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Poll: Do you agree with North Carolina’s bathroom law?

Last month, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, overturning Charlotte City Council’s ordinance which would have allowed people to use restrooms according to their gender identity, not their biological sex. The new law has received blowback from businesses including Starbucks and Bank of America, to musicians such as Bruce Springsteen who cancelled his concert in Greensboro, […]

Poll: What is the biggest issue facing marriage and family life today?

  Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris laetitia, focused on family life in today’s world. The document is the conclusion of a two-year synod discussing both the beauty and challenges of family life. While most of the Western media focused on homosexuality and communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, the bishops addressed topics from domestic […]

Poll: How did you first hear about Mother Angelica?

Always a charismatic speaker, Mother Angelica used her wit and technological savvy to found what would become the world’s largest religious television network, Eternal Word Television Network. Her apostolate touched lives around the world. What started with 20 employees in a garage now makes up a worldwide network that provides 24-hour-a-day programming to more than […]

A little story about Pope Francis as an altar boy

In the Pope’s new book of letters to and from children, he tells a nine-year-old boy about his time as an altar boy. One of the letters in the book was from Alessio, an Italian boy. “Dear Pope Francis, Were you ever near the priest as an altar boy?” Alessio asked. “Dear Alessio, yes, I […]

Poll: Have you watched the Oscars’ Best Picture winner, Spotlight?

At the 88th Academy Awards, the film “Spotlight” received this year’s Oscar for Best Picture. The movie deals with The Boston Globe’s investigative “Spotlight” team exposing the clergy sexual abuse scandal and cover up happening within the Catholic Church. When the film first came out, CNA’s movie reviewer said it “handles the extremely difficult topic” […]

Poll: Are you attending the 51st International Eucharistic Congress?

It started on Sunday with over 350,000 people attending Mass in Cebu. Pilgrims have traveled from across the globe to participate in the 51st International Eucharistic Congress, Jan. 24-30, 2016, in the Philippines. More than 15,000 participants from over 90 countries around the world are expected to attend sessions this week and more than 1,000 […]

Poll: Will you visit a ‘Holy Door’ for the Holy Year of Mercy?

The Holy Doors inside St. Peter’s Basilica for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy are officially open! If you don’t know what a Holy Door is, we broke it down for you and answered all your burning questions here. After Pope Francis opened the doors, the very first pilgrim through the doors after him was […]

Poll: Will you take REI’s advice to #OptOutside on Black Friday?

We were intrigued by REI’s announcement last week that they will “close its doors on Black Friday (November 27) at all 143 of its retail locations, headquarters and two distribution centers.” They will still pay their employees for the day, but they are encouraging all of them to spend the day outdoors as part of […]

Poll: Beards, Bikers or Babies?

  Looking back on the last three weeks, we can’t help but appreciate some of the more interesting experiences in our coverage of the Synod on the Family. As the synod draws to a close at the Vatican, we thought we’d ask you what you enjoyed most in our latest poll! Perhaps it was the […]

These new sites are helping cover the Synod on the Family

As bishops from around the world gather in Rome for the 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops, several websites are launching special pages to offer in-depth coverage of the event. The synod, which is being held Oct. 4-25, is an international gathering of bishops that will discuss “The vocation and mission of the family in the […]