President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy SEAL, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 29, 2016. Senior Chief Byers receives the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

The newest Medal of Honor recipient has a devotion to St. Michael

On Monday, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony. The 36-year-old SEAL received the U.S. Military’s highest honor for his role in the successful December 2012 rescue of an American civilian who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan. He also gave […]


Pray with your beard this Lent

If rubbing your beard in balm smelling of sacraments still isn’t enough for your Catholic follicular fix, the guys over at Catholic Beard Balm have something else in store – a way to pray with your beard. In a recent interview with CNA, Catholic Balm Co. founders Michael Marchand and Tony Vasinda shared the story of the […]

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This week in Catholic news (2/26)

1. The Pope’s back from Mexico, and perhaps his travels wore him out a bit because he had a slight fever on Thursday that caused him to cancel his appointments that day. But while the Vatican asked for prayers, they said it was only a slight fever and that the Pope was expected to “recover […]


Evelyn Waugh: The cantankerous, Catholic, very much male author trending on Twitter

When a recent TIME magazine listed Evelyn Waugh in a list of 100 most-read female authors, perhaps they were mistaking him for his first wife, also named Evelyn Waugh. The couple was jokingly known among friends as He-Evelyn and She-Evelyn. Except, She-Evelyn wasn’t an author, and she didn’t write “Brideshead Revisited”…whoops. (The article has since been […]

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Terry Crews gets real about his porn addiction

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor and former NFL player Terry Crews is opening up about his addiction to pornography through a series of Facebook videos, explaining how it “really, really messed up” his life and threatened his marriage. For years, Crews said, he tried to hide his addiction from his family. “It was my secret, nobody knew, and […]

Pope Francis in a sombrero on the papal flight to Havana, Cuba on February 12, 2016_Credit L'Osservatore Romano_CNA

#PopeinMexico in review: Vine edition!

Let’s be real, nothing else happened in the world of Catholic news this week other than the Pope’s trip to Mexico. In lieu of my weekly Catholic news roundup, let’s take a look at the best Vines of some of the most memorable moments we got of the Pope’s trip (yes, CNA has a Vine account […]

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Stop freaking out over these two sentences from Pope Francis

You may have heard that Pope Francis gave an in-flight interview this morning, covering everything from shotgun weddings to how much he would love to go China to the questionable Christianity of a certain Donald J. Trump. But everyone’s freaking out about two sentences, claiming that the Pope has upended longstanding Church teaching on contraception during his […]

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WATCH: Young Mexican cancer patient sings to Pope

Earlier today, Pope Francis visited Federico Gomez Pediatric Hospital in Mexico City. His visit included a stop at the oncology unit, where one young patient had quite the surprise for him. Check it out:


This week in Catholic news: Doritos, #ashtag, Mexico, Beards (2/13)

1. The Super Bowl had two ads about babies, instantly putting some pro-choice organizations up in arms. We took a closer look at the story behind the Doritos loving baby who made an, um, emergency exit. And the ad about the Super Bowl babies most likely made for some awkward conversations between children and their […]



There have been so many times in my life when, finding myself up against an impossible question, I’ve said to my friends: “That’s something I’m going to ask God when I get to heaven.” #WeirdQuestionstoaskGod is trending on Twitter this afternoon, and apparently a lot of people have stuff to ask the Big Guy. Here are some of our favorites: […]

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