The closest thing to the patron saint of Shark Week

I don’t know about your place of employment, but Shark Week celebration is in full swing here at CNA. Naturally, I have been in search of the Patron Saint of Sharks, because Catholics have patron saints for everything, right? Turns out, we have no patron saint of sharks (yet – though I’m pretty sure some […]

Poll: What method of NFP would you suggest?

It’s NFP week, and we want to know what method of NFP you think works best. What method of NFP would you suggest? It’s NFP week, and we want to know what method of NFP you think works best. What method of NFP would you suggest? in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

One year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel’s influence still felt

July 26 marks one year since the brutal murder of 85-year-old parish priest Fr. Jacques Hamel. At the time, news of his death shocked the world. Today, one year later, his legacy lives on. Fr. Hamel was killed while celebrating Mass July 26, 2016 after two armed gunmen stormed his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy. […]

What did the Early Church say about tattoos?

By: Addie Mena Our recent piece on ancient pilgrimage tattoos in Jerusalem generated a lot of comment, from both the pro- and anti-tattoo camps. In the office discussion that ensued, we became interested in what the Church historically has had to say about the practice of tattooing. There’s no biblical or official proscription banning Catholics […]

Poll: How are you helping immigrants?

Many bishops have encouraged Catholics to encounter and aid migrant groups coming into their country. We want to know what you are doing to help our immigrant brothers and sisters. How are you helping immigrants? Many bishops have encouraged Catholics to encounter and aid migrant groups coming into their country. We want to k… in […]

The sign at Pope Francis’ door: ‘No Whining’

Pope Francis doesn’t like whiners. In case this was unclear from his straightforward homilies imploring Christians not to be grumpy, the sign on his apartment door confirms it. The “No complaining” sign at Pope Francis’ door  https://t.co/Bsyd2nJA5L — La Stampa (@LaStampa) July 14, 2017 Literally, it translates: “It is forbidden to complain,” according to Italian source La […]

Poll: Would you ever get a tattoo that has religious significance to you?

Following our story about Coptic Christians with a 700-year tradition of providing religious tattoos, we are interested what our readers think. Would you ever get (or do you have) a religious tattoo? Following our story about Coptic Christians with a 700-year tradition of providing religious tattoos, we are inter… in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome

Poll: Do you agree with the “Benedict option?”

Following the book The Benedict Option, titled after a term used to describe small Catholic families isolated from the culture in order to sustain the Catholic life, Catholics have discussed if fleeing culture would be better than encountering it. We want to know what you think about the “Benedict option.” Do you agree with the […]

St. Teresa of Avila’s demonic experience that proved the power of Holy Water

By: ChurchPOP St. Teresa of Avila is one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church. A 16th century nun, mystic, and Doctor of the Church, you may have seen her famous quote about the power of holy water before: “From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water […]

Poll: What is the best way for you to give witness to the Gospel?

Christians aim to live the faith not only vocally, but also through charitable deeds and virtues. There are many different ways to live the faith but we want to hear how our readers are spreading the Gospel. What is the best way for you to give witness to the Gospel? Christians aim to live the […]