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Roman Run: 200 miles, 10 men, 1 mission

It almost sounds like the beginning of a joke: A priest, two deacons, and seven seminarians run across the entire country of Italy in a day… That’s what the participants in the Roman Run are planning to do on May 16 of this year. These “men in black” will split up into two teams and start […]

Are you committing this “grievous” error at Mass?

Friends, it’s been four years, and…we need to talk. Remember back in the day, in 2011, when the new translation of the Ordinary form of the Mass was officially adopted? It was scary times at first. I think I’ve only now just mastered the new creed without looking at the cheat sheet. And I still […]

Pope Cartoons

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and cute way to learn about the Pope, look no further. You might recognize these cartoons by Catholic Link from the election of Pope Francis. I remember seeing the cartoon version of Jorge Bergoglio/Pope Francis’ life being shared all over my friends’ social media pages. If you don’t […]

Four times the Church has held her ground on communion for the divorced and remarried

The argument that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics (lacking annulments) be allowed to receive the Eucharist is kind of like 40+ year-old, re-heated mashed potatoes: it’s been spit out by the authority of Church time and again, but for some reason keeps appearing on the spoon of stubborn theologians and bishops who keep trying to […]

Five things I learned about Lent from the real Maria von Trapp

I don’t know about you, but I can always use a good kick in the pants to finish strong in the last two weeks of Lent. And this year, it came from the most unlikely of places – from the real Maria von Trapp, yes, THE Maria von Trapp whose story was made famous by […]

Why are we so afraid to talk about Ida?

I often hear Catholics (myself included) complaining about the lack of the true, the good, and the beautiful in modern society – particularly when it comes to entertainment media. So when a film about a Polish Catholic nun (Ida) won an Oscar for best foreign film a few weeks ago, I was excited to see […]

All your questions about Carmelites and bunny slippers, answered.

Here at CNA, we like to delve into the really deep questions. Why was it necessary for God to become man? What do Catholics really teach about Mary? And, can discalced Carmelites wear bunny slippers? I’m not sure how it started, but that last question had us debating back and forth for hours in the […]

A CNA discussion on fast food choices during Lent

It’s a day of abstinence during Lent, but you’re on the road and need something quick and meatless. What do you choose? We’ve compiled some of the CNA staff’s top meatless picks from some common fast food joints to let you know what tasty options are out there! McDonald’s and the fish fillet:  Mary: McDonald’s […]

5 Ideas for what to do with the dress after the big day

**Author’s note: This post was written by the recently married Addie Mena, a staff writer for CNA who lives with her husband Jose in Washington, D.C.  The average bride spends over $1,000 on a wedding dress, and only wears it once. While many brides would like for their future children or grandchildren, there’s no guarantee […]

Snow Altars and Ice Churches, Bless the Lord

Parents of fans of the movie Frozen, you might not want to show this post to your children, unless you want them to beg the priest to say Mass in the snow on Sunday. The Snow Altars of Wyoming At the beginning of the second semester, freshmen at Wyoming Catholic College are required go on […]