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Catholic Tunes Agency: Songs for Advent

We’re halfway through the first week of Advent, and unless you carry your own personal EMP around, it’s nearly impossible to completely fast from Christmas music during December. To help prepare for Advent and guard against Early Christmas Season (and to give you a reason to celebrate the WHOLE Twelve Days of Christmas all the way […]

Why is the Pope going to Sweden?

On October 31, Pope Francis is traveling to Sweden in order to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, but here at the CNA office, the announcement left us with an itching question- Why Sweden? Didn’t the Protestant Reformation start in Germany? What does the land of lingonberries and modular furniture have to do […]

Leaked emails show Clinton’s team should read a catechism

–By Addie Mena Washington D.C.- Oh anti-Catholicism. You’re always in vogue. And just what we needed to add to this wonderful election journey. Today, the anti-secrecy and disclosure site WikiLeaks released more than 1,000 emails as part of an ongoing leak of the hacked emails of John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Previously, Podesta […]

Did you catch what Ivanka Trump had to say about women?

Did you see what Ivanka Trump said about women’s pay and motherhood at last night’s RNC? (See 7:49 and following)   “Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties, they should be the norm,” Ivanka insisted to a cheering audience. “As researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating […]

Finding Dory: a Laudato Si tale under the sea

Unless you have the memory span of a blue tang-  watch out, for spoilers lie below… Pixar’s newest sequel, Finding Dory, follows the titular forgetful fish on her journey to reconnect with her family, years after losing them. However, the tale is not just an expansion of the ocean world explored in the first film, or […]

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New Zika vaccine provides hope for a real solution

An announcement today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the first human trials of a Zika Virus vaccine is wonderful news for those facing the effects of the virus -and a reminder that medicine should seek to heal and protect, not get rid of those who are afflicted. “We are […]

Drinking, Dignity and the Stanford Rape Case

By Addie Mena “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” It’s a nice childhood mantra, but the recent case of a sexual assault against an unconscious young woman shows that the words we use to describe sexual assault can actually give cover to those who abuse human dignity in […]

Meet the students who rock the March for Life every year

Every year they’re the life of the party at the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. If you’ve attended the march, you’ve no doubt noticed them – teenagers sporting yellow “LIFE” sweatshirts and carrying towers of yellow balloons which match the official Vatican colors. They wave Vatican flags, all jumping, dancing, drumming and chanting, […]

The five biggest misconceptions about the Planned Parenthood Video – cleared up

In case you’ve missed it, a video released Tuesday shows a top Planned Parenthood official Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing the trade of human organs from aborted babies. Go ahead: read and watch, we’ll still be here. Back? Ok, good. Unfortunately, with a 24-hour news cycle, spin doctors, and several responses from Planned Parenthood themselves, and […]