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The nuns who witnessed the life and passing of Dr. King Watch

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This Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil rights ... continue reading


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Africa

Courageous police rescue six hostage nuns in Nigeria Watch

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During a two day police operation, six women religious who were captured in Nigeria's Edo state two months ago were released unharmed on ... continue reading


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Americas

Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman Who Casts a Shadow Watch

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Having never been to a major Marian shrine, I didn't quite know what to expect. Some years ago, in the summer of 2004, I made a ... continue reading


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Asia Pacific

North and South Korea agree to march together at Olympics -- is that a good thing? Watch

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North and South Korea have reached a remarkable agreement to march into the Olympic games under a unified banner. In addition to the ... continue reading


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Europe

Here's the real-life Catholic village that inspired C.S. Lewis' 'Narnia'; Watch

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The magical realm of Narnia is the setting of C. S. Lewis' beloved children's book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There, four ... continue reading


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Middle East

Will protests in Iran bring religious freedom for Christians? Watch

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Ongoing protests in Iran could be a sign of hope for repressed religious minorities, if protesters demand that conscience rights be ... continue reading


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Politics & Policy

President Trump declares 'Religious Freedom Day' Watch

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US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 16, 2018, as "religious freedom day." This date was chosen as it is the ... continue reading


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Movies

'Annabelle: Creation': Catholic Exorcist discusses power of hit horror film and evil Watch

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What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward greater faithfulness. Conversely, Father Robert warns, it can lead ... continue reading


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TV

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What has Catholic Online been doing lately? We've been busy building some special, in-demand projects for our viewers. God has blessed our ... continue reading


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Business & Economics

Jobless claims historic low! - Why workers are getting raises this year, thanks to President Trump Watch

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Say what you will about President Trump, but American workers are starting to "win" under his administration. Jobless claims have reached a ... continue reading


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Sports

Is it acceptable for a Catholic to enjoy watching the Super Bowl? Watch

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Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American pastime and - ... continue reading


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Marriage & Family

Most Americans want abortion restricted, if not outlawed Watch

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Most Americans, including those who identify as "pro-choice," support limiting abortion to the first trimester of pregnancy, at most, a new ... continue reading


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Living Faith

Cardinal Dolan asks the faithful to pray against 'powers of darkness' before pro-life march Watch

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In the fight against abortion, it is crucial to recognize the reality of evil and the importance of prayer, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New ... continue reading


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Home & Food

Get your oven mitts ready, it's time to bake Christmas cookies! Watch

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Logs are burning in the fireplace and a sweet holiday tune escapes from the stereo. Christmas is here and it's time to break out those eggs ... continue reading


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College & University

Loras College announces new business school

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Already known for its legacy of successful, community-driven leaders, Loras College, Iowa's first college and the second oldest Catholic ... continue reading


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Christmas / Advent

Pope Francis's 'Urbi et Orbi' message (Full Text) Watch

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Pope Francis on Christmas Day said the commemoration of Christ's birth is an occasion to remember and pray for every child who suffers due ... continue reading


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Lent / Easter

Inspire: Easter Beyond the Octave. Why Do We Celebrate for Fifty Days?

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While Easter is a Solemnity and an octave feast, it is also a 50 day season until Pentecost.The Season of Easter is not just about His ... continue reading


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Travel

How people celebrate St. Patrick's Day around the world! Watch

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Festivals, parades, parties and more - St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in wonderfully unique ways across the globe! LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


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Music

Talented Dominican Sisters stir emotions with chart-topping Christmas album Watch

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Among other things, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist have been known to appear on game shows and to chat with Oprah ... continue reading


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Celebrity

Eminem speaks about his experience with abortion Watch

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After an abortion,men and women can experience deep feelings of sadness and emptiness, suicidal thoughts, dreams of the aborted child, ... continue reading


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Health

Here's why the 2018 flu season is so bad - Doctors plead: stay home if you are sick! Watch

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A century after pandemic flu killed 100 million people around the world, another flu pandemic has blanketed the United States and is ... continue reading


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Christian Saints & Heroes

Understanding the devotion to the Black Nazarene Watch

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For over four centuries, a historical and iconic miraculous statue of Jesus Christ carrying his Cross has become an emblem of passion, ... continue reading


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Green

2018, The Year of Quakes begins with major 7.6 megaquake in Caribbean Watch

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The year 2018 has been predicted to be a year of major quakes by scientists, and the first major quake has struck on cue. A massive 7.6 ... continue reading


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Technology

Twitter to ban 'way of talking' - could this include Christian speech? Watch

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Social media censorship is on the rise, prompting fears that Christian speech could be stifled. Recently, a Twitter engineer was caught on ... continue reading


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Vocations

Why are some Vocations dying? Watch

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On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish ... continue reading


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Daily Homilies

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Culture of Life Watch

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Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing: ... continue reading


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Year of Faith

Let us Celebrate the Feast of All Saints. Let us Make Haste to our Brethren Watch

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Calling the saints to mind inspires, or rather arouses in us, above all else, a longing to enjoy their company, so desirable in itself. We ... continue reading


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Blog

PART I: Telltale Signs of Untreated Childhood Trauma

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Clinical depression is so prevalent these days that well over 21 million Americans experience it every year. Most come to understand the ... continue reading


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