Advent in Aleppo

By now you’ve likely heard of the devastating events in the wake of the final battle for Aleppo in the past few days. The Syrian government has taken control of much of the city, but people still trapped in a small area of east Aleppo held by the remaining rebels have been sending harrowing goodbyes and […]

Poll: Does the trend of machines replacing human work worry you?

The Vatican recently hosted big-name scientists like Stephen Hawking to talk about ethical challenges with artificial intelligence. Is the increasing trend of machines replacing human work concerning to you? The Vatican recently hosted big-name scientists like Stephen Hawking to talk about ethical challenges with artific… in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

What we know about St. Lucy

Most of what we know about St. Lucy is relegated to the realm of rumors and romantic legend. Much of her history has been lost over the years, so there are only a handful of things we know for certain about this saint. Her life What we do know is that she was a holy […]

The Muslim restaurant serving up Christmas cheer

Here’s some news to warm your heart this Advent season. A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering free three-course meals on Christmas day to the elderly and the homeless. In a handwritten note, shared through a Facebook post, the restaurant encouraged its followers to share the post and spread the news to ensure that “No one […]

Tour this gorgeous Italian Cathedral online

I think 360 photos and video are probably the best thing to happen to the internet and photography since cat memes. As proof, check out this 360 photo of the inside of Milan Cathedral, or the Duomo di Milano. The largest church in Italy (St. Peter’s, which is larger, is located in Vatican City State) took […]

Poll: What’s your favorite St. Nicholas story?

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! The Dec. 6 feast day honors the 4th-century Bishop of Myra most well-known for being the inspiration for the modern-day figure of Santa Claus. But there’s a lot more to the real St. Nick than a red suit or gift-giving. In fact, the beloved saint was a staunch defender of […]

Catholic Tunes Agency: Songs for Advent

We’re halfway through the first week of Advent, and unless you carry your own personal EMP around, it’s nearly impossible to completely fast from Christmas music during December. To help prepare for Advent and guard against Early Christmas Season (and to give you a reason to celebrate the WHOLE Twelve Days of Christmas all the way […]

A German priest’s Advent reflections from World War II

Father Alfred Delp was in the midst of his studies to become a Jesuit priest when Hitler took power in Germany in 1933. Despite increasing difficulties under the regime, he was ordained a priest for the order in 1937. His first assignment as a priest was on the editorial staff of the influential Jesuit publication Stimmen der […]

Poll: How are you using advent to prepare for Christmas?

Advent has traditionally been a time of preparation for Christ’s incarnation, something similar to the preparation within Lent. The members of the church have participated with greater alms giving, prayer, and material sacrifice. Only with the past century has Christmas time taken a turn towards the holiday hustle and material mindfulness. Pope Francis has urged […]

Saint Squanto? A Catholic Thanksgiving hero

Did you know that Squanto, the Native American hero who saved the pilgrims from starvation on their first Thanksgiving, was a Catholic? Neither did I, until I watched Dr. Taylor Marshall lay out the facts in his latest Youtube video. Squanto was enslaved by the English – by John Smith, so be exact. You remember John […]

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