Pun-loving nuns, friars form band called ‘Force of Habit’ at CUA

Four nuns and two friars walk onto a college campus…to play some sweet jams. Four religious sisters of the Michigan-based Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, along with a Dominican brother and a Franciscan brother, have formed a band at The Catholic University of America, aptly named ‘Force of Habit’. (The sisters used […]

Poll: What is your favorite prayer?

The Catholic Church has a plethora of devotions and prayers. We want to know what your favorite prayers is. What is your favorite prayer?   The Catholic Church has a plethora of devotions and prayers. We want to know what your favorite prayers is. What… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome

Watch this rare video of Cardinal Ratzinger playing the piano

By ChurchPop Though he rarely played in public, Pope Benedict XVI was a skilled pianist. Here is a rare video of him playing when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger: This post originally appeared at churchpop.com

What should you do on Good Friday? Spring cleaning

It can be difficult to know exactly what to do on Good Friday, aside from prayer and attending church services. The somber and solemn tone of the day make many joy-inducing activities seem inappropriate. One option for a fittingly austere activity that has religious roots in salvation history? Spring cleaning. The now widely-accepted phenomenon of […]

Poll: What are you most excited about for the Easter celebration?

Easter is the largest celebration within the Roman Catholic Church, and we want to know how you are going to partaaaaay. What are you most excited about for the Easter celebration? Easter is the largest celebration within the Roman Catholic Church, and we want to know how you are going to parta… in Catholic News […]

Watch these friars’ impressive ‘cup game’ moves!

You’ve never seen the cup game played quite like this! Last year around Christmas, the Franciscan Friars Minor posted a Facebook video showing members of their community playing the “cup game” to the tune of “Jesus King of Glory.” The video was posted along with an appeal for donations to support the community’s seminarian fund. […]

Poll: What is your favorite form of Mass?

The Catholic Church has a few forms and rites of Mass. We want to know what your favorite is. What is your favorite form of Mass? The Catholic Church has a few forms of mass. We want to know what your favorite is.  What is your favorite form o… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on […]

18 Amazing Things Woven Out of Palm Sunday Palms

By: Churchpop.com This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day Christians remember Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem the week before his passion, death, and resurrection. Palm Sunday, of course, means getting palms at church. And getting palms at church means weaving cool things! Here are 18 examples of some really cool things people have made. Maybe they […]

Catholic priest tops list of CNN heroes for sheltering persecuted Christians

  Last week, CNN published a list of 20 ‘heroes behind the news’. The series was compiled over three months, after the CNN Heroes series asked CNN correspondents and anchors to look back and describe their personal heroes. Topping the list? Fr. Khalil Jaar, a Catholic priest in Jordan who has sheltered ISIS refugees in his […]

The Catholic origins of April Fools Day

Are you planning on pulling some pranks on your friends for April Fool’s Day? You may have the Catholic Church to thank, according to some historical accounts. As the Denver Catholic reports: “It was Pope Gregory XIII who, in 1582, would unknowingly give rise to the world’s silliest holiday. He issued a decree ordering that all […]

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