June 6, 2016

Blueprint for Ordination Success: the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska

So often these days we read of the ongoing collapse of Catholicism in the west.  In diocese after diocese we see parishes and schools closing or consolidating, a decline in priests as older clergy pass away at rates higher than new ordinations, and a widespread loss of the next generation to either the secular left […]

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May 30, 2016

Why I wear the habit – a nun’s reflection on religious life

By Ann Schneible Rome, Italy, May 6, 2016 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News). As Pope Francis’ year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a “visible sign” that God exists and loves every person. Though the official Year for Consecrated Life […]

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May 23, 2016

Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

By Carl Bunderson Kansas City, Mo., Apr 27, 2016 / 04:52 pm (CNA).- A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they gather for Eucharistic Adoration at their monastery. “We pray that the music on this album will contribute to […]

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May 16, 2016

A chat with the Philly priest who earned a Bronze Star in Afghanistan

By CatholicPhilly.com Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 26, 2016 / 06:40 am (CNA).- After Mass at a typical parish, it’s fellowship over coffee and donuts. But for troops stationed in Afghanistan, after Mass it’s cigars smoked down to the nub. Father Stephen McDermott, a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and a U.S. Army chaplain who recently […]

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May 9, 2016

This statue of Mary was untouched by the devastating Ecuador earthquake

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Apr 23, 2016 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News). Everything collapsed around it, but the glass case with the statue of our Lady of Light remained intact after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16. The statue was housed at the Leonie Aviat school in the Tarqui administrative district in Manta […]

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February 23, 2016

Carmel Catholic Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

By tburke14 MUNDELEIN, Ill. – Samantha (“Sammy”) Dickmann, of Grayslake, a junior at Carmel Catholic High School, earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1% of students who take the ACT […]

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