Video: ISIS destroys Catholic Church in Philippines

Days after the Islamic State reportedly kidnapped 15 people from a church (including a priest and nuns) in Marawi, Philippines, the terrorist group released a video showing showing the destruction of a Catholic Church. The terrorists can be seen smashing statues, tearing a picture of Pope Francis and finally setting the church on fire. The […]

Watch: Irish nun trends on Twitter for showing off soccer skills

A Dominican nun and an Irish cop are trending on Twitter after ITV News posted video of the two kicking a soccer ball around on the streets of Limerick: An Irish nun has shown off her football skills in a ‘keep uppy’ contest with a policeman – but who do you think won? — ITV […]

Poll: Which country do you think Pope Francis should go to next?

Pope Francis received an invitation to Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his visit to the Vatican this week. Out of all the countries the Pope hasn’t had a chance to visit, we want to know where you think he should visit next. Which country do you think the Pope should go to next? […]

Disturbing robo-pastor beaming blessings in Germany

When John Paul II wrote, “Do not be afraid of new technologies!” in a 2005 Apostolic Letter, it is, um, unlikely that he envisioned robo-pastor BlessU-2. The brainchild of an evangelical church, BlessU-2 is a robotic pastor that issues automated blessings in Wittenburg, Germany, the same town where Martin Luther kicked off the Reformation 500 […]

VIDEO: At Franciscan, if you can’t go to commencement, commencement goes to you

Richard Perry was scheduled to graduate with his MA in Theology on Saturday, May 13, at Franciscan University when an infection in his leg landed him in the hospital on May 12. Requiring surgery, Perry would not be able to leave in order to make it to his commencement ceremony with his fellow classmates. But […]

Poll: Do you think the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje are authentic?

The apparitions have been in the spotlight recently as Pope Francis expressed doubt about the ongoing visions. The Pope was, however, open to the authenticity of the original visions which took place nearly three decades ago. We want to know what our readers think about the Medjugorje apparitions. Do you think the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje […]

Study guide released on Archbishop Chaput’s latest book

  A study guide with questions for discussion has been released to go with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s most recent book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World. Published by Henry Holt and Co., the book was released in February and takes a hard look at how Catholics in […]

Poll: Which pope would you like to meet the most?

Out of the last 3 popes who would you want to meet the most? Out of the last 3 popes who would you want to meet the most? in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome

Fake news: Patriarch Kirill did not bless computers against ransomware

Yesterday, we posted an article linking to a tweet that showed a photo of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill blessing Russian computers against the ransomware virus “WannaCry.” The article was based off a widely proliferated story on Twitter. Later we discovered that the original photo is from 2013, when Patriarch Kirill blessed the new building of […]

The 5 prayers revealed at Fatima that every Catholic should know

By ChurchPOP The apparition of an angel and Our Lady to three poor children in Fatima, Portugal in the early 20th century is one of the most famous miracles in the Catholic world. The children received many messages, mostly calling for personal conversion and prayer, as well as the words of 5 new prayers. The […]