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 […]

Poll: What happened in Fatima?

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, including the canonization of two visionaries involved with the Marian apparition (Part 1 and Part 2). We want to quiz you on how much you know about one of the greatest Marian apparitions of all time. What happened in Fatima? This weekend approaches the […]

Poll: Do you think married men should be allowed to be ordained?

Pope Francis has recently talked about the possibility of married priests in order to aid the deficit of parish priests. Do you think married men should be allowed to be ordained?   Pope Francis has recently talked about the possibility of married priests in order to aid the deficit of parish pr… in Catholic News […]

Poll: Are you a cradle Catholic or a convert?

The Easter season is a good time to recognize the newly accepted members of the faith and be thankful for the old ones. We want to know how our readership came to the faith. Are you a cradle Catholic or a convert? The Easter season is a good time to recognize the newly accepted members […]

The miracle that made this 13th century saint the patron of television

By ChurchPOP There’s a patron saint for practically everything in the Catholic Church, whether it’s gravediggers, stress relief, or protection against pirate attacks. But did you know there’s a patron saint for television – and she’s from the 13th century? By the end of the 1950s, it was clear that television was becoming one of […]

Pun-loving nuns, friars form band called ‘Force of Habit’ at CUA

Four nuns and two friars walk onto a college campus…to play some sweet jams. Four religious sisters of the Michigan-based Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, along with a Dominican brother and a Franciscan brother, have formed a band at The Catholic University of America, aptly named ‘Force of Habit’. (The sisters used […]

Poll: What is your favorite prayer?

The Catholic Church has a plethora of devotions and prayers. We want to know what your favorite prayers is. What is your favorite prayer?   The Catholic Church has a plethora of devotions and prayers. We want to know what your favorite prayers is. What… in Catholic News Agency’s Hangs on LockerDome

Watch this rare video of Cardinal Ratzinger playing the piano

By ChurchPop Though he rarely played in public, Pope Benedict XVI was a skilled pianist. Here is a rare video of him playing when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger: This post originally appeared at churchpop.com

What should you do on Good Friday? Spring cleaning

It can be difficult to know exactly what to do on Good Friday, aside from prayer and attending church services. The somber and solemn tone of the day make many joy-inducing activities seem inappropriate. One option for a fittingly austere activity that has religious roots in salvation history? Spring cleaning. The now widely-accepted phenomenon of […]