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Pope Francis, Rabbits, and What Catholics Really Believe

You’ve probably heard the news about Pope Francis’ off the cuff remarks regarding rabbits and family planning. Take a look at what CNA’s managing editor, Michelle Bauman, had to say about the Pope’s remarks in an interview with HuffingtonPost Live today: Here’s the full text of the Pope’s in-flight interview with journalists: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-popes-in-flight-interview-from-manila-to-rome-84716/ Here’s Catholic […]

Interviews from the record-breaking papal Mass

Pope Francis has officially concluded his week-long trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. CNA’s Rome Bureau Chief Alan Holdren was on the ground for the papal visit to the Philippines. Holdren spoke with two religious sisters who stood in the rain for hours for the chance to attend Mass with Pope Francis in Rizal […]

Haiti: Five years later in pictures

Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. Haitian officials estimate the quake killed some 316,000 people and displaced another 1.3 million. Below are a few photos from Catholic Relief Services that show just how far Haiti has come since the devastating earthquake.           […]

The Pope is coming! So put on your…diaper?!?

Pope Francis is coming to the Philippines for five days next week – Jan. 15-19. Any time the Pope goes anywhere it is a big deal for that country, and the Philippines is no exception. With 86 percent of the country’s 98 million-some people identifying as Catholic, the crowds to greet the Holy Father are […]

19 Spiritual Resolution Ideas for the New Year

So you’ve vowed to up your intake of kale and have signed up for yoga to kick off the New Year. But has your spiritual life been part of your New Year’s resolutions? Here are a few ideas of small, practical steps you can take to get spiritually stronger in 2015. 1. Daily Mass. If […]

Pope Francis: God’s voice is in tears of children at Mass

In case you missed this news a few weeks ago: During an evening Mass at San Giuseppe all’Aurelio parish in Rome on December 14th, Pope Francis told parents that children’s tears were “the best sermon,” as reported on catholicculture.org.  Addressing parents whose children had been baptized in the last year, Pope Francis said “…children cry, they […]

Consumerism: Why it’s bad and what you can do about it

My friends tease me all the time about how often I tell camp stories, but that’s how I’m going to start this blog post. It was a warm, probably July evening and the camp was having a cookout by the duck ponds. Our main dish choices, as per usual, were hamburgers or hotdogs. As I […]

6 Christmas Youtubes: The Religious and The Ridiculous

As an early Christmas present to you all, here are my top six must-watch Youtube clips for the Christmas season, placed in order from most religious to most ridiculous. 1. The first selection is an adorable video by St. Paul Arts and Media of the cutest Kiwi kiddos ever (Kiwi = New Zealander) narrating and […]

The Sisterhood #Truthbombs

Sisterhood #Truthbombs (and a scheduling change!) By now you’ve probably heard about The Sisterhood, a new reality show on Lifetime that follows five women as they discern a potential vocation to the religious life. Although I was at first skeptical about a secular network doing a show on sisters, I changed my mind after I […]

I take it back: I’m excited about The Sisterhood reality show

As all of my followers will remember (and by followers, I mean my mom and like, two other people in Nebraska), I wrote a skeptical blog post about a new reality show coming to Lifetime T.V. When I first heard about The Sisterhood, a reality show about five 20-somethings considering the convent, I had my […]