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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 Valentines Day...? (Take the quick survey!)

Is Valentines 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...