Watch: Trailer for new documentary on first U.S. martyr

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released the trailer for a new documentary on Father Stanley Rother, the first U.S.-born martyr, who will be beatified this September. From the unassuming town of Okarche, Oklahoma, Fr. Stanley became a missionary priest in Guatemala during a violent period of civil war. His name on a death list, Fr. […]

Poll: Which of these blesseds would you like to see canonized first?

Out of these famous blesseds, which holy man or woman would you like to see canonized first? Out of these famous blesseds, which holy man or woman would you like to see canonized first? in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

The nun who fought racism – and the KKK!

The Catholic Church has a long history of opposing racism. But that opposition is not just institutional – it’s found in the courageous lives of men and women who have risked everything to serve the oppressed and alienated. One such person was St. Katharine Drexel, one of the first U.S.-born saints. Born in Philadelphia in […]

Poll: Do you think prenatal tests for Down Syndrome are a good idea?

After a report indicated that nearly 100 percent of fetuses tested for Down Syndrome in Iceland have been aborted, pro-life advocates have voiced concerns about prenatal tests. We want to know how you feel about these tests used in preparation for the birth of a child with Down Syndrome. Do you think prenatal tests for […]

How many of the 45 Vatican-approved ‘important films’ have you seen?

Ever felt like there is nothing worthwhile to watch? You might want to check out the Vatican’s list of ‘Some Important Films’. In 1995, Pope John Paul II addressed the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for Social Communications, on an important occasion: the 100th anniversary of cinematography. “Since the first public audience in Paris viewed […]

Poll: Who is Our Lady of Czestochowa?

Our Lady of Czestochowa was unveiled with a new crown last week. We want to test your knowledge about the Black Madonna. What is the tradition behind Our Lady of Czestochowa? Our Lady of Czestochowa was unveiled with a new crown last week. We want to test your knowledge about the Black Ma… in Catholic […]

The closest thing to the patron saint of Shark Week

I don’t know about your place of employment, but Shark Week celebration is in full swing here at CNA. Naturally, I have been in search of the Patron Saint of Sharks, because Catholics have patron saints for everything, right? Turns out, we have no patron saint of sharks (yet – though I’m pretty sure some […]

Poll: What method of NFP would you suggest?

It’s NFP week, and we want to know what method of NFP you think works best. What method of NFP would you suggest? It’s NFP week, and we want to know what method of NFP you think works best. What method of NFP would you suggest? in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

One year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel’s influence still felt

July 26 marks one year since the brutal murder of 85-year-old parish priest Fr. Jacques Hamel. At the time, news of his death shocked the world. Today, one year later, his legacy lives on. Fr. Hamel was killed while celebrating Mass July 26, 2016 after two armed gunmen stormed his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy. […]

What did the Early Church say about tattoos?

By: Addie Mena Our recent piece on ancient pilgrimage tattoos in Jerusalem generated a lot of comment, from both the pro- and anti-tattoo camps. In the office discussion that ensued, we became interested in what the Church historically has had to say about the practice of tattooing. There’s no biblical or official proscription banning Catholics […]

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