Mother Teresa circa 1994. Credit: © L'Osservatore Romano.

Would you like to see Bl. Mother Teresa declared a Saint during the Holy Year of Mercy?

This week, we discovered that the Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses that might be attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. If the miracle is found to be valid, it could lead to the canonization, or declaration of Sainthood, of Mother Teresa. During […]

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Popemoji is possibly the best thing ever

As you’ve probably already noticed, we have a very facially expressive Pope. We at CNA have taken full advantage of our access to photos of a myriad of Pope Francis facial expressions, and often use them in messages to each other. For example, we have the “Don’t you dare take the last of the coffee […]

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How the New York Times fell in love with nuns

It’s not something you’d expect to see taking up the entire page above the fold of the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times: a group of four cloistered Catholic nuns, running and smiling in their backyard while playing with their dog. The headline is simple – The Nun’s Life – the photos and […]

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About that poll on Catholics and the traditional family…

If you’ve read the news in the last few days, you may have heard about a recent Pew poll finding that most Catholics are fine with non-traditional families, along with homosexual behavior and other actions the Church teaches to be sinful. What’s missing in most of these media reports is nuance. Going into the details […]

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WATCH: The Pope’s moving exchange with a bullied Chicago teen

Pope Francis held a virtual audience on Monday with Americans in three cities not included in his historic trip to the United States later this month. Although the full, hour-long special on the virtual audience will not be available until Friday, ABC News has released several excerpts of the virtual audience. And the Pope’s time […]

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Pope Francis goes to Central Park

Pope Francis will drive through Central Park when he visits New York later this month! But New Yorkers eager to catch a glimpse of the pontiff will need to win a ticket for a chance to attend the Sept. 25 procession. From the New York Times:   “The procession through Central Park will give thousands […]

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Happy Women’s Equality Day from your favorite pro-lifers!

In case you missed it, today is national Women’s Equality Day here in the U.S. Hooray! Today we celebrate the 95th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. While many know about the women’s suffrage movement and their leaders, some may be surprised to learn that they were against abortion. In a 2010 Op-Ed for […]

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Going to the World Meeting of Families this fall? We want to hear from you!

Are you going to the World Meeting of Families and the papal events in Philadelphia at the end of September? We want to hear your story! “The difference between man and woman is not meant to stand in opposition, or to subordinate, but is for the sake of communion and generation, always in the image […]

POLL: Should Pope Francis be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Every October, the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize are announced. This year, there are some interesting contenders for the prize, including our very own Pope Francis! Do you think he should win? Vote here: Pope Francis is one of the nominees for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, and the award will be announced in […]

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Chris Farley the Catholic

We all remember Chris Farley the comedian, but how many of us remember Chris Farley the Catholic? Close friends and family of the late “Saturday Night Live” star, it turns out. In an interview with Melissa Silverberg of Daily Herald, one of Farley’s close college friends, Fr. Matt Foley, recalled intimate details about the comedian’s […]

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