Watch these friars’ impressive ‘cup game’ moves!

You’ve never seen the cup game played quite like this! Last year around Christmas, the Franciscan Friars Minor posted a Facebook video showing members of their community playing the “cup game” to the tune of “Jesus King of Glory.” The video was posted along with an appeal for donations to support the community’s seminarian fund. […]

Poll: What is your favorite form of Mass?

The Catholic Church has a few forms and rites of Mass. We want to know what your favorite is. What is your favorite form of Mass? The Catholic Church has a few forms of mass. We want to know what your favorite is.  What is your favorite form o… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on […]

18 Amazing Things Woven Out of Palm Sunday Palms

By: This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day Christians remember Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem the week before his passion, death, and resurrection. Palm Sunday, of course, means getting palms at church. And getting palms at church means weaving cool things! Here are 18 examples of some really cool things people have made. Maybe they […]

Catholic priest tops list of CNN heroes for sheltering persecuted Christians

  Last week, CNN published a list of 20 ‘heroes behind the news’. The series was compiled over three months, after the CNN Heroes series asked CNN correspondents and anchors to look back and describe their personal heroes. Topping the list? Fr. Khalil Jaar, a Catholic priest in Jordan who has sheltered ISIS refugees in his […]

The Catholic origins of April Fools Day

Are you planning on pulling some pranks on your friends for April Fool’s Day? You may have the Catholic Church to thank, according to some historical accounts. As the Denver Catholic reports: “It was Pope Gregory XIII who, in 1582, would unknowingly give rise to the world’s silliest holiday. He issued a decree ordering that all […]

The Zookeeper’s Wife is a story worth telling

  Besides the inherent drama present in any story involving Nazis and Jewish people during World War II, the careful combination of whimsy and horror in “The Zookeeper’s Wife” – a sort of “We Bought A Zoo” meets “Schindler’s List” – makes it uniquely intriguing and compelling. The film is based on the true story […]

Poll: How is your Lent going?

We have just passed the half way mark in Lent, and Catholic News Agency wants to know how you are feeling. Pope Francis has recently encouraged the Church to seek the true light of Christ, especially in our interactions with other people. He has also urged for a greater removal of “objects” or “false lights” which […]

Pope makes top three on Fortune’s ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ List

  Pope Francis ranked third in Fortune 500’s annual list of 50 of the “World’s Greatest Leaders.” The magazine praised Francis as the “first Latin American pope (who) continues to inspire and surprise as he reconciles the conflicting demands of traditionalism and modernity within the Catholic faith.” It also praised his continued “critique of capitalism without […]

The Catholic origins of McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish

With sales reaching around 300 million per year, the Filet-O-Fish is one of McDonald’s most popular sandwiches. But what many customers may not realize is that the sandwich was created by Catholics and for Catholics nearly 50 years ago. In 1962, a man named Lou Groen had opened the first McDonald’s franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio. […]

The epic icy Mass of Michigan Tech

It seems to be becoming a tradition – students at St. Albert the Great University Parish at Michigan Tech University have once again built a chapel of snow and ice, and were able to have Mass celebrated for them there.  Construction included beams and plywood to support and mold the ice and snow:   The most impressive […]

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