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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!

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Big networks moving online, but Catholic Online's already there for you

Big networks moving online, but Catholic Online's already there for you Watch

TV

Hollywood is leaving the small screen for the smaller screen, and consumers are thrilled. As more people give up hours in front of the classic ...

5 faith-based movies coming in 2016 that are worth your time and money

5 faith-based movies coming in 2016 that are worth your time and money Watch

Movies

Faith-based films with an overt Christian message have been making inroads in the nation's box offices. The film industry is responding to ...

Seven suspects arrested in Spain for smuggling weapons to ISIS - disguised as humanitarian aid

Seven suspects arrested in Spain for smuggling weapons to ISIS - disguised as humanitarian aid Watch

Europe

Seven people have been arrested in Spain and North Africa on suspicion of supplying bomb-making equipment to Islamic State leaders in Syria and ...

Huff Po Gestapo, beats down Trump, First Amendment with editorial billy club

Huff Po Gestapo, beats down Trump, First Amendment with editorial billy club Watch

U.S.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Liberal mouthpiece, The Huffington Post (not to be confused with an actual news organization) is pandering to liberal readers by posting an addendum ...

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS: February 7, 2016 (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH)

POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS: February 7, 2016 (FULL TEXT: ENGLISH) Watch

Living Faith

By Pope Francis

Dear brothers and sisters, Goodmorning!The Gospel of this Sunday says - in the drafting of St. Luke - the call of the first disciples of Jesus ( Lk ...

Please join us in prayer: Zika epidemic in Colombia infects THOUSANDS of pregnant women

Please join us in prayer: Zika epidemic in Colombia infects THOUSANDS of pregnant women Watch

Americas

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Reports of Zika's spread have been pouring in at clinics and hospitals around Colombia. Sadly, nearly 32,000 pregnant women have tested positive for ...

CURTAIN CALLED: GOP debate starts hilariously as candidates fail to appear on cue

CURTAIN CALLED: GOP debate starts hilariously as candidates fail to appear on cue Watch

Politics & Policy

It is a bit trivial to say about such an important event - but the GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire this weekend could have done with a ...

REVEALED: Pope Pius XII's secret efforts to overthrow Hitler

REVEALED: Pope Pius XII's secret efforts to overthrow Hitler Watch

Europe

By Kevin J. Jones, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime ...

Germany cannot take in 'all the world's needy,' Catholic Church says

Germany cannot take in 'all the world's needy,' Catholic Church says Watch

Europe

Charity has limits, church officials in Germany say. Taking in the majority of the world's Syrian refugees, representatives from the Catholic ...

HOLY SMOKES: Smoke from massive garbage dump fire in Mumbai seen in outer space

HOLY SMOKES: Smoke from massive garbage dump fire in Mumbai seen in outer space Watch

Asia Pacific

Toxic plumes of smoke sailing high into the heavens could be seen away from outer space after a massive trash heap caught in fire in Mumbai. The ...

Lower Your Nets For a Catch!  We Are All Called to Evangelize

Lower Your Nets For a Catch! We Are All Called to Evangelize Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The New Evangelization is meant to bring about an authentic renewal of the Church so that she can then undertake a new missionary outreach to the ...

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at 74 Watch

Music

If you danced in the Seventies and Eighties, there was a good chance you got up to "cut the rug" to Earth, Wind & Fire. How could anyone ...

Remains of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold Mandic arrive in Rome for Jubilee of Mercy

Remains of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold Mandic arrive in Rome for Jubilee of Mercy Watch

Europe

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

The partially incorrupt body of Padre Pio has arrived to Rome for the first time ever alongside that of another friar, St. Leopold Mandic, as a ...