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‘Kiss me I’m Irish’ – new DNA tests confirm heritage, solidify identity

By Christine Rousselle   The popularity of genealogy research, particularly through the use of DNA kits and online resources, is a sign that humans are longing for a sense of community and kinship, a panelist at the World Meeting of Families’ panel “The Importance of Belonging: Exploring Contemporary Interest in Genealogy” theorized Aug. 22. Genealogy […]

How a crucifix once saved Our Lady of Guadalupe from a bomb

The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe is well-known. The Virgin Mary appeared to the indigenous peasant Juan Diego in the 1500s and miraculously left her image on his tilma, which is still venerated today. Lesser-known, however, is the story of how a crucifix once saved the image when a bomb exploded in the 1920s. […]

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 […]

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

Poll: Which of these bizarre relics would you most like to visit?

From its beginning, the Catholic Church has venerated relics of the saints, with many healings and miracles attached to the bodies of these holy men and women. However, some of the relics may appear to be strange. We want to know what strange relic you would most like to visit. From its beginning, the Catholic […]

Hurricane Harvey: Three ways you can help

In the last five days, Hurricane Harvey has set records for rainfall and left at least 30 people dead, with thousands more stranded or homeless. In the face of such immense devastation, it can be tempting to despair. But as Catholics, we can be a beacon of hope to our suffering brothers and sisters. Here […]

Poll: How are you supporting the victims of Hurricane Harvey?

Thousands of Texas families have had their homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Many U.S. bishops have urged the faithful to fund aid programs in order to support Harvey’s victims and the heavily damaged areas. How are you supporting the victims of Hurricane Harvey? Thousands of Texas families have had their homes damaged or […]

Poll: Which of these blesseds would you like to see canonized first?

Out of these famous blesseds, which holy man or woman would you like to see canonized first? Out of these famous blesseds, which holy man or woman would you like to see canonized first? in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

The nun who fought racism – and the KKK!

The Catholic Church has a long history of opposing racism. But that opposition is not just institutional – it’s found in the courageous lives of men and women who have risked everything to serve the oppressed and alienated. One such person was St. Katharine Drexel, one of the first U.S.-born saints. Born in Philadelphia in […]

Poll: Do you think prenatal tests for Down Syndrome are a good idea?

After a report indicated that nearly 100 percent of fetuses tested for Down Syndrome in Iceland have been aborted, pro-life advocates have voiced concerns about prenatal tests. We want to know how you feel about these tests used in preparation for the birth of a child with Down Syndrome. Do you think prenatal tests for […]

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