Poll: How are you preparing for Christmas?

Last Sunday was the first day of Advent. Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to spiritually prepare for Christ’s coming. How are you preparing for Christmas? Last Sunday was the first day of Advent. Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to spiritually prepare for Christ’s… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome

Poll: What aspect of the papal visit do you look forward to hearing about most?

In his most recent papal visit, Pope Francis aims to promote peace in the countries of Bangladesh and Burma. What aspect of the trip do you look forward to hearing about most? In his most recent papal visit, Pope Francis aims to promote peace in the countries of Bangladesh and Burma. What … in Catholic News […]

PBS features chart-topping seminarians

Produced just 6 months ago, a Gregorian chant album by seminarians and priests of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Nebraska has spent 13 weeks topping the classical music charts. In a recent feature, PBS NewsHour explored why the seminary’s new album, entitled Requiem (“rest” in Latin), has been such a hit. The album is […]

Don’t forget your humanity this Black Friday

Whenever I hear about the madness of Black Friday, the first thing I think of is the Furby frenzy of 1998, when those (basically) demonic, robotic, fur-covered talking monstrosities were flying off the shelves and spurring stampedes nationwide. Ever since, it seems like each Black Friday has come with its own new tackle-everyone-ahead-of-me-at-Wal-Mart-worthy craze, whether its a flat-screen TV […]

Poll: What do you appreciate most this Thanksgiving?

In celebration of Thanksgiving, we want to know what you are most grateful for. What do you appreciate most this Thanksgiving? In celebration of Thanksgiving, we want to know what you are most grateful for. What do you appreciate most this… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome

Saint Squanto? A Catholic Thanksgiving hero

How a Catholic Saved the Pilgrims at Thanksgiving Did you know that Thanksgiving may not have happened if a group a Franciscan monks hadn’t rescued Squanto from the slave trade? Yes, it was an returned act of kindness that resounds through history even to his day. Did you know that Squanto, the Native American hero […]

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He fought the Klan and won: the priest behind the National Catholic Register

Ninety years ago, Father Matthew Smith launched the National Catholic Register in Denver. But you should know the rest of his story. It is a tale of hardball politics, a rivalry with the Ku Klux Klan, fake nuns, attempted blackmail, business intrigue and even a bit of espionage. Smith’s reporting faced retaliation not only from […]

How to watch the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey

Father Solanus Casey, beloved American priest and Capuchin friar, will be beatified on Saturday, Nov. 18 at a Mass in Detroit. Known for his great faith, attention to the sick, and ability as a spiritual counselor, Casey will be the second American-born male to be beatified. The Mass will be said at Ford Field in […]

Poll: Which famous church do you find to be the most beautiful?

Out of these famous cathedrals and basilicas, which church do you find to be the most beautiful? Out of these famous cathedrals and basilicas, which church do you find to be the most beautiful? in Catholic News Agency Polls on LockerDome  

Poll: Do you know what Memento Mori means?

Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that has been used by the Church for centuries. The phrase is used as a reminder that life on earth is temporary and heaven is an eternal promise. Do you know what Memento Mori means? Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that has been used by the Church for […]