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"He Leadeth Me" Hallow Pray40 Challenge.

Catholic prayer app Hallow makes history in app store 

Feb 16, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Hallow reached the top spot on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, which was the same day its Lent Pray40 prayer challenge... Read more

Law enforcement responds to a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on Feb. 14, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Catholic mother killed in shooting at Kansas City Chiefs victory parade

Feb 15, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Police in a news conference Thursday said initial investigations pointed to a dispute between people that ended in gunfire. Read more

A still from Hallow's Super Bowl commercial that aired Feb. 11, 2024.

After Super Bowl ad, Catholic prayer app Hallow sees biggest spike in its history

Feb 12, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The 30-second ad was aired in 15 markets across the country and focused on “spending time in prayer with God.” Read more

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (left) and Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop James Johnston (right) made a friendly Super Bowl wager on “EWTN News in Depth” with Montse Alvarado on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

Winner, winner, Rice-A-Roni dinner? Bishops bet on the Super Bowl

Feb 10, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop James Johnston and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made their friendly wager on Friday.  Read more

A still from Hallow’s Super Bowl commercial airing Feb. 11, 2024.

Catholic prayer app Hallow to air commercial during Super Bowl LVIII

Feb 9, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Hallow’s first-ever Super Bowl ad will feature Mark Wahlberg and Jonathan Roumie. Read more

Harrison Butker and Cardinal Raymond Burke after Butker broke the Kansas City Chiefs’s field-goal record in week of the 2022-2023 season.

Exclusive: Harrison Butker’s advice on how to be a saint

Mar 5, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is a champion on the field and in the spiritual life. Read more

Harrison Butker, an NFL kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, is an altar server at Traditional Latin Masses.

Harrison Butker opens up about his Super Bowl-winning kick — and his prayer routine

Feb 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Chiefs kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, his pro-life convictions, and his devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass. Read more

Kansas City Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker (left) and Kansas City Chiefs' punter Tommy Townsend watch the ball during Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12, 2023.

‘All glory to God’: Chiefs’ Butker makes game-winning kick in the Super Bowl while wearing scapular

Feb 13, 2023

By AC Wimmer, Joe Bukuras, Jonah McKeown

The 27-year-old kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, and many on social media were quick to point out that... Read more

The ad, which aired during Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, featured a sonogram of a preborn baby.

Pringles commercial airs most pro-life ad of the Super Bowl

Feb 13, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The sonogram image prominently featured in the Super Bowl was praised by pro-lifers as bringing attention to the humanity of... Read more

A He Gets Us ad in Washington, D.C.

5 things to know about the ‘He Gets Us’ Jesus ad campaign

Feb 12, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Super Bowl viewers this Sunday may be surprised to see two ads that don’t seem to have anything to do... Read more

The Diocese of Phoenix is offering the sacraments and free sacramentals — as well as information on Sunday Mass times and locations — to pedestrians in the city on the days leading up to the NFL Super Bowl, which is Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona.

Diocese of Phoenix hits the streets to evangelize during Super Bowl LVII week

Feb 10, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Volunteers are setting up outside the arena to hand out sacramentals like rosaries and miraculous medals, in addition to informational... Read more

A He Gets Us ad in Washington, D.C.

Super Bowl 2023: Who’s behind those ‘He Gets Us’ ads about Jesus?

Dec 5, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

With a $100 million price tag and planned Super Bowl spots, He Gets Us is an initiative of a nondenominational... Read more

Los Angeles Rams' Cooper Kupp (L) breaks away from Cincinnati Bengals' Jessie Bates III during Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13, 2022.

'God is just so good,' Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp says after his clutch performance

Feb 15, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“I don’t feel deserving of this. God is just so good,” Los Angeles Rams' receiver Cooper Kupp said in a... Read more

The Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, 2022.

Do the Bengals have a prayer? Will the Rams reach the Promised Land? LA, Cincy archbishops place their bets

Feb 9, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The archbishops of Los Angeles and Cincinnati announced a friendly wager on Wednesday, Feb. 9 ahead of the upcoming Super... Read more

Super Bowl champion aims for empathy in new documentary on abortion

Feb 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

Super Bowl XXXIX champion Benjamin Watson has released a new documentary that interviews people across the political spectrum in an... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop Charles Chaput.

O’Malley and Chaput make a Super Bowl wager

Jan 31, 2018

On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will go head-to-head in Super Bowl LII, facing off to claim... Read more

How to watch the Super Bowl with a clean conscience

Jan 30, 2018

By Adelaide Mena

Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2016.

Pope Francis has a special message for the Super Bowl

Feb 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

As the Patriots and the Falcons gear up for Super Bowl LI, Pope Francis sent a message to both players... Read more

The dark side of the Super Bowl and how Congress aims to fight it

Jan 28, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Just days before Super Bowl XLIX, the U.S. House of Representatives is pushing for a bipartisan crack-down on the hidden... Read more

Red Light District by Petr Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

NY sex trafficking ring busted days before Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Members of a sex trafficking and drug ring centered in New York City were arrested after the group advertised “party... Read more