Chainsaw nun inspires new craft brew in Florida

Sr. Margaret Ann’s prowess with a chainsaw, which launched her into internet fame during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, is now being commemorated in a new craft beer made by Due South Brewing Company in Boynton Beach, Florida. The brew is an Indian Pale Ale entitled “Nun with a Chainsaw”, with a can design reminiscent of horror […]

Running nun featured in Runner’s World

There’s something that fascinates the world about watching habited nuns do otherwise very ordinary things – what else could explain the popular Nuns Having Fun calendar, or recent uptick in nun-themed television series, or Chainsaw Nun, media darling of Hurricane Irma? This phenomenun (get it) could also explain why Sr. Agnus Dei was featured on […]

This secret Vatican passageway used to be an emergency exit for the Popes

In the heart of the Vatican is a seemingly inconsequential wall that actually holds a secret passageway that used to serve as an important escape route for the pope and other Vatican officials. The Passetto di Borgo, or the Passetto, is a raised passageway approximately half a mile long linking Vatican City with the Castel Sant’Angelo, a […]

Thousands gather to pray rosary at Poland’s borders

On Saturday, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, thousands of Polish Catholics gathered along their country’s border to pray for peace, as well as for the future and salvation of Poland and the world. [email protected] Jeszcze o #rozaniecDoGranic Popatrzcie na interaktywną mapę przedsięwzięcia https://t.co/Kb2qlSUI2x Brawa dla Organizatorów! pic.twitter.com/Yw5aqxS6rc — Ks. Józef Kloch ن […]

Poll: Do you plan to attend the March for Life?

The theme of the 2018 March for Life, Love Saves Lives, was announced this week. Do you plan to attend the March for Life? The theme of the 2018 March for Life, Love Saves Lives, was announced this week. Do you plan to attend the March f… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome

Updated: Watch the new documentary on Blessed Stanley Rother, the first U.S. martyr

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released the new documentary on the life of Blessed Stanley Rother, the first U.S.-born martyr, who was beatified this weekend. From the unassuming town of Okarche, Oklahoma, Blessed Stanley became a missionary priest in Guatemala during a violent period of civil war. His name on a death list, Bl. Stanley came back to […]

Poll: Who is Father Stanley Rother?

This week, the beatification mass will be held for Father Stanley Rother, and we want to see how much our readers know about this holy man. Who is Father Stanley Rother? This week, the beatification mass will be held for Father Stanley Rother, and we want to see how much our readers … in Catholic […]

That time Archbishop Sheen guest-starred on a TV game show

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen is probably one of the only almost-saints that can add “television star” to his resume. One of the first televangelists, he is perhaps best known for his show Life is Worth Living, which ran from 1951-1957, followed up by The Fulton Sheen Program (1961–1968), shows with millions of viewers that made him a household name at […]

Carmelite nun mows down Irma wreckage with chainsaw

A video of a Carmelite sister brandishing a chainsaw and mowing down hurricane-fallen trees has gone viral since it was posted to the Miami-Dade police department’s Facebook page yesterday. Here’s the video, in case you haven’t seen it yet: “Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this!” […]

Poll: What was your favorite part of the Pope’s trip to Colombia?

Pope Francis visited Colombia September 6-11, largely to encourage the country’s process of peace. What was your favorite part of the Pope’s trip to Colombia? Pope Francis visited Colombia September 6-11, largely to encourage the country’s process of peace. What was your… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome