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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!

Is Valentine's Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Is Valentine's Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Marriage & Family

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Catholic Online would like to invite you to take our short Valentine's survey. Sharing your opinion will help ...

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 ...

Latest ISIS video features Jihadi Junior KILLING three ISIS prisoners

Latest ISIS video features Jihadi Junior KILLING three ISIS prisoners Watch

Middle East

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Four-year-old Isa Dare, who has been dubbed "Jihadi Junior," appeared in the latest ISIS propaganda video - and was filmed detonating a car bomb, ...

Santa Muerte gains popularity throughout Mexico - Will Pope Francis react during his visit?

Santa Muerte gains popularity throughout Mexico - Will Pope Francis react during his visit? Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Despite the Catholic Church openly saying Santa Muerte is not recognized as a saint, the death saint continues to spread in popularity among Mexican ...

Hundreds of mysterious galaxies discovered hiding behind the Milky Way

Hundreds of mysterious galaxies discovered hiding behind the Milky Way Watch

Green

An international team of scientists has discovered hundreds of galaxies beyond our Milky Way. Astronomers from the United States, South Africa, ...

Bible-themed luxury resort to be built in San Diego?

Bible-themed luxury resort to be built in San Diego? Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Televangelist Morris Cerullo has been attempting to build a Bible-themed luxury resort for the past few years - and now there is only one more hurdle ...

What the Catholic Church should do about this new serious problem among the young

What the Catholic Church should do about this new serious problem among the young Watch

Living Faith

By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register

When recent headlines marked a spike in drug overdoses for white, middle-class Americans, the news saddened but did not surprise Deacon Timothy ...

'If Allah wills it': Algerian man nearly kills then rapes 25-year-old German student

'If Allah wills it': Algerian man nearly kills then rapes 25-year-old German student Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The 37-year-old Algerian man, identified only as Rheda, was accused of following 25-year-old "Lara," as she walked home from a nightclub at 5 a.m. in ...

Low-carb is so last year! This year incorporate more grains like barley!

Low-carb is so last year! This year incorporate more grains like barley! Watch

Health

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Did you resolve to eat healthier this year? Did you promise yourself you would lose weight? You're in luck! Barley may be the first step on the road ...

Former Catholic priest arrested in connection with beauty queen's murder - 56 years later

Former Catholic priest arrested in connection with beauty queen's murder - 56 years later Watch

U.S.

Many thought, but few actually believed that a small town Catholic priest would be capable of such a savage crime. Fifty-six long years later, ...

Can science STOP breast cancer from spreading?

Can science STOP breast cancer from spreading? Watch

Health

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Researchers believe they have discovered a protein that can prevent the spread of breast cancer!

Pope Francis gives priests advice on being good confessors

Pope Francis gives priests advice on being good confessors Watch

Living Faith

By CNA/EWTN News

Priests who are good confessors must recognize their own sins in order to forgive and comfort penitents, Pope Francis said one day before the ...

POPE'S MASS: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English)

POPE'S MASS: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

Lent / Easter

By Pope Francis, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

The unofficial English translation to Pope Francis' prepared homily for the 2016 Ash Wednesday Mass:

5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday

5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday Watch

Lent / Easter

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know there is ...

Trump, Sanders win with commanding leads in New Hampshire - but what happens next?

Trump, Sanders win with commanding leads in New Hampshire - but what happens next? Watch

Politics & Policy

Both Trump and Sanders are riding high this morning following stunning victories in New Hampshire. Republicans reported massive turnout, shattering ...

You won't believe how the U.S. trade deficit relates to unemployment!

You won't believe how the U.S. trade deficit relates to unemployment! Watch

Business & Economics

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China reached $365,649,000,000 in 2015. This outrageous number is the result of the United States purchasing ...

Pope Francis' special Ash Wednesday message for 'Keep Lent' initiative

Pope Francis' special Ash Wednesday message for 'Keep Lent' initiative Watch

Lent / Easter

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Pope Francis sent out his first audio message for "Keep Lent" over social media. 'Keep Lent' is an initiative of the Prelature of the Pontifical ...

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English)

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE: Ash Wednesday (FULL TEXT: English) Watch

Living Faith

By Pope Francis, Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning and good path of Lent!It is beautiful and also significant to have this hearing at this Ash Wednesday. We ...

Ash Wednesday and Lent. It Works if you Work It

Ash Wednesday and Lent. It Works if you Work It Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

If we enter into the observance of Lent with our entire person, it can draw us, at its' closure, into a deeper embrace and experience of the power ...

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 ...

'There is nowhere else for us to go': Nuns who feed homeless face eviction after rent nearly doubles

'There is nowhere else for us to go': Nuns who feed homeless face eviction after rent nearly doubles Watch

Living Faith

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The cost of living in San Francisco has skyrocketed to the point that and new reports indicate Bay Area housing has reached such heights that the ...

Justice for Kayla Mueller?: Umm Sayyaf tried in U.S.

Justice for Kayla Mueller?: Umm Sayyaf tried in U.S. Watch

Middle East

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, teamed up with her husband, Abu Sayyaf, to hold several women captive for Abu Bakr ...