Saint Squanto? A Catholic Thanksgiving hero

How a Catholic Saved the Pilgrims at Thanksgiving Did you know that Thanksgiving may not have happened if a group a Franciscan monks hadn’t rescued Squanto from the slave trade? Yes, it was an returned act of kindness that resounds through history even to his day. Did you know that Squanto, the Native American hero […]

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He fought the Klan and won: the priest behind the National Catholic Register

Ninety years ago, Father Matthew Smith launched the National Catholic Register in Denver. But you should know the rest of his story. It is a tale of hardball politics, a rivalry with the Ku Klux Klan, fake nuns, attempted blackmail, business intrigue and even a bit of espionage. Smith’s reporting faced retaliation not only from […]

How to watch the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

Father Solanus Casey, beloved American priest and Capuchin friar, will be beatified on Saturday, Nov. 18 at a Mass in Detroit. Known for his great faith, attention to the sick, and ability as a spiritual counselor, Casey will be the second American-born male to be beatified. The Mass will be said at Ford Field in […]

Poll: Which famous church do you find to be the most beautiful?

Out of these famous cathedrals and basilicas, which church do you find to be the most beautiful? Out of these famous cathedrals and basilicas, which church do you find to be the most beautiful? in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome  

Poll: Do you know what Memento Mori means?

Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that has been used by the Church for centuries. The phrase is used as a reminder that life on earth is temporary and heaven is an eternal promise. Do you know what Memento Mori means? Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that has been used by the Church for […]

How to pray your loved ones out of Purgatory this November

It’s the first week of November, which means it’s the best time of year, liturgically speaking, for you to shave off some temporal punishment for all your loved ones in Purgatory. In case you’re unfamiliar with Catholic teaching on the afterlife, there are three places for a soul to go after death: Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory. According […]

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 […]