From Chile to Canada, why they traveled to this year’s March for Life

The national March for Life in Washington, D.C., routinely draws several hundred thousand participants from across the country. But some people make the trek across international borders to take part in the march. Here’s a look at some of the overseas participants at this year’s march: “My mother was almost tricked into having an abortion […]

Hidden paths to hidden priests: The secret Mass trails of Ireland

If you’ve visited Ireland, you’ve probably missed them, and that’s the point. Hidden paths winding throughout the country recall a time – not all that long ago – when the repressed Catholic majority was forced to worship in secret. Now, some of these paths have been documented by Irish photographer Caitriona Dunnett years in her project ‘Mass […]

That time a Bishop hung out on the Star Wars island

Remember that scene in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? The one where Rey meets Luke Skywalker on the majestic island in the middle of the sea? The scene looks so incredible because it is a real place – the Skellig Michael off the southwest coast of Ireland. The island, which basically looks like a giant […]

Let’s be real, Wishbone taught me everything I know about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

I, like many others of my generation, grew up on PBS. We didn’t have cable, but I loved shows like ZOOM and Arthur and Reading Rainbow so I didn’t much care. The first time I ever heard the full story of Our Lady of Guadalupe was actually on PBS’ Wishbone, a show about a dog […]

Catholic Myth-busters: Immaculate Conception edition

On Dec. 8, the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception (it’s a Holy Day of Obligation, so make sure you get to Mass)! There are three common misconceptions about this feast day in particular that we’d like to bust wide open. Myth #1: This is about Jesus’ conception Nope. The Solemnity of the […]

Poll: How are you preparing for Christmas?

Last Sunday was the first day of Advent. Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to spiritually prepare for Christ’s coming. How are you preparing for Christmas? Last Sunday was the first day of Advent. Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to spiritually prepare for Christ’s… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome

Poll: What aspect of the papal visit do you look forward to hearing about most?

In his most recent papal visit, Pope Francis aims to promote peace in the countries of Bangladesh and Burma. What aspect of the trip do you look forward to hearing about most? In his most recent papal visit, Pope Francis aims to promote peace in the countries of Bangladesh and Burma. What … in Catholic News […]

PBS features chart-topping seminarians

Produced just 6 months ago, a Gregorian chant album by seminarians and priests of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska has spent 13 weeks topping the classical music charts. In a recent feature, PBS NewsHour explored why the seminary’s new album, entitled Requiem (“rest” in Latin), has been such a hit. The album is […]

Don’t forget your humanity this Black Friday

Whenever I hear about the madness of Black Friday, the first thing I think of is the Furby frenzy of 1998, when those (basically) demonic, robotic, fur-covered talking monstrosities were flying off the shelves and spurring stampedes nationwide. Ever since, it seems like each Black Friday has come with its own new tackle-everyone-ahead-of-me-at-Wal-Mart-worthy craze, whether its a flat-screen TV […]

Poll: What do you appreciate most this Thanksgiving?

In celebration of Thanksgiving, we want to know what you are most grateful for. What do you appreciate most this Thanksgiving? In celebration of Thanksgiving, we want to know what you are most grateful for. What do you appreciate most this… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome