Category: Catholic News Agency

Planned Parenthood causes virtual facepalm

As social media was abuzz over the horrific details revealed in the Kermit Gosnell trial, Planned Parenthood  couldn’t help but weigh in with a touching tribute to the victims via Twitter: (It reads: “#Gosnell case is appalling. He ran a criminal enterprise, not a health facility, & should be punished to full extent http://bit.ly/ZRyssI“) Following the […]

Photos: See a movie, help free a child

This weekend, Not Today, opens in select theaters across the country. Told through the conversion of a spoiled American 20-something, the film takes the audience on a journey through rural and urban India in search of a young girl, Annika, who is unintentionally sold to human traffickers by her father, Kiran. The film, which was […]

Go vote for TIME’s 100!

You’ve got a couple more days to vote on who should (and shouldn’t) be included in TIME magazine’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Let me give you a taste of where the numbers stand now. Benedict XVI, retired Bishop of Rome Yay: 45% (8,164 votes) Nay: 55% (10,074 votes) Sister […]

Hope from our Pope

Last week presented quite the array of news stories here at CNA. From all-ages access to the morning after pill, to students trying to push the Catholic chaplain off campus for “alienating” students by upholding Catholic teaching on homosexuality, to the City of Miami issuing a notice of violation to the Missionaries of Charity for […]

Bringing Christ into therapy

A friend of mine works in grief therapy. The other day, she was describing to me a new technique she has learned to help patients coping with trauma. To help me understand the method, my friend described a recent session with a patient. During treatment, the patient in this case came face-to-face with what he […]

Advertising conversion

When was your last confession? I, for one, all too frequently play the convenience card. No time…no priest…no dice. Well, those excuses won’t fly any more for Catholics in the Diocese of Tulsa. Bishop Edward Slattery recently launched a confession initiative that includes this billboard. Yep. Every priest. Every Tuesday. Every parish (including that one […]

Tim ‘the Man’ Harris

Tim Harris is not your typical young adult. As many post-grads are still trying to figure out why in the world they thought it was a good idea to major in Comparative Literature only to get a job at Starbucks, Tim is pursuing his dreams. At 27, he already has more medals than Michael Phelps, […]

Want good Sunday homilies? Form preachers, not sermons

I talked with Dr. Mark Labberton last week, he’s the incoming president of Fuller Theological Seminary, which forms evangelical pastors who serve throughout the world. Much of our conversation can be found here, but there was a bit more than just didn’t fit into the article, but I wanted to share with you all. He […]

Let’s also pray for families of cardinals

Black smoke Tuesday – and suspense continues for the elderly mother of Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn. Eleonore Schoenborn, 92, recently told a local newspaper that she hopes her son will not be elected pope because she will miss him. U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s youngest brother, Patrick, expressed similar sentiments in a recent interview. “A question […]

Brilliant tools for the Papal election

Have you heard of two brilliant tools to allow Catholics to be better informed and involved with the Papal election? The now-available Pope Alarm from the college missionary organization, Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), will notify subscribers via e-mail or text the moment the white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel. Web Director for […]