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Posted on 03/18/2019 18:14 PM (CNA Blog)
Welcome to March, and some of the least-productive work days of the year.* March Madness tips off on March 19 and 20 with the First Four tournament, and then the real fun begins on March 21 with the first round. If your alma mater was not selected for this year’s tournament (🙋) and you’re looking […]
Posted on 03/8/2019 11:53 AM (CNA Blog)
When it comes to fasting, we Catholics don’t have much to complain about. We fast, but we can still have a normal meal and two smaller meals. We can’t eat meat on Fridays, but we can eat fish. And so we fry it. And throw a party with all our friends. And drink beer. The Church has […]
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Posted on 01/10/2019 16:18 PM (CNA Blog)
I’m the kind of person who shouldn’t read self-help books written by my peers. I have very high standards for who has any legitimate authority in my life: Jesus. the Pope. my mom. the cashier at Chik-Fil-A. my best friend when she tells me light pink shirts wash me out and make me look like […]
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Posted on 12/7/2018 07:47 AM (CNA Blog)
On Dec. 8, the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception (it’s a Holy Day of Obligation, so make sure you get to Mass)! There are three common misconceptions about this feast day in particular that we’d like to bust wide open. Myth #1: This is about Jesus’ conception Nope. The Solemnity of the […]
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Posted on 11/7/2018 15:38 PM (CNA Blog)
So, it’s the 42nd annual Vocations Awareness Week in the United States, and you’re looking for the perfect ways to promote vocations to the consecrated life, right? Well look no further. Here are three things that will help you promote vocations (for women) to religious life. 1. “For Love Alone” – a film about women […]
Posted on 10/26/2018 18:17 PM (CNA Blog)
Religious articles seem to have an uncanny knack for surviving natural disasters. While an “inferno” burnt down an 1800’s-era Baptist church in Wakefield, Mass., one thing survived basically unscathed – a large painting of Jesus Christ. “I’m personally taking it as a sign and a reminder that the Jesus, the Christ that we serve is […]
Posted on 08/31/2018 15:31 PM (CNA Blog)
By Christine Rousselle The popularity of genealogy research, particularly through the use of DNA kits and online resources, is a sign that humans are longing for a sense of community and kinship, a panelist at the World Meeting of Families’ panel “The Importance of Belonging: Exploring Contemporary Interest in Genealogy” theorized Aug. 22. Genealogy […]
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Posted on 08/20/2018 18:08 PM (CNA Blog)
By Christine Rousselle* Ireland’s patron saint is St. Patrick, and for good reason: he brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 around the world, both by the Irish and those who are only Irish-for-a-day. But Patrick isn’t the only saint the Irish adore–here are seven more Irish saints […]
Posted on 08/8/2018 17:30 PM (CNA Blog)
The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe is well-known. The Virgin Mary appeared to the indigenous peasant Juan Diego in the 1500s and miraculously left her image on his tilma, which is still venerated today. Lesser-known, however, is the story of how a crucifix once saved the image when a bomb exploded in the 1920s. […]
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Posted on 06/15/2018 18:33 PM (CNA Blog)
Starting this weekend, an estimated 3.2 billion people the world over will tune in to watch the 2018 World Cup, an international soccer tournament founded by a Catholic man from a small village in France. Jules Rimet was born on October 14, 1873, in the small village of Theuley in Eastern France to a modest family; […]