, experience side effects, quit.

Birth control is supposed to be the thing that liberated women. We are supposed to be falling on our knees, grateful that science has gifted us with a whole gamut of options that can block our fertility, all at the low low cost of negligible side effects like depression, weight gain, loss of libido, the shrinking of […]

How Jesus photobombed Planned Parenthood on Google Maps

Google “Planned Parenthood – Denver Stapleton”, and you might be surprised at what you see. The first image that pops up with the location on Google Maps is a picture of the front of the clinic – with a Eucharistic procession taking place in front of it. The image, submitted by a user, is likely […]

The ‘people of the cross’ are taking back Iraq

The cross of Jesus is being lifted once more over many parts of Iraq, where for years Islamic State terrorists left a path of death and destruction. As a military campaign to rid the Mosul area of the Islamic state rages on, videos are surfacing of “the people of the cross” reclaiming their homes by raising makeshift wooden crosses over the churches […]

Why is the Pope going to Sweden?

On October 31, Pope Francis is traveling to Sweden in order to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, but here at the CNA office, the announcement left us with an itching question- Why Sweden? Didn’t the Protestant Reformation start in Germany? What does the land of lingonberries and modular furniture have to do […]

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