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The New York Times Mansplains Why Catholicism Undervalues Women

*Written by Mary Rezac with contributions from Addie Mena In his latest piece for the New York Times, Frank Bruni expressed outrage on behalf of all Catholic women for our lowly, pitiable station in the centuries-old, stuck-in-the-mud, overbearingly patriarchal institution that is the Catholic Church. (His (inexact, implied) words, not mine.) Bruni was writing in […]

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When’s the last time you thanked your nuns?

Did anyone see the #ThankANun tweets, posts, and pins jammed between photos of sombreros and margaritas yesterday? The social media initiative was part of Thank A Nun Day, during which people from across the nation voiced their gratitude for the religious sisters who have impacted their lives. Here were some of our favorite posts: It […]

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Nine reasons to oppose “Death with Dignity” laws

It was only about 6 months ago when the young and beautiful Brittany Maynard brought new attention to the topic of physician-assisted suicide after her highly publicized decision to end her own life under the Oregon “Death with Dignity” act. Suddenly, new bills advocating for physician-assisted suicide began cropping up all over the country at […]

Pope Francis receives his drone. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis’ latest gift: A drone

A group of Italian students presented Pope Francis with his own Vatican-themed drone on Thursday. The students from Students from the Community of Christian Life in Italy and the Missionary League for Italian Students met with the Pope during an audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. The drone represents “the values of technology […]

Bishop James Conley preaches at the dedication of the new St. Thomas Aquinas Church at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Photo courtesy of the Southern Nebraska Register.

An old student’s take on a new church

Have you ever felt your heart swell after connecting with a good friend or singing a particularly beautiful hymn (read: Not “On Eagles’ Wings”…For that matter, any church hymns dealing with birds.)? You know, that experience of pure joy and connection with something or Someone bigger than yourself? That’s what I experienced when I toured […]

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Roman Run: 200 miles, 10 men, 1 mission

It almost sounds like the beginning of a joke: A priest, two deacons, and seven seminarians run across the entire country of Italy in a day… That’s what the participants in the Roman Run are planning to do on May 16 of this year. These “men in black” will split up into two teams and start […]

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Are you committing this “grievous” error at Mass?

Friends, it’s been four years, and…we need to talk. Remember back in the day, in 2011, when the new translation of the Ordinary form of the Mass was officially adopted? It was scary times at first. I think I’ve only now just mastered the new creed without looking at the cheat sheet. And I still […]

Pope Francis cartoon

Pope Cartoons

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and cute way to learn about the Pope, look no further. You might recognize these cartoons by Catholic Link from the election of Pope Francis. I remember seeing the cartoon version of Jorge Bergoglio/Pope Francis’ life being shared all over my friends’ social media pages. If you don’t […]

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Four times the Church has held her ground on communion for the divorced and remarried

The argument that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics (lacking annulments) be allowed to receive the Eucharist is kind of like 40+ year-old, re-heated mashed potatoes: it’s been spit out by the authority of Church time and again, but for some reason keeps appearing on the spoon of stubborn theologians and bishops who keep trying to […]

Tapestry of Pope John Paul II hanging from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 25, 2014_Credit Lauren Cater-CNA_EWTN_4-25-14

6 Fascinating Videos from the Papacy and Death of St. John Paul II

By: Churchpop.com April 8 is the 10th anniversary of the funeral of Pope St. John Paul II. Here are some videos from important moments in his papacy, from his election to his death and funeral.   Papal Election: October 16th, 1978   Assassination Attempt: May 13th, 1981   Last Public Appearance: March 31st, 2005   Announcement […]

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