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 […]

Poll: What type of Lenten sacrifice will you participate in?

Lent can be a spiritual jump start, and there is an endless array of possible mortifications. Some people fast from food, technology, or alcohol – while some monks fast for 40 days from solid food and survive off the carbs they receive from hearty beer. What type of Lenten sacrifice will you participate in? Lent can […]

Poll: What is your favorite Marian Catholic Dogma?

Dogmas are proclaimed articles of faith which are necessary for the belief of all in communion with the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has attributed four dogmas to Mary. What is your favorite Marian Catholic Dogma?   Dogmas are proclaimed articles of faith which are necessary for the belief of all in communion with the […]

Poll: Do you think Trump should repeal the Obama-era executive order?

An executive order under the Obama administration posed a threat to Catholic organizations who ask their employees to reflect Church teaching in their lifestyle. President Trump has initially suggested that he will keep the executive order, but religious groups are asking him to repeal it. Do you think Trump should repeal the Obama-era executive order? […]

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 […]

If you think it’s necessary to ban refugees, you still need to pray for them

President Trump’s executive order on refugees has quickly become one of the most heated political decisions of his new presidency. The policy halts the refugee admissions program for 120 days. It stops all entry for 90 days of those coming from seven countries deemed to be compromised by terrorism. And it bars Syrian refugees indefinitely. […]

Poll: If you could visit one Marian apparition site where would it be?

Marian apparitions have been a rich gift throughout Church history. Messages from Mary often include encouragement to a greater conversion, new devotions, and miracles. Fewer than 20 have been established by the Holy See. If you could visit one Marian apparition site where would it be? Marian apparitions have been a rich gift throughout Church […]

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 […]

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