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Can you answer these four challenging questions about Lent?

Can you answer these four challenging questions about Lent?

Lent / Easter

Take our Lent quiz! See how much you know about the tradition of Lent!

Take this thought provoking Stations of the Cross survey

Take this thought provoking Stations of the Cross survey

Lent / Easter

How familiar are you with the Stations of the Cross? Take the Catholic Online survey now to share your answers to our questions. Your responses will ...

10 important things to consider during Lent

10 important things to consider during Lent Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Every year we give something up for Lent. Sometimes picking what to give up is hard and other times we consider doing something extra to really ...

Superheroes are real! Sometimes they wear habits! Nun saves man from falling tree.

Superheroes are real! Sometimes they wear habits! Nun saves man from falling tree. Watch

Vocations

Superheroes are real, and sometimes they wear habits! According to police, a 74-year old man was saved from a falling tree by a mysterious nun.

Pope Francis' message for Lent (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH)

Pope Francis' message for Lent (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH) Watch

Living Faith

By Pope Franics, Vatican Radio

"I desire mercy, and not sacrifice" (Mt 9:13).The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee

MAKE YOURSELF COUNT! Complete this quick Ash Wednesday survey

MAKE YOURSELF COUNT! Complete this quick Ash Wednesday survey

Living Faith

Catholic Online is conducting a global survey on Ash Wednesday practices. Each reader is asked to participate once. The survey will take less than a ...

Ash Wednesday: 'Seek To Experience God's Presence Within'

Ash Wednesday: 'Seek To Experience God's Presence Within' Watch

Lent / Easter

By F. K. Bartels

"You may ask me: 'But, does God exist? And if he exists does he really concern himself with us? Can we reach him?' It is, indeed, true that we cannot ...

The fight for religious liberty: How one Catholic college deals with threats

The fight for religious liberty: How one Catholic college deals with threats Watch

College & University

By Matt Hadro (CNA/EWTN News)

The future of religious freedom in the United States will one day be in the care of today's college students, so one Catholic college is working to ...

'Part plane, part helicopter' world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10 begins ready for first flight

'Part plane, part helicopter' world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10 begins ready for first flight Watch

Technology

Described as "part plane and part helicopter," the 300-foot long Airlander 10 is readying for its inaugural flight. Originally developed for ...

Mardi Gras' several names and traditions: How is it celebrated around the world?

Mardi Gras' several names and traditions: How is it celebrated around the world? Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

People around the world celebrate Fat Tuesday each year with regional traditions - but did you know it is a celebration with roots in Christianity? 

Bernie Sanders surprises many with sudden surge in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders surprises many with sudden surge in New Hampshire Watch

Politics & Policy

Seen by many as a humble Senator with big ideas, the relatively unknown, until recently, Bernie Sanders seemed at first to pose no threat to ...

Pope Francis in hot water? Pontiff receives angry call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Pope Francis in hot water? Pontiff receives angry call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In 2014, Pope Francis delivered an address to European Parliament, in which he spoke of Europe's lack of connection among its people. He claimed the ...

The 'Martyred Country': Pope Francis' powerful words on Syria

The 'Martyred Country': Pope Francis' powerful words on Syria Watch

Living Faith

By Ann Schneible, CNA/EWTN News

The plight of Syrian civilians involved in the nation's ongoing conflict was at the heart of Pope Francis' appeal to the international community ...

605,000 undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses in California

605,000 undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses in California Watch

U.S.

Thanks to a new California law known as AB60, which took effect on January 2, 2015, the Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV has handed out ...

What's going on with the New Hampshire primary?

What's going on with the New Hampshire primary? Watch

Politics & Policy

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The first votes have been cast in the New Hampshire primary. In keeping with tradition, the voting began at midnight, as it has for every primary ...

No human rights for the unborn - UN proposes to kill babies, instead of Zika virus

No human rights for the unborn - UN proposes to kill babies, instead of Zika virus Watch

Health

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The UN is now politicizing the spread of the Zika virus to promote abortion. The virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and can also be transmitted ...

'Hijarbie' becomes internet sensation

'Hijarbie' becomes internet sensation Watch

Africa

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

One woman gained international attention after posting pictures of Barbie dressed in a hijab to her Instagram account.

Deal with the Devil or practical politics? Is there a pro-life case for Bernie Sanders?

Deal with the Devil or practical politics? Is there a pro-life case for Bernie Sanders? Watch

Politics & Policy

A lot of Catholics like Bernie Sanders. Recently, we saw an outpouring of support of the candidate in the comments under an excellent article written ...

No Catholic or other Christian Should Support the Candidacy of Bernie Sanders

No Catholic or other Christian Should Support the Candidacy of Bernie Sanders Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Legalized abortion on demand is an open rejection of the entire ethic of being our brothers (and sisters) keeper. There can be no enduring ...

7 Fun facts about Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras celebrations

7 Fun facts about Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras celebrations Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday; it comes directly before Ash Wednesday. "Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a final ...

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party Watch

Lent / Easter

By Fr. Randy Sly

One could call this celebration the last gasp of Ordinary time as the Church anticipates the penitential Season of the forty days of Lent. Rich ...

Premature baby declared dead wakes minutes before being cremated

Premature baby declared dead wakes minutes before being cremated Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

An An was a premature child born in Jinhua, China on January 8. Sadly, the boy was declared dead less than one month later. He was kept in the ...

Iran raises eyebrows with mystery construction

Iran raises eyebrows with mystery construction Watch

Middle East

By Thomas Heed (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Satellite images reveal Iran's top-secret Parchin military complex has undergone quite the makeover between 2010 and 2016. The construction raises ...

Center for Medical Progress releases another Planned Parenthood video despite injunction

Center for Medical Progress releases another Planned Parenthood video despite injunction Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

After ousting illegal actions performed by Planned Parenthood clinics, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), and its founder Daniel Daleiden, have ...

SCARY POLL: One in four Germans favors shooting illegal immigrants at borders

SCARY POLL: One in four Germans favors shooting illegal immigrants at borders Watch

Europe

Growing weary of accommodating refugees from such trouble spots as Syria and Iraq, the German people have expressed a rather shocking sentiment ...

Technology helps brain damaged musician create music for the first time in 27 years

Technology helps brain damaged musician create music for the first time in 27 years Watch

Technology

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

After a car crash that left her with a serious brain injury, violinist Rosemary Johnson was unable to play her beautiful music again - until now.

Two members of Jihadi John's 'ISIS Beatles' finally identified

Two members of Jihadi John's 'ISIS Beatles' finally identified Watch

Middle East

Two members of Jihadi John's infamous "ISIS Beatles," have been identified. Alexanda Kotey and Aine Davis, both from the United Kingdom have been ...