Meet the man building a Cathedral by hand

Justo Gallego is 90 years old. For the past 53 years of his life, he has been building a Cathedral on the outskirts of Madrid by hand. Once a farmer, bullfighter, and then a Trappist monk of eight years, Gallego was forced to leave the monastery when he was struck with tuberculosis in 1961. While he was […]

Do you think this Medal of Honor recipient will be canonized?

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved another step in the possible canonization of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest who died in a North Korean POW camp. This means that the committee assigned to his cause have evaluated documents in his case and have found no error and and will […]

This week in Catholic news: 7/1

1. Two blows to the pro-life movement, via the Supreme Court: On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that included two key regulations of abortion clinics, including admitting privileges at a local hospital, and meeting the standards of surgical centers. The court ruled that the law put an “undue burden” on a […]

Poll: Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Texas abortion clinic regulations?

On Monday, the US Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying that it put an “undue burden” on women’s “right to an abortion.” The case had challenged two regulations that abortionists must have admitting privileges at a local hospital and clinic buildings must meet the standards of […]

So women need to die before we protect them, eh Supreme Court?

In a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that had two key regulations of abortion clinics – abortionists had to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and clinics had to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers. The regulations were put in place in Texas in response to the crimes […]

Finding Dory: a Laudato Si tale under the sea

Unless you have the memory span of a blue tang-  watch out, for spoilers lie below… Pixar’s newest sequel, Finding Dory, follows the titular forgetful fish on her journey to reconnect with her family, years after losing them. However, the tale is not just an expansion of the ocean world explored in the first film, or […]

This week in Catholic news: Trump, #Brexit, Pope in Armenia

1. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with around 1,000 conservative and Christian leaders at his Manhattan hotel on Tuesday, where he answered pre-selected questions from the audience on various issues like the family, abortion, guns, and foreign policy. The response wasn’t yuuuuge-ly positive, with many in attendance saying that the meeting lacked substance and […]

Five things to know about Pope Francis’ trip to Armenia

Pope Francis is travelling to Armenia this weekend! Here’s what you need to know: 1. Where is Armenia? Armenia is a landlocked country with a dry climate that is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. It sits at a cultural, historical, and religious intersection  between Europe and Asia, in the southern part of a […]

Poll: What are you doing to celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus this June?

Although the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has already passed this year, Catholics still have the opportunity to celebrate this devotion throughout the month of June. Just as May is dedicated to Mary, the Church designates June for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion goes back centuries in the Church, but it […]

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New Zika vaccine provides hope for a real solution

An announcement today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the first human trials of a Zika Virus vaccine is wonderful news for those facing the effects of the virus -and a reminder that medicine should seek to heal and protect, not get rid of those who are afflicted. “We are […]

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