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Listening In: 5 Stories That Lit Up the Internet This Week

By Alyssa Murphy | Here’s a look at the top 5 stories that lit up the internet this week:    5. Funeral for one El Paso victim With the devastating loss of life on Aug. 6 that claimed 22 lives at an...

Faith and Food: Catholic Priest Competes on ‘Worst Cooks in America’

By Amy Smith | Food Network is often on in my house, and I like to find Catholic angles on food and enjoy celebrating food-related feast days (baking always beckons me upon St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s feast day every fall, for...

Iraqi Christian Girl Learns Spiritual Warfare on Mosul Battlefield

By Bree A. Dail | For most Western readers, a glimpse of the city of Mosul, Iraq, reveals nothing short of complete devastation. A great majority of the once-thriving Christian population in the city...

What Should We Do About the Loss of Belief in the Real Presence?

By Msgr. Charles Pope | Most of you have probably heard about the recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, which found that only 26% of Catholics under age 40 believe in the real...

The 100 Best Catholic Novels I Know, Powerful Benedictine Exorcism Prayers Against Evil, and More!

By Tito Edwards | The 100 Best Catholic Novels I Know – Deal Hudson at the Christian Review +1 “Get Away, Satan!”: The Powerful Benedictine Exorcism Prayers for Protection Against Evil – ChurchPOP...

After Philadelphia Police Shootings, Archbishop Chaput Calls For “Sensible Solutions” to

By Mary Rezac/CNA | PHILADELPHIA — After a standoff between police and a gunman in Philadelphia Wednesday, in which six officers were shot, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has praised the...

International Scholars Express Concerns About John Paul II Institute

By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — A group of 49 academics from universities around the world has asked the administrators of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome to reinstate...

Labor Department Rule Aims to Widen Religious Freedom Protection for Employers

By Christine Rousselle/CNA | WASHINGTON — The Department of Labor announced Wednesday that it is considering a new rule that would allow federal contractors who identify as religious to hire...

A Sex-Abuse Story Catholics Need to Hear

By Sue Ellen Browder | I met my beloved husband, Walter, in 1966 at the University of Missouri, where he was studying to be a chemical engineer and I was enrolled in the School of Journalism, hoping to...

Planned Parenthood to Pull Out of Title X Program

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest provider of abortion services, has announced that it will withdraw from the federal Title X family planning...