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Why Chile’s abortion debate matters to you

One of the world’s most pro-life countries is currently immersed in a tense battle where abortion advocates need to confront the facts: abortion does not solve a country’s problems. In 1989, going against the momentum of the abortion rights movement, Chile passed a law making the procedure illegal in all cases. It remains one of [...]

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Add a Word, Ruin a Theologian

If you’re up for some Catholic satire today, a trending hashtag on Twitter that has been making us laugh is #AddaWordRuinaTheologian. The idea is simple: take the name of a theologian and add a word to their name to make it ridiculous. Some of our favorites so far have been: Spent 5 minute trying to [...]

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Don’t miss ‘Messenger of the Truth’ airing on PBS

  This week, on June 1-2,  local PBS stations in many U.S. cities will be airing the documentary of Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland who strove for freedom from the Communist regime through non-violence in the early 1980′s. The trailer for “Messenger of the Truth” shows Bl. Fr. [...]

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In her own words: Why Maya Angelou kept her baby

The world is mourning the loss of Maya Angelou, the inspirational poet and author whose legacy and work for civil rights will not soon be forgotten. Perhaps less well-known is Angelou’s courageous decision to keep her baby  when she became pregnant at age 16: The Decision That Changed My Life: Keeping My Baby by Maya [...]

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Newest cardinals given Vatican appointments

In February, Pope Francis elevated 19 new cardinals, telling them to serve the Church without fear. Today, the Pope appointed those cardinals under age 80 to serve on various Vatican congregations and pontifical councils.   From the Vatican Information Service: 1. In the Congregation for the Oriental Churches: Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin; Cardinal [...]

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Monks at Work

It takes many different jobs to run a monastery. The monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas offered some insight on how they manage to do all of it.  Here’s a little “Friday Funny” we saw posted to their Youtube channel today. Enjoy! We must admit, none of our staff has ever had the [...]

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Prayer to accompany Pope Francis on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land

With Pope Francis scheduled to travel to Jordan, Palestine and Israel later this month, a new prayer has been released for the faithful wishing to “accompany” him on his pilgrimage, either physically or spiritually. The prayer was written by Father Rifat Bader, director of the Centre for Catholic Studies and Media, who is responsible for [...]

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Editorial: Papal canonizations, a special time for CNA

The canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II are a very special time for the ACI Group because both of these saints impacted our founding and mission. We began just over 34 years ago and have sought to respond to John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization, which was deeply shaped by John [...]

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The two Pope saints: the website

The Diocese of Rome has launched a special website for the upcoming canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII. The site www.2PapiSanti.org offers biographies of the two Popes and explains why they will be recognized as saints after the April 27 canonization Mass – which will be broadcast live on the website. The website [...]

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John XXIII and John Paul II: Reading suggestions

By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA’s Vatican Analyst There is a vast bibliography of John XXIII and John Paul II, who are to be canonized April 27, and the best way to understand their life and thought is by reading their works. Nurtured in the Ecclesiastical Academy and a longtime diplomat, John XXIII wrote a couple historical [...]

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