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The Super Bowl is pro-life!

Kind of, anyway…. Turns out, the city that wins the Big Game usually sees a boom in births 9 months later. There’s even an NFL commercial featuring a song performed by Super Bowl babies from years past (Disclaimer: If the word ‘canoodle’ shocks you, skip the video). Of course, the Super Bowl is usually about […]

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A song for St. Brigid and the “Lake of Beer”

“I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.” While that might not exactly sound like a quote from a Catholic nun, it is actually an excerpt from a poem attributed to St. Brigid, one of three […]

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Snow altars and Leonardo DiCaprio, Bless the Lord: This week in Catholic news (1/29)

Catholic news you may have missed during the week: 1. Last Saturday, I jokingly texted a friend of mine chaperoning the March for Life, asking if he was stuck on a bus in a snowdrift. He said: yes. (And I felt bad for joking.) So what do dozens of pro-life high school and college students do when […]

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Meet the students who rock the March for Life every year

Every year they’re the life of the party at the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. If you’ve attended the march, you’ve no doubt noticed them – teenagers sporting yellow “LIFE” sweatshirts and carrying towers of yellow balloons which match the official Vatican colors. They wave Vatican flags, all jumping, dancing, drumming and chanting, […]

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Poll: Are you attending the 51st International Eucharistic Congress?

It started on Sunday with over 350,000 people attending Mass in Cebu. Pilgrims have traveled from across the globe to participate in the 51st International Eucharistic Congress, Jan. 24-30, 2016, in the Philippines. More than 15,000 participants from over 90 countries around the world are expected to attend sessions this week and more than 1,000 […]

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The Best Photos of the Historic Turnpike Mass of 2016!

By: ChurchPop As you may have heard, a Catholic pro-life student group going home after the March for Life got stuck on the highway due to heavy snows. With tons of time and not much to do, they did something incredible: they build an altar out of snow and had Mass on the side of […]

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Catholic news weekly wrap-up 1/22

If you don’t spend most of your weekdays on the internet, or are about to be snowed in for the next several days, have no fear. We have several Catholic news (and not-so-news) items for you to catch up on over the weekend. 1. We kicked off the week with Martin Luther King Day on Monday. […]

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The storm and the March

By now, almost everyone knows about the big “snowpacalypse” threatening the East Coast, just in time for the March for Life. The storm, already being called a ‘textbook’ blizzard, could dump up to two feet of snow in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas beginning Friday, the day of the March. Mayor Muriel Bowser has […]

Slovakian nun Maria Pavla Hudacekova shows off her ice skating skills.

Sisters on ice: Nun’s sweet skating moves go viral

Nuns having fun doesn’t just happen in old-timey pictures on calendars sold at Barnes and Noble. Slovakian Sr. Maria Pavla Hudacekova wowed crowds at an ice rink when she showed off her skating moves – complete with a 12-spin pirouette – in full habit, The Daily Mail reported.  The Ursuline sister was a junior champion ice-skater […]

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Did you catch the Christian monastery in the new ‘Star Wars’ movie?

By: Church Pop If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens (don’t worry, no major spoilers here!), a key scene takes places on a mysterious island with beautiful ancient ruins. Surely, you may have thought, this setting came from the filmmakers’ imaginations and was a constructed set, like many of the fantastic Star Wars settings? […]

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