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Pope Francis’ latest gift: A drone

A group of Italian students presented Pope Francis with his own Vatican-themed drone on Thursday. The students from Students from the Community of Christian Life in Italy and the Missionary League for Italian Students met with the Pope during an audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. The drone represents “the values of technology […]

An old student’s take on a new church

Have you ever felt your heart swell after connecting with a good friend or singing a particularly beautiful hymn (read: Not “On Eagles’ Wings”…For that matter, any church hymns dealing with birds.)? You know, that experience of pure joy and connection with something or Someone bigger than yourself? That’s what I experienced when I toured […]

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 […]

6 Fascinating Videos from the Papacy and Death of St. John Paul II

By: Churchpop.com April 8 is the 10th anniversary of the funeral of Pope St. John Paul II. Here are some videos from important moments in his papacy, from his election to his death and funeral.   Papal Election: October 16th, 1978   Assassination Attempt: May 13th, 1981   Last Public Appearance: March 31st, 2005   Announcement […]

12 Amazing Christian Sculptures Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

By: Churchpop.com Making every lego brick subject to Christ. via likecool.com Sacré-Cœur Basilica Jesus via likecool.com Created by a Swedish church, the statue is 6 ft tall, is made up of 30k bricks, and took 40 volunteers about 18 months to put together. St. Paul Cathedral (London, UK) via ohlssons.be Some of the detail: Scorpions […]

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 […]